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Sing (2016)

Published in S
Saturday, 03 December 2016 20:11
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  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Animals Got Talent.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll, Nick Offerman, Garth Jennings, Peter Serafinowicz, Jennifer Saunders, Rhea Perlman, Jennifer Hudson

  • Directed by

    Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet

  • Running time

    108 minutes

  • Rated

    G (Australia), U (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A building is flooded with rushing water, building collapse. Objects (eg lights) crash/break/catch alight. Characters are swept away, crushed by a falling sandbag, near-drowned, near-eaten, slapped, arrested (implied), imprisoned, kicked, pierced with flying porcupine quills, near-hit by cars, shirt-grabbed, stepped on, pursued, prodded with a cane, throat-grabbed, thrown through the air, hit with objects/splashed with food, thrown out of a restaurant, hung upside-down. Characters jump through glass, break out of prison, thump their fists on tables/benches, accidentally trip/knock over objects, dangle precariously. Reckless driving, minor car crash. Robberies (masked characters, bags of loot, getaway cars, sirens, police cars, etc). Raised voices, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character is loaded into an ambulance. A glass eye frequently dislocates/is almost swallowed. Many characters have porcupine quills protruding from heads/faces. Going to a funeral mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A married couple kiss, talk in bed. Fliriting. Skimpy dancewear/dress. Animals in brief swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (empty wine glasses seen on tables). Gambling (a character cheats at blackjack). A character finds a small object and says "what do you smoke out of this?" Ashtma inhaler seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling (crazy, stubborn, useless, skunk, fool, artsy-fartsy, awful, mean, intolerable egomaniac, liar, suckers, , ghastly, old fart, moody teenager, total superjerk dinkleschplat, porky, loose cannon, walking disaster, bunch of bumbling amateurs, danger to society, deluded, washed-up charlatan, pipsqueak, bozos, etc). Religious reference and exclamations (Oh my gosh, holy moly, what the heck, etc).

  • THEMES

    Singing, theatre, auditions, prize money, competition, debt, family, gangs, robberies, foreclosure, nerves, optimism, second chances, father-son relationships, prison, construction, teamwork, car washes, fundraising, underdogs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    A character frequently refers to his father (assumed dead). Relationship breakup. Animals (lots!): koala, pigs, piglets, elephants, mouse, porcupines, llamas, chameleon, giraffes, penguins, gorillas, chimpanzees, camels, moose, rabbits, dogs, polar bear, brown bears, lizards, chickens, turtles, cats, squid, spiders, whale, fish, rhinoceros, hippos, antelope, snakes, crocodiles, sheep, cow, kangaroo, shrimp, beaver, birds, snail, frogs, buffalo, etc. Farting, spitting out water. Full moon, helicopter. Some fast-moving and sped-up camerawork, one bright light flash. Vision during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Catchy, entertaining, funny, kid-friendly, pacey, colourful, warmhearted, well-meaning, joyous, dazzling, crowd-pleasing. Impressive/outstanding/memorable/A-list/stellar voice cast, show-stopping musical numbers, inventive/detailed visuals, cute/relatable characters, crazy/unexpected action sequences, unexpected/irresistible finale, clever nods to other films/musicals.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd. Generic-looking/underwritten/uninspired characters, wobbly/formulaic script, perhaps a little long for smaller children.

Hell or High Water (2016)

Published in H
Tuesday, 25 October 2016 08:18
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    The things we do for our kids.

  • Starring

    Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham, Dale Dickey, Katy Mixon, Marin Ireland, John-Paul Howard, Margaret Bowman

  • Directed by

    David Mackenzie

  • Running time

    102 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, threatened at gunpoint, held up (bank robberies), hair-pulled, punched, head-slammed, grabbed, pursued, slapped. Brothers playfully kicked/slap/wrestle. Cars/windows shot. Stolen cars, car chases. Burning field/cars. Explosion. A law enforcer comments that criminals should be hanged. Yelling. Shooting a man, being jailed, shooting coyotes, threatened family, killing father in a "hunting accident", assault, robbery mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody gore in hat. Bloody bullet wounds/cuts/eye/face/head/forehead/hip/clothing. Blood spatter, bleeding, dripping blood, blood pool. Arm brace, wound-dressing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have background sex in a hotel bedroom (full nudity - side view). A woman is groped beneath her skirt. Flirting, caressing. Shirtless man, cleavage, man in underwear. Pimp mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, shots, spirits). Smoking. Vials of prescription pills seen on dresser. Tweakers mentioned. Casino setting (slot machines, poker played).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonsofb*tches, bastards, p*ssed. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (what in the devil, dammit, who the hell, goddam). Frequent jokes/insults regarding race/culture/countryfolk/small towns/Native American Indians/religion.

  • THEMES

    Brothers, poverty, bank robbers, bank holdups, getaway cars, child support, retirement, Texas, small towns, family ranches, unemployment, corporate greed, oil, money-laundering.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead partner, dead brother, estranged wife/children. Dead mother, dead wife, foreclosure, divorce mentioned. Casino setting. Horses, cows, snake, dog. Steak eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Thrilling, good, gripping, offbeat, moral, high-stakes, entertaining, engaging, effective, well-paced, soulful, compelling, rangy, violent, cynical, elegiac, surprising, gritty, riveting, uproarious. Brilliant cast/performances, rich/textured characterisation, tight/sinewy direction, evocative visuals, handsome cinematography, eloquent framing, excellent/sharp/fantastic/terrific screenplay, snappy lines, twangy/jangly/great score, strong technical credits, rich sense of place.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar genre beats, could do with a better title.

Inferno (2016)

Published in I
Monday, 24 October 2016 02:39
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Rearranged levels of hell.

  • Starring

    Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy

  • Directed by

    Ron Howard

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, knocked to the ground, hit with an object, pursued, stabbed (knife/syringe), kidnapped, sprayed with an aerosol, throat-slit, throat-grabbed, stabbed, grabbed, punched, near-drowned, headlocked. People jump from a high ledge knocking into the building on the way to the ground (fatal/suicide), fall from roof beams, fall through a ceiling, slide down an embankment. Explosion. Dream sequences show peope with faces on the backs of their heads, burning buildings/objects, apocalyptic scenes, exploding blood, intense battle scenes, man bitten by a snake, people stabbed with swords, people in Hazmat suits, body bags (many). Objects smashed open, rammed, shot, kicked in. Theft. Footage of marching soldiers, dead whales, starving people. Screaming, roaring, arguing. Cancer (metaphoric), the end of humanity, suicide note, kill order, mass murder mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bloody forehead, arm, cut, clothing, mouth, bandage, water, knives, hands; blood explodes out of buildings (dream image), bleeding head wound. Blood in IV drip, syringe entering skin, hypodermic needle seen sticking out of neck. Tube made from bone. Bloodshot eyes. Man in hospital bed. Images of blood cells, cuts, wounds, body bags. People with scarred faces, rashes, bubbling skin, whitened eyes, hooded faces, balaclavas, plague masks. A man suffers sweats, bad dreams, headaches, visions, pain response to loud noises. Image of three-headed man-eating Satan. Medical checkup. Head trauma, cerebral contusion, retrograde amnesia, CT scan, concussion mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied). Kissing. A man and a woman hug. Birth control mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man is injected with an unknown serum. A man suffers frequent hallucinations. Benzodiazepines mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word. Name-calling. Religious references (images of demons/Satan, map of hell) and exclamations (God, dammit, what the hell, oh my God).

  • THEMES

    Robert Langdon, amnesia, visions, Doomsday virus, head trauma, over-population, extinction, plague, biological weapons, cryptology, paranoia, Faraday effect, Dante's Inferno, World Health Organisation, betrayal, Botticelli's Map of Hell.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, airport settings. Planes, helicopter. Snake, pigeons, spider's web, dogs. Some Italian and French languages (some translations). Based on the novel by Dan Brown.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hot-footed, brisk, scenic. Strong/diverse/international cast, film-saving performance by Irrfhan Khan, promising opening sequence, breathless first hour, striking dream imagery, effective sound editing, immaculate production values, explosive climax, some quaint self-awareness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Chaotic, exasperating, exhausting, stifling, dull, silly, humourless, creaky, underpowered, lifeless, tiresome, perfunctory, passionless, flat, desensitising. Unsurprising twists, forced dialogue, paper-thin characters, weak/hoary material, irrelevant backstory, lacking tension, convoluted/baffling plot, slow/bewildering/flashback-heavy/contradictory second hour.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

Published in J
Thursday, 20 October 2016 23:28
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  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    Never say Never.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge, Danika Yarosh, Patrick Heusinger, Holt McCallany

  • Directed by

    Edward Zwick

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tortured, punched, kicked, elbowed, kneed, choked, strangled, threatened, tied up, beaten, thrown to the ground/against walls/into objects, hit with objects (baton/meat tenderiser/post/pipe/gun/crow bar), tasered, handcuffed, head-smashed, arm/head-locked, pushed off building/ledges, hair-grabbed, tackled, near-hit by bus, assassinated, held over a building ledge. Car chases, car explosions, car driving through fence, cars rammed, stolen car. Objects knocked to floor/smashed/hit by car. A horror movie scene on TV shows a frightened woman running down a corridor. Military personnel, aircraft, vehicles and weapons (handguns/assault rifles/rocket launchers). Military prison break. Dent on desk (made by someone's head). Shoplifting, theft. Court martial (espionage).  Kidnapping/selling illegal immigrants, human trafficking, Afghani insurgents, weapons trade, aggravated assault, felony, treason, rip your arm off and beat you to death with it mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies; body thrown off building. Bloody faces, cuts, knuckles, clothing, hands, arms; blood running down face, blood spatter on wall. Bruising, scars, black eyes. Broken ankle, man on crutches, homeless veteran in wheelchair with missing leg.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Prostitute on street corner. Flirting. Man in shower, shirtless man, women in bra/bikini/robe/skimpy clothing (prostitute). Kinky sex, going back to your place, seedy motel, dating, friends with benefits, homosexuality mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    References to drugs and drug-taking (dope, junkies, shooting up, track marks on arms, opium smuggling). Alcohol (bottles in brown paper bags, yard glasses, beer mugs). Smoking (cigarette packet on table).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch, cr*p, p*sser, d*ck, pr*ck. Religious exclamations (damn, what the hell). Obscene finger gestures (the finger).

  • THEMES

    Betrayal, investigation, military, espionage, corruption, authority, paternity, mercenaries, conspiracy, weapons smuggling, murder, treason.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    References to deceased people's children, paternity suit for child support, foster homes. Homeless veterans. Hallowe'en parade (street parade/flashing lights). Fireworks, helicopters, plane. Military prison setting. Based on the book Never Go Back by Lee Child.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Self-aware, fun, absurd, satisfactory. A few memorable/strong moments, touching/understated ending, strong supporting performance by Cobie Smulders, well-choreographed fight scenes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uncinematic, uninspiring, forgettable, absurd, laughable, lazy, bizarre, derivative, sluggish. Cheesy one-liners, absurd dialogue, tepid comedy, convoluted situations/plot, lousy/disappointing/unambitious villains, weak action direction.

The Accountant (2016)

Published in T
Tuesday, 18 October 2016 07:22
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence.

  • The pitch

    It's all in the trailer.

  • Starring

    Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, John Lithgow, Jean Smart, Robert C. Treveiler

  • Directed by

    Gavin O'Connor

  • Running time

    128 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (often point-blank to face/head), punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against walls/objects, grabbed, dragged out of a car, taken hostage, held at gunpoint, strangled/neck-snapped, throat-grabbed, restrained, elbowed, pursued, shot with a nail-gun, tortured, tied up, thrown over a balcony, flipped, used as a grenade shield. Home invasion. A house is badly shot up. Archival vision is seen several times of men being stabbed (blood spatter seen). A man is blackmailed into suicide (drug-overdose; death not seen). Children engage in a street brawl. A man hits himself with an object. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked, snapped in half, shot, kicked in, rammed. Target shooting, hand-to-hand combat training. Arguing. A story is heard of a girl losing her legs in a car bomb. A story is heard of a woman giving a drug dealer cocaine then locking him in the trunk of a car. Flashback vision shows how a man was tortured to death. A story is heard of a man breaking a prison guard's skull. Weapons charges, assault and battery, attempted murder, Taliban, Al Qaeda, drug cartels, arms brokers, killing/violating your wife mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses. Bruised/burned corpse in body bag. Corpse in coffin. Bloody heads, noses, mouths, teeth, knees, legs, cuts, grazes, walls, bullet wounds, clothing; pools of blood, blood spatter. Bruising. Neck-snap heard. Nail shot into man's hand. People with missing limbs/body parts. Man on EMT stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting. Shirtless man, shirtless boy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Zoloft tablets consumed. Vials of insulin seen. Fatal drug overdose (discussed). Opium pipeline, drug cartels, cocaine, dogs playing poker, blackjack, card counting, drug use, possession, quitting drinking mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, cr*p, p*ss, sonofab*tch, fart. Name-calling. Obscene finger gesture. Religious references (goddam, Christ, oh God, Jesus, Mary and Joseph).

  • THEMES

    Forensic accounting, fraud, neuroscience, high-functioning autism, stimming, prosthetics, mathematicians, brothers, crime families, conspiracy, strict military fathers, priceless goods/artworks, social cues.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead mother, estranged mother, dead best friend. Prison setting. Bacon eaten. Strobe lighting. Brief subtitles (French and Japanese).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Unusual, oddball, engaging, ludicrous, layered. Intriguing/ attention-grabbing/well-choreographed action, intense violence, fresh concept/premise, nice chemistry between leads, fantastic cast, memorable performance by Jon Bernthal, subtle/mischevioius performance by Ben Affleck.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, unthrilling, goofy, frustrating, overcomplicated, style-less, formulaic, tone-deaf, dumb. Unclear/unconvincing/mundane/clichéd/ridiculous/derivative plot devices, uninterestingly written support roles, lousy title, lugubrious script, sterile visuals, takes a long time to get going.

Snowden (2016)

Published in S
Monday, 19 September 2016 00:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Snowden seeks the protection of his Guardian.

  • Starring

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Rhys Ifans, Melissa Leo, Zachary Quinto, Tom Wilkinson, Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Scott Eastwood, Ben Schnetzer, Bhasker Patel, Edward Snowden

  • Directed by

    Oliver Stone

  • Running time

    134 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals shot (hunting). A man collapses/suffers seizures. Drone footage of people being targeted/exploded. Footage of 911, Osama bin Laden, burning police car, people in gas masks, rioting. A private drone crashes to the ground and frightens party-goers. In-depth discussion of government agencies illegally monitoring people's private emails/text messages/webcams and hacking/sabotaging infrastructure of hostile and allied countries. Stories heard of a daughter overdosing (near-fatal) on sleeping pills, people being detained/extradited, targeting and killing a whole family while at their son's funeral. Armed soldiers. Yelling, arguing. Terrorism, dirty bombs, Iraq, Afghanistan, Desert Storm, executing leaders, Al Qaeda, extremists, nuclear war, World War 3, cyber attacks, Nuremberg trials, Nazis, death sentence mentioned. Blood/gore: Metal rods protruding through leg (surgical), leg in bandage. Patients in hospital beds. Dead birds. Bloody knife/chopping block seen in background (hunting). Brief image of dental procedure, whole-body and internal scans seen. Broken legs mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple have bedroom sex (sideview of full female nudity, sideboob seen). Kissing, flirting, ogling, undressing. Men visit a strip club (near-nude poledancing, women in skimpy lingerie seen). Men watch a woman undress without her knowledge. Cleavage, shirtless man, photos of girls in bikinis, photos of near-nude woman. Online dating. Sexual innuendo (wordplay on Bush). References to infidelity, prostitution. Whorehouse, sex on the first night, getting laid, threesome, sex scandals mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, beer). Smoking. Gambling (personal bet). Drugs and booze, drunk driving, near-fatal overdose of sleeping pills, Tegretol mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastards. Religious exclamations (what the hell, oh my God, Jesus).

  • THEMES

    Edward Snowden, National Security Agency (NSA), covert communication, secrets, security, whistleblowing, information leaks, CIA, special forces, spying, intelligence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), investigative journalism, privacy, illegal wire tapping, hackers, malware, polygraph testing, epilepsy, photography, exile, political asylum.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Divorcing parents mentioned. Dogs, planes. Barbecuing meat. Brief Russian and sign languages (no translation/subtitles). Based on true events. Based on the books The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man by Luke Harding and Time of the Octopus by Anatoly Kucherena. Extra footage during end credits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Important, exciting, relevant, riveting, controversial, interesting, watchable, earnest. Crisp/magnetic/meticulous/strong/understated/committed performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, multi-dimensional/layered performance by Shailene Woodley, outstanding/lively/engaging/charming supporting performance by Ben Schnetzer, authentic use of language/jargon.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Safe, conventional, underwhelming, unenlightening, unengrossing, flat, dull, lackluster, dry, uninvolving, timid, uninspired. Pedestrian/disjointed script, by-the-numbers editing/cinematography, never as suspenseful as Laura Poitras' Academy-award winning documentary Citizenfour, lacks charm/humour/dramatic tension/urgency/suspense, feels old/dated.

As it is in Heaven 2: Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden)

Published in A
Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:42
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Over-orchestrated.

  • Starring

    Frida Hallgren, Niklas Falk, Eric Ericson, Björn Granath, Jakob Oftebro, Lennart Jähkel, Axelle Axell

  • Directed by

    Kay Pollak

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, slapped, shaken, pursued, punched, pulled down, grabbed, drowned. People crawl/fall out of a car, trip up stairs. A baby is stolen. Shotgun fired. Yelling. Suicide references (hanging, self-harm; I want to die). Photo in newspaper of car crash. A child is blamed for a crash that killed parents. Blood/gore: Birth scene. Bloody noses, hand, cloth, face. Cut wounds (implied suicide attempts), taped nose, bruising, scar. Fainting. Coffin. Hands reach between woman's legs (off-screen) to unwind umbilical cord from a babies' neck. Fatal heart attack, bled to death, abortion, bleeding mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex scenes (including in a church). Flirting, kissing, groping, close dancing, undressing, skinnydipping. Teacher/student sexual relationship implied. References to sex. Nude baby, people in underwear. Poster of woman in swimsuit, picture of nude woman on truck.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Offensive hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Music, prejudice, suicide, childbirth, abortion, faith, home birthing, depression, religion, blame, single-parenting, pregnancy, snowstorms, Handel's Messiah.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (heart attack), wife, daughter (car accident) mentioned. Childbirth scene. Vomit/vomiting, toilet. Dogs, mouse/rat. Original title is Så ock på jorden. Swedish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable. Strong/engaging/assured/warm/infectious performance by Frida Hallgren, strong sense of place, superb/triumphant cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, misjudged, offkey, flat, slow-paced, contrived, unappealing, implausible, over-acted, overlong, tired. Manipulated/over-cooked melodrama, weak/clunky screenplay, thin story, rushed/semi-satisfying conclusion.

Sing Street

Published in S
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    On a hero's journey.

  • Starring

    Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton

  • Directed by

    John Carney

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, kicked, headbutted, threatened (slingshot/knife), hit with objects, bullied, farted on, hair-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, dragged, face-held underwater, rescued from near-drowning, face-grabbed, pursued. Schoolyard fighting, theft (sandwich/bike). Violence inflicted by priest/principal, parent, school bullies. A female blames herself for being hit. Objects kicked, thrown, smashed, stomped on; broken glass. Finger drawn across throat in slicing gesture with "I'm going to kill you one day" threat. Arguing. Beatings, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising, black eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. References to masturbation (vibrator seen), sex. People in swimwear, underwear, nightgown. Penis drawing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking marijuana). Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana). References to drunkenness, alcoholism, alcohol-related abuse, drug dealing, addiction.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, p*ss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Homophobic language (spoken and written), racist language/slurs. Religious references (including church-related abuse) and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures. Animals defecating on bed discussed.

  • THEMES

    Music, bands, school, wish fulfillment, bullying, crushes, mentors, brothers, anti-Catholicism, 1980s Ireland, financial problems, mental illness, separation, marriage, orphans, youth, self-discovery, pop culture, passion, hopes, dreams.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (car accident) mentioned. Orphanage, hospital settings. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, endearing, whimsical, charming, joyous, entertaining, polished, crowd-pleasing, tongue-in-cheek, tuneful, personal, detailed, vivid, heart-melting, adolescent, terrific, music-rich, nostalgic, funny, energetic, infectious, escapist. Loveable/five-star ensemble cast, great/unforgettable/terrific/marvellous/catchy/top-notch/in-period soundtrack, fun costuming and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little far-fetched/formulaic, needs more characterisation of other band members, standard-issue romance.

Me Before You

Published in M
Monday, 13 June 2016 03:15
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Love, Will.

  • Starring

    Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Stephen Peacocke, Vanessa Kirby, Matthew Lewis, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Samantha Spiro, Brendan Coyle, Jenna Coleman, Alan Breck, Muzz Khan

  • Directed by

    Thea Sharrock

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hit by a motorbike (implied), insulted, made fun of, doused with a bucket of ice (comic). Frequent references to suicide (scar on wrist) and planned/assisted suicide/euthanasia. Objects torn, smashed. Yelling, arguing. Sacrifice themselves, stealing mentioned. Blood/gore: Scar on wrist (suicide attempt implied). Patient in hospital bed with IV drips, canulas, breathing mask. Muscle atrophy, pneumonia, dysreflexia, spinal injury mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couples in bed together, man in shower (no nudity). Low-cut/revealing clothing, cleavage, shirtless men. A running female grabs her chest to stop her breasts bouncing. Sex, wanting sex, French gay porn, infidelity, unhappy marriages, lapdancing, multiple marriages/ex-partners, [getting] up the duff mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, cocktails). Pub setting. Gambling (horseracing). Cupboard filled with prescription drugs.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, a-words, bloody, b*tch, p*ss. Religious references and exclamations (God, hell, etc).

  • THEMES

    Love, quadriplegia/paralysis, home carers, euthanasia/assisted suicide, family, unlikely relationships, unemployment, sarcasm, superiority, birthdays, new experiences, French film, Paris, Mozart, holidays, rejection, loss, grief, class divides.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Death of loved one/adult child, job loss, relationship breakups. Divorce mentioned. Pub, racetrack, wedding, church, hospital, plane, airport settings. Lion (opening titles), dogs (background), horses. Lightning, thunder. Brief French subtitles (Des hommes et des dieux DVD). Based on the novel by Jojo Moyes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Charming, emotional, effective, warm, funny, tear-jerking, likeable, thoughtful, glossy, satisfying, delirious, distracting, sparkly, feel-good, giddy, sweet. Winning/smart/restrained performances, good chemistry between leads, bittersweet storyline, polished production design, assured/light direction, loyal to the book.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, formulaic, patronising, workmanlike, cutesy. Exaggerated characters, obvious music cues, Clark's character becomes a little ingratiating, tiptoes around the realities of living with quadriplegia.

Finding Dory

Published in F
Thursday, 09 June 2016 08:10
The main feature is presented with short film PIPER which features seabirds, hermit crabs, a character being tumbled by waves, a character pecked on the beak, and themes of parent-child relationships, the beach, foraging, determination, perspectives, enthusiasm and success.   DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is in...

Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: Some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Dory finds her Destiny.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Hayden Rolence, Bill Hader, Idris Elba, Diane Keaton, Ed O'Neill, Andrew Stanton, Bennett Dammann, Eugene Levy, Kate McKinnon, Kaitlin Olson, Dominic West

  • Directed by

    Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane

  • Running time

    97 minutes (+ 6-min short film Piper)

  • Rated

    G (Australia), PG (USA), NR (UK)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters bump their heads, crash into/over objects, get tagged. Characters are thrown through the air, stung by anemone, pursued/grabbed (by a scary-looking creature with tentacles and sharp/snappy teeth), caught in plastic rubbish, pecked, hit by objects, knocked over, poked, swept/sucked away by current, swallowed/spat out, hand-slapped. Characters believe a friend is being attacked and eaten (comic). Hands/arms plunge into the water resembling missiles/depth charges. Stolen vehicle, dangerous driving, vehicle into water. A simple-minded creature is teased/taunted/yelled at. Armed police, stinger [road] spikes. Arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: A character almost falls into a sink garbage disposal. A character releases dark ink. A character sneezes green snot splats. Lost tentacle, head injuries, possible dead parents mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A character begins to explain where babies come from. Dating, breakup, rejection, date night mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Empty wine bottles seen on ocean floor.

  • LANGUAGE

    A background character appears to mouth the f-word.

  • THEMES

    Family, forgetfulness, short-term memory loss, forgetfulness, missions, reunions, echolocation, forgetfulness, teaching, marine care, quarantine, forgetfulness, near-sightedness, memories, captivity, shape-shifting, self-acceptance, aquariums, flashbacks, directions, faith, forgetfulness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lost child, lost (presumed dead) parents mentioned. Some dark underwater sequences, claustrophobic underwater pipe setting. Fish (lots! - inlcuding blue tang, clown fish, groper, marlin), crabs, sea urchins, whale sharks, beluga whale, octopus, squid, starfish, anemone, sea cucumbers, dolphins, seals, sea birds, coral, turtles, stingrays, seahorse, cat (poster), otter, pigeons, clam, barnacles. Snot, squid ink, bird poo. Fireworks (opening titles). Fast-editing sequences, some blurred/out-of-focus/grainy vision. Mid-credits scenes, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Emotional, funny, goofy, complex, layered, heartwarming, affecting, uproarious, charming, poignant, beautiful, comforting, rewarding, great, strong, enjoyable, delightful, satisfying, standalone. Well-earned/plentiful laugh-out-loud moments, economical storytelling, exciting set pieces, ace action sequences, masterful/fabulous/photorealistic/ravishing/stunning/complex visuals, willing to deal with heavy themes, suitable for very small children.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninventive, familiar, predictable, far-fetched, formulaic. Family theme and mention of Dory's short-term memory less becomes strained/repetitive/annoying.