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Passengers (2016)

Published in P
Tuesday, 27 December 2016 11:12
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Something broken; something big.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy Garcia

  • Directed by

    Morten Tyldum

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man contemplates suicide. Characters are punched, kicked, near-drowned, trapped in a hibernation pod (claustrophobic), poked, slapped, near-hit by falling objects, injured by flying debris, deprived of oxygen, thrown to the ground, sucked through doors, scalded, dragged. An android slams his head into a counter-top. Objects thrown, smashed, hit with tools, pushed off table, incinerated. A spaceship is hit by asteroids. Explosions, burning equipment, fireball. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Shoplifting, murder mentioned. A man say, "you kill me". Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody arm, noses, hand, bandage; bleeding, coughing up blood. Object removed from skin. Injections (needles seen entering skin/blood spots on wounds). Torn skin flaps (on android). Scars, cuts. Defibrillation, resuscitation, oxygen mask. A man suffers from hibernation sickness, a woman says she is going to be sick.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scenes (bedroom, cafeteria, etc). Kissing, undressing, flirting, voyeurism, hand-holding. Nude couple (no genitals seen). Male bottom, sideboob. People in swimwear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine, champagne). Intoxication. Drawers of medication. Sedative pills dispensed (none consumed).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, sonofab*tch, damn, oh God.

  • THEMES

    Colonisation, cryosleep, loneliness, need, greed, betrayal, survival, mechanics, ethics, suicide, writers, mortality, entertainment, humankind, over-population, relationships, anger, hurt, death, gravity, class, system failure.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend, partners. Dead father (heart attack) mentioned. Freefalling in space. Power blackout. Chickens, birds.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Effective, touching, heartfelt, impressive, interesting, enjoyable, creepy. Magnetic/charming chemistry between Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, terrific supporting performance by Michael Sheen, intriguing premise, promising beginning, sharp/seamless CGI, visually impressive/dazzling set pieces, impressive swimming pool scene, elegant costumes, moments of brilliance.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, heavy-handed, predictable, sterile, thin, flat-footed, dumbed-down, creaky, disappointing, anodyne, un-dramatic, forgettable,corny, silly, unconvincing. Loose assembly, underwritten characters, some head-slappingly bad dialogue, perfunctory spacewalk scene, intrusive score, iffy/stupid conclusion.

X-Men: Apocalypse

Published in X
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:56
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  • Rating

    M: Frequent action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The earth moves for Michael Fassbender.

  • Starring

    James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Oscar Isaac, Rose Byrne, Evan Peters, Josh Helman, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Lucas Till, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Hardy, Alexandra Shipp, Hugh Jackman

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, thrown through the air/against walls, crushed, twisted, burned, electrocuted, threatened with a knife, elbowed, throat-grabbed, absorbed into walls/the ground, pistol-whipped, swooped by birds, decapitated, pursued, buried alive, slashed, stabbed, flipped, slapped, lassoed, arm/leg-snapped, slammed into objects. A flashback scene shows parents being shot. Explosions, burning objects/people. Mass destruction, collapsing buildings/bridges, vehicles thrown/torn apart, mass panic, property damage, debris. Major world landmarks destroyed. Missiles, rockets launched. Military personnel/aircraft/tanks/vehicles, armed men. Theft. Aircraft crash. Swastika seen; references to the Holocaust. Objects thrown, rattled, banged, burned, obliterated, smashed. Growling, roaring, screaming, yelling, arguing. Television footage of soldiers, submarines, an atomic mushroom cloud, weapons, religious and political leaders etc. Vietnam War, attacked president, killing mentioned. Blood/gore: A torso is sliced open with a knife before healing itself. Rib bones seen protruding through skin. Necks sliced; heads appear to fall off. Bloody faces, chest, shoulder, mouths, teeth, hand, knuckles, objects, clothing, feathers, walls, cuts, wounds; pooling blood, blood spatter, bleeding. Burning flesh, peeling skin, exposed sinew/veins, skeletons, slashed skull. Objects protruding from skin, objects removed from flesh. Body parts seen protruding from walls/floor. Bloodshot/red/glowing/cloudy/black eyes. Lots of dead bodies. Scars, bullet wounds, slice wounds. CPR. A bluish spirit is seen transfering between bodies. Cutting hand off mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Shirtless men/boys. Skimpy clothing/costumes, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Syringes/vials of blue liquid seen. Alcohol (beer, spirits). Bar setting. Smoking. Television footage is seen of Las Vegas, gambling, cash. Meds mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, a-words, p*ss. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Mutants, the end of the world, betrayal, cage-fighting, nemeses, telepathy, mind control, ancient Egypt, teamwork, CIA operations, false gods, power, 1980s culture, disarmament, family, acceptance, death, grief, vengeance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead wife/daughter, brother (presumed). Taken/murdered parents, earthquake mentioned. Auschwitz, underground tomb, submarine, bar settings. Horses, birds, chickens, deer, camel, bees, dog, fish, stingray. Planes, jets, helicopter. Lightning. Mutants with wings, tails, blue skin, scales etc. Toilet, spitting. German, Polish, Arabic, Hebrew, ancient Egyptian languages (subtitles). High, sweeping aerial cinematography; fast-paced camerawork/editing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Big, propulsive, poignant, entertaining, epic, thrilling, goofy, cartoonish, action-heavy, extravagant, ambitious. Formidable/impressive cast, top-notch effects, driving/sweeping score, fun/lively 1980s period costume/details, imposing production design, coherently choreographed action set pieces, some funny in-jokes, promising early scenes, explains how Professor Charles Xavier lost his hair.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Generic, conventional, confused, messy, exhausting, CGI-reliant, overstuffed, seen-it-before, bloated, monotonous. Too many characters, some dreadful dialogue, uninteresting villain, choppy/jumbled narrative, Mystique doesn't convince as a war hero, Sophie Turner doesn't have the complexity/allure of Famke Janssen, weak/nonsense script, regulation city-smashing finale.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:04
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and horror sequence.

  • The pitch

    Katniss is the girl on fire.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Mahershala Ali, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, Paula Malcomson, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    137 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/characters are shot, held at gunpoint, restrained, poisoned, blown up, pursued, tackled, thrown into lethal black tar, strung up, eye-gouged, kicked, mobbed, bitten/eaten, grabbed, thrown through the air/against objects, hit, impaled, run through, disintegrated. Military aircraft/tanks/personnel/weapons, heavy gunfire, mines, Mexican standoffs. Explosions, fireballs. Burning vehicles, city. Children are taken from their parents, a child screams over her mother's corpse. Objects are thrown at a cat, an animal is shot (off-screen). A man recalls being hit/beaten by his mother. Yelling, screaming. Mass suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (including children), scary sewer creatures with sharp teeth, victim with legs blown off (no injury detail seen). Bloody mouth, spittle, scratches, ground. Patient in hospital bed, IV drip, medical examinations. Bruising, burned skin, object protruding from chest, bandaging. Bruised ribs, bruised lung mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Couple in bed together. Tight-fitting clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are poisoned, injected with an unknown substance, administered morphine, given suicide capsules (poison). Alcohol (champagne). A character compares another character to "someone who's drunk". Medicine, painkillers mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Warfare, propoganda, sacrifice, lying, betrayal, love triangles, assassination, uprising, rebellion, brainwashing.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased sister, allies. Wedding, underground tunnel settings. Cat, dead bird. Fur costumes. Some dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, exciting, heartfelt, satisfying, entertaining, dark, gripping, emotional, gritty, bold, powerful, tense, compelling, grim. Intense/superb performance by Jennifer Lawrence, thrilling action, intelligent political satire, subtle character moments, intense horror scene, vivid cinematography, some lavishly bleak production design, assured/confident filmmaking.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, slow, stifling. Redundant love triangle subplot, some clunky moments/jarring dialogue, relentlessly solemn, gets bogged down in detail, too faithful to the book, bombastic/unsubtle score, sappy endnote.

Dior and I

Published in D
Saturday, 07 March 2015 06:10
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  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Beautifully woven.

  • Starring

    Raf Simons, Marion Cotillard, Anna Wintour, Sidney Toledano, Pieter Mulier, Jennifer Lawrence, Sharon Stone

  • Directed by

    Frédéric Tcheng

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Images of soldiers. War mentioned. Yelling. People are trapped in an elevator.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Breasts, nipples visible beneath transparent clothing. Skimpy outfits. Sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, spirits). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, name-calling. References to low weight, homosexuality.

  • THEMES

    Christian Dior, Raf Simon, fashion, haute couture, labels, brands, wealth, French designers, minimalism, femininity, romanticism, Paris, ateliers, legacy, passion, family, love, models, weight, fabric, art, design.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopter, planes. Ghosts, previous life, death, shadows, hauntings mentioned. Shaky handheld camera work. Frequent camera flashes/strobe effect.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, fascinating, innovative, enchanting, well-paced, sleek, multi-layered. Deft/subtle direction, judicious/complicit score, deft editing, beautifully crafted, some breathtaking imagery, well-considered direction, handsome/crisp lensing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Superficial. Lame attempts at building suspense.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Published in T
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 00:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The Prim Reaper.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, Willow Shields, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    123 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, shoved, bound, blown up, tackled, gassed, near-strangled, rammed against objects, hit with objects. Explosions, mass destruction, broken glass. Air strikes/sirens, aircraft crashes/mid-air collision, military aircraft, warehouse full of bombs/firepower. Riots, uprising, sporadic violence, sedition, treason, civil war, POWs, derailed train, shocks, beatings mentioned. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Skeletons, skulls, fresh/charred/blood-covered corpses. Patients in hospital beds (and makeshift camp beds). IV drips, bandages, neck brace. Bloody scratches/wounds/cuts/grazes, spot of blood, shaving cut, bruising, bloodshot eyes. Killing, had tongue cut out, mass graves mentioned. Wound-treating.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Loose-fitting clothing/cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are gassed, poisoned (implied). Sobriety, medication, venom mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Propaganda, uprising, rebellion, leadership, The Hunger Games, white roses, forgiveness, trust, fear, community, stealth operations, broadcasting, dytopia, fear conditioning, fashion.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dog, cat, crow, eagle, mockingbirds, elk. Lost baby (miscarriage) mentioned. Power blackouts. High/sweeping cinematography. Strobe lights. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Suspenseful, surprising, deep, dark, rich, punchy, well-paced, solid, absorbing, resonant, rousing, underground, intense, stylish, topical. Soulful/storm-ranging performance from Jennifer Lawrence, understated/generous performance from Philip Seymour Hoffman, stirring sequences,  illuminating character moments, intense dam raid sequence, haunting score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uninspired, safe, steady, by-the-book, patronising, unsatisfying, lacking, disappointing, bland, protracted. Tends to spell out the obvious, languid pacing, thin story, limp special effects, creaky script, not enough action.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Published in X
Tuesday, 20 May 2014 11:25
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Are you up to the Trask?

  • Starring

    Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Halle Berry, Nicholas Hoult, Anna Paquin, Shawn Ashmore, Josh Helman, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, impaled, hit with objects, combusted, torn apart, thrown through the air, punched, burned, hit, kicked, frozen, tasered, throat-grabbed, crushed, decapitated, slashed, wrestled, near-choked, drowned, gaffer-taped, kneed, threatened, thrown from high cliff, held at gunpoint. A crowd is fired upon, The White House is attacked. A character jumps through a second-storey window. Mid-air incident, aircraft explosion, police car crashes. Explosions, fireballs. Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Battle of Iwo Jima, JFK assassination, killing the (US) president, stealing mentioned. Stolen goods, shattered glass, stadium collapse. People captured, tortured, experimented on, butchered (mentioned/photos seen). Screaming, arguing, shouting. Military vehicles, aircraft, personnel. Blood/gore: Piles of corpses, mass grave, skeletons, skulls. Singed body, burning man, character covered in blood. Bloody bullet wounds, blood in water, blood splatter, dripping blood. Bloody cuts, grazes. Scars, missing limbs, wound-dressing, wound-stitching. Hypodermic needles, blood sampling. Images of DNA strands.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (sex implied). Nude male (rear view). A female character wears a form-fitting bodysuit. Shirtless men, woman in lingerie, cleavage, skimpy clothing, exposed midriff.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, champagne, cocktails). Smoking (cigar, cigarettes). A man injects serum into his arm (needle, belt around arm). Being "on acid" mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word, a-word, p*ss. Name-calling, discrimination. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    X-Men, mutants, civilisation, destiny, time travel, history, the Pentagon, superhuman powers, disability, hearing voices, mind-reading, hope, telepathy, choice, redemption, faith.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Saigon, hospital, underground bunker, prison cell, future settings. Planes, helicopters, fireworks, lightning. Sharp fangs, white eyes, black eyes, extended (snake-like) tongue, dogs. Vomiting, nausea. Roasting meat. Brief Vietnamese language (subtitles). Fast-moving editing. Post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, scaled, stealth, playful, suspenseful, fantastic, vast-scaled, decades-leaping, fun, dark, dystopian, satisfying. Superb cast, sly humour, lavish fx, expert choreography, minimal widespread destruction, fleet running time, revisionist style, exceptional use of 3D, new recruits, top-notch visuals, tight opening sequence, breezy script, show-stopping prison breakout, symphonic climax.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Muddled. Some explanation is missing (best not to ponder it too heavily), no clear villain, some undernourished story parts, temporal paradoxes, labyrinthine plotting, fumbled set pieces, not enough of Quicksilver, squandered cast.

American Hustle

Published in A
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:55
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  • Rating

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Only in America.

  • Starring

    Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence, Louis CK, Jack Huston, Michael Peña, Elisabeth Röhm

  • Directed by

    David O Russell

  • Running time

    138 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, hooded, hit with objects, arrested, hit, shoved, kicked, threatened at gunpoint, near-strangled. Smashed windows, broken objects, explosion. Stolen/forged art, fraud. Watergate, Vietnam War mentioned. Arguing, screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody faces, bloody scratches, grazes, bloody noses, bruising, bandaging, neck brace. Burned skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, propositioning, undressing, bum-slapping. A man simulates sex on another man. Exposed breasts, shirtless man, people in swimwear. Cleavage, very skimpy clothing. A near-nude woman performs a striptease. Sex acts mentioned. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman smokes a marijuana (implied) joint. A man snorts an unknown substance. A man consumes heart pills. Alcohol (beer, wine, shots, spirits, champagne), intoxication. Smoking (cigars, cigarettes, joint). Gaming tables (craps) seen. Loans, gambling habits, embezzlement mentioned. Club, casino settings.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-word. Name-calling, derogatory terms for women. Slang terms for genitalia and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Mobster, gender, cultural, FBI, racial stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Con artists, the Mafia, corruption, bribery, fraud, Atlantic City, surveillance, Duke Ellington, identity, adoption, parenting, infidelity, truth, double crossing, Abscam scandal, distrust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Adopted child, breakdown, engaged couple. Deceased brother, depression, divorce mentioned. Club, airport, casino settings. Plane, cats (photos), dog, tank fish, toilet. Fur worn, spitting. Bacon, chicken eaten. Brief strobe lighting. Brief Arabic language (subtitled). Loosely based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Outrageous, entertaining, sexy, twisty, playful, buoyant, rich, glorious, funny, confident, polished. Terrific cast, invigorating performances, fabulous 1970s style, great hair, juicy characters, energetic soundtrack, flashy period details.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Sprawling, muddled, overlong, undisciplined, overindulgent, murky. Lacks overall tension, soft conclusion, sagging middle, poor pacing, slack story.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 12:09
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A second helping.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Willow Shields, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Amanda Plummer, Jeffrey Wright, Lynn Cohen

  • Directed by

    Francis Lawrence

  • Running time

    146 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, whipped, tied up, electrocuted, dragged, grabbed, hooded, kicked, punched, knocked over, killed for sport, near-drowned, beaten, arrowed, stabbed, hacked, pursued, thrown down an embankment, stalked, bitten, slapped. Houses ransacked, property damage, smashed glass, arson, objects thrown. Avalanche, tsunami, explosions, burning debris, falling debris. Animals are killed, animals attack. Armed soldiers, military vehicles, angry mob, weapons training (stick-fighting, archery, spear-throwing), hand-to-hand combat. Gunshots, cannon fire, hanged effigy, spear-fishing. Video footage of riots, burning debris. Uprising, revolution, poisoned berries, black market, floggings, executions mentioned. Screaming, roaring. Blood/gore: Corpses, dead animals, missing limb. Bloody faces, hands, injuries, lashes. Blood spray, blood on objects, bloody scratches, people covered in blood. Welts, bruising, burning/bubbling skin (acidic poison), wound-cleaning. Hypodermic needle seen entering skin, object inserted into skin, bandage. 'Thousands of dead people' mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, undressing. Nude female (only back seen), shirtless men. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, wine, cocktails, champagne). Morphling (fictional narcotic) and an unknown sedative are injected. A drink that enables the consumer to throw up so they can eat more is offered.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bleeped f-word, s-word. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Survival, fate, love, betrayal, family, relationships, hope, deceit, PTSD, morality, grief, fame, popularity, reality television, history, tradition, games, teamwork, sacrifice, loss, rebellion, uprising, alliance, dystopia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Marriage proposal, cancelled wedding, pregnancy announcement. CPR, mouth-to-mouth. Dog, turkeys, cat, butterflies (garment/accessories), horses, buzzing insects, flocks of birds, baboons, lizard. Lightning, flame-throwing, fireworks, burning costumes (theatrical), power blackout. Vomiting, fang teeth. Fish, oysters eaten. Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Monumental, crowd-pleasing, remarkable, thought-provoking, inspiring, gutsier, tougher, better, leaner, smarter, thrilling, epic, heart-pounding. Winning performance from Jennifer Lawrence, wonderful supporting cast, impossible costume design, well paced, charged narrative, captures spirit of the novel, acute attention to detail, lush world-building.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Undernourished, familiar. Unsatisfactory ending, lacks heart, feels a little manufactured.

The Hunger Games

Published in T
Monday, 18 November 2013 00:41
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    The first course.

  • Starring

    Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Wes Bentley, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Amandla Stenberg, Dayo Okeniyi, Willow Shields

  • Directed by

    Gary Ross

  • Running time

    142 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are hacked, slashed, stabbed, speared, bludgeoned, hit with objects, near-choked, poisoned, murdered, slapped, thrown against a wall, wrestled, pursued, grabbed, punched, kicked, strangled, manipulated, snared, stalked, burned, threatened, bitten, mauled. Suicide references, explosion, cannon fire. People fall down embankments, out of trees. Video footage of atomic mushroom cloud, explosions, burning debris, armed soldiers. Weapons training (stick-fighting, hand-to-hand combat, archery, blade-throwing, sword-fighting), mercy killing, underground mine explosion, rioting, smashed glass, objects knocked over, property damage, brawling. Bushfire, fireballs, kids play-fighting with swords. Animals stabbed, arrowed, roasted, eaten. Killing animals mentioned. Screaming, arguing, pleading. Cutting out tongues, war, uprising, treason, being burned to death/blown sky-high mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood splatter, bloody faces, bloody legs, blood on clothing/objects, bloody cuts, bleeding, blood spots, bloody fingerprints, burned/charred skin, swollen/bruised skin, welts. Corpses, skulls (video), neck-breaking. Finger prick, objects inserted into skin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Man in underwear. Low-cut gowns.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits, cocktails, wine). Hip flask, intoxication. Healing salves applied to wounds. Hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Fight to the death, starvation, poverty, class warfare, survival, reality television, media, broadcast, tradition, hunting, siblings, relationships, archery, chance, fate, lottery, mentoring, fame, disguise, tactics, rules, alliance, betrayal, young love, healing, hope, sacrifice, dystopia, oppression, renegades.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband. Childless mother, orphans, widows mentioned. Cat, deer, dogs, pigs, horses, wasps, buzzing insects, birds, butterfly. Wasp attack, dog attacks. Roast meat, grilled fish eaten. Animals spit-roasted, roast pig seen. Shaky handheld camerawork. Soles of feet, eyebrow-plucking, waxing, spitting. Based on the novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tough-spirited, exciting, thought-provoking, memorable, muscular, honorable, unflinching, horrific, brutal, tense, allegorical. Strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, terrific supporting cast, magnificent costumes and makeup, vivid set design, irresistible energy, faithful onscreen adaptation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong, cheesy, sprawling, sometimes sluggish, manipulative. Weak chemistry between leads, shaky handheld camerawork is stomach-churning.

Silver Linings Playbook

Published in S
Sunday, 10 February 2013 09:40
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language, sexual references and violence.

  • The pitch

    Quirky romantic comedy where everybody is just a little bit crazy.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, Julia Stiles

  • Directed by

    David O Russell

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Two vehicles almost collide as a result of dangerous driving. A window is smashed. Crockery and glasses are smashed. A fist-fight/scuffle breaks out between a man and his parents. A man walks in on a couple in the shower -- a fight ensues where punches are thrown and the shower cord is wrapped around someone's neck. A face is slapped. Frequent shouting and yelling. Obscene finger gestures. Spitting. Several public altercations occur. Things get thrown. Private property gets damaged. Other incidences involving fist-fighting and accidental death are discussed but not seen. Blood/Gore: Black eyes, bruising, bloody nose.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Exposed breasts, bottom (female). Naked man (no genitals seen). A couple have (implied) oral sex in the shower. Sex and sexual activities are discussed but not seen. Couples kiss. Suggestive dance moves. Revealing dancewear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescribed medication consumed. Medicating depressants are discussed (lithium, Xanax, Quaalude, Abilify). Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits). Gambling: Bookmaking. Betting, odds, and winnings are discussed frequently.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, s-words, derogatory name-calling, angry exclamations, religious references. Gender, mental illness stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Psychiatric disability (Bi-polar, OCD, ADD), institutionalisation, deceit, family, aggressive behaviour and how to handle it, regression, infidelity, domestic violence, superstition, communication, redemption, distrust.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Over-the-top and ludicrous version of a modern romantic comedy. Likeable performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Wildly predictable, characters talk over one another when arguing (it's distracting) and the whole premise is a little absurd. For a romantic comedy it's sweet but not all that funny.