Displaying items by tag: movies Friday, 05 June 2020

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Published in T
Friday, 20 February 2015 06:27
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Definitely not the first best.

  • Starring

    Maggie Smith, Richard Gere, Bill Nighy, Dev Patel, Judi Dench, David Strathairn, Penelope Wilton, Tamsin Greig, Celia Imrie, Tina Desai, Diana Hardcastle, Ronald Pickup

  • Directed by

    John Madden

  • Running time

    122 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, near-hit by a tuk-tuk. A man accidentally orders a hit on his wife. Slaughtered lamb, dead elephant mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple rent a room to have (implied) sex. Kissing. Infidelity. Bikinis, exposed midriffs, cleavage, woman in towel. References to sexual activity. Adultery mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, cocktail, spirits). Intoxication.

  • LANGUAGE

    Bloody, p*ss, bollocks. Name-calling. Cultural, age stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Jaipur, hotel management, inspectors, relationships, divorce, engagement, marriage, retirement, friendship, investment, tourism, guided tours, jealousy, father-daughter relationships, infidelity, self-pity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement, wedding settings. Divorce mentioned. Marriage proposals. Goats, cows, horse, pigeons, camel. Power outage, plane, airport, fireworks. Brief subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    (tba)

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    (tba)

The Last Exorcism

Published in T
Friday, 05 July 2013 11:36
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong horror themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Welcome to Nell.

  • Starring

    Patrick Fabian, Ashley Bell, Iris Bahr, Louis Herthum, Caleb Landry Jones, Tony Bentley, John Wright Jnr, Shanna Forrestall, Justin Shafer

  • Directed by

    Daniel Stamm

  • Running time

    87 minutes

  • Rated

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slashed, chained, bound, gagged, hacked. An animal is viciously stabbed to death, fingers are broken, a newborn is sacrificed. A gun is pointed at people. Mud-rocks thrown at a car. Newspaper report about a suffocated boy discussed. Psychotic drawings, banging sounds, mysterious voices, demonic symbols. Incest, rape, demonic possession, slaughtered livestock, underlying trauma mentioned. Screaming. Blood/gore: Slashed face, hand. Blood on head, neck, clothing, objects. Dead, eviscerated animals. A girl's body is twisted and contorted.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape, teenage sex, teenage pregnancy, homosexuality mentioned. A teen girl undresses (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Heavy religious references. Cultural, gender, genre stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Exorcism, demonic possession, preaching, belief in God, skepticism, con artistry, frauds, documentary film-making, healing, faith-testing, mental illness, cults, Devil worship, found footage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife (cancer) discussed, birth scene. Fear that baby boy wouldn't live, recurring nightmare mentioned. Church, hospital settings. Dog, alligator, horses, cat. Full moon, magic tricks (cards, fire), power blackout, bonfire. Demons, Lucifer, exorcism, ghosts, monsters discussed. Demonic images (book) seen. Medical-style examination. Licking, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Toying, creepy, entertaining, mostly intelligent, psychological, unnerving. Startling performance from Ashley Bell, convincing performance from Fabian. Minimal use of special effects.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Anti-climactic. Ending disappoints.

Upstream Colour

Published in U
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 01:21
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Piggy in the middle.

  • Starring

    Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth, Meredith Burke

  • Directed by

    Shane Carruth

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A woman is tasered (implied), drugged, mind-controlled. A woman stabs herself repeatedly, punches a window; a man is shot. An animal is sedated, operated on, implanted, tagged, restraine. A bag filled with baby animals is thrown in a river. Men wrestle, boys playfight. Approaching armies, kidnapped mother, ransom, near-drowned mentioned. Blood/gore: Worm creatures are shown inside human veins, moving beneath skin. Dripping blood, bloody wounds, bloody hands, blood on objects, bloody scratch. Blood tranfusion seen. Operation seen on monitors (obscured vision). Dead animal.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen beneath sheets. Kissing, dressing, flirting. Shirtless man, swimwear. Infidelity (mentioned).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man manufactures an unidentified drug. People are drugged unknowingly. Prescription medication seen. Illegal substances, alcoholism, junkie mentioned. Smoking. Alcohol (wine, spirits, shots).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words.

  • THEMES

    Mind manipulation, auto-suggestion, hypnosis, Walden by Henry David Thoreau, transcendentalism, OCD, relationships, pig husbandry, interconnectivity, paranoia, audio sampling.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, ambulance, operating table settings. Job loss, loss of broker's licence, divorce, fraud, pregnancy mentioned. MRI, tumour, endemetrial cancer, infertility. Larvae (dead, alive, consumed), pigs (dead, alive), flocks of birds, bird poo (mentioned). Thunder, toilet.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Obtuse, unorthodox, abstract, hypnotic, lush, rhythmic, sensual, complex, elegant, metaphorical, allegorical. Good performances, un-nerving score, open-ended narrative.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Pretentious, self-serious.

Wish You Were Here

Published in W
Monday, 17 June 2013 02:30
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Wish you weren't.

  • Starring

    Joel Edgerton, Felicity Price, Teresa Palmer, Antony Starr, Nicholas Cassim, Otto Page, Isabelle Austin-Boyd

  • Directed by

    Kieran Darcy-Smith

  • Running time

    89 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Car accident. People are stabbed, punched, threatened at gunpoint. A woman spanks her child. Object is thrown, smashed glass. Arguing, shouting (English and Cambodian). Blood/gore: Blood on face, bloody forehead, bloody legs, blood on clothing and floor, blood splatter. IV drip inserted into arm. Human skull. Skinned snake. Corpse.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex on the beach. Oral sex implied. Infidelity. Child prostitution mentioned, brothel. Swimwear. Shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People consume ecstasy pills. Smoking marijuana. Ecstasy mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits), excessive drinking, drinking while pregnant, drink-driving. Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana joint). Gambling (card games).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Cultural, ethnic stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    South-East Asia, missing persons, foreign affairs, drug-trafficking, pregnancy, parenting, marriage, infidelity, gangsters, repercussions, secrets, premature birth.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital setting, labour and childbirth. Missing boyfriend/friend; husband cheated with wife's sister. Spiders, elephant, cows, dogs, mouse, planes. Raw meat, hanging carcasses, pig heads, pig carcass, animal skin, cooking snails. Bonfire, fire-breathing. Some Cambodian language (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Elegantly crafted, intricate, emotional, psychologically complex, lucid, incandescent, atmospheric. Flawless performances, surprising plot twists, accomplished direction, excellent cinematography and editing, powerful script.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Plot contrivances. Overwrought, undercooked drama. Too much arguing.

The Prey (la proie)

Published in T
Monday, 17 June 2013 00:12
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  • Rating

    15 (UK): Contains strong bloody violence, threat and language.

  • The pitch

    Preying for justice.

  • Starring

    Albert Dupontel, Alice Taglioni, Stéphane Debac, Sergi López, Natacha Régnier, Caterina Murino, Zinedine Soualem

  • Directed by

    Eric Valette

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Children are kidnapped, murdered. People are shot, shot at, headbutted, stabbed, slapped, elbowed, hit with objects, hit by cars, kicked, beaten, stomped, gagged, near-asphyxiated, butt-whipped, eye-gouged, threatened, held at gunpoint, pursued, drugged. A man is sexually assaulted. Two men smash through a window, crash onto car. Raped girls, missing children, beaten woman, house set on fire, girlfriend murdered by violent ex, stickups, bank holdup mentioned. Prison escape, police raids, doors kicked in, vehicle collisions, a man hangs precariously from a train, cars rammed, stolen car, break and enter, river dragged. Blood/gore: Blood on faces, walls, clothing, hands, arms, objects; bloody mouth, bloody ear, bloody bullet wound. Scars. Corpses (woman, child).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have sex during a conjugal visit. Kissing, undressing. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man consumes an unidentified drug. Alcohol (spirits). Smoking.  Xyrhex seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Name-calling. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Serial killing, child abuse, missing persons, crime, guilt, innocence, being framed, surveillance, police work, private investigation, victims, DNA evidence, justice, prison brutality (guards and inmates), amorality, trust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Murdered wife, ex-girlfriend mentioned. Prison, infirmary, hospital, cemetery, grave settings. Wild boar, dogs. Full moon, helicopter, sparks, mute child. French and Russian languages (subtitles). Original title is La Proie.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, taut, suspenseful, intense, entertaining, fast-paced, relentless. Confidently executed. Gritty performance from Dupontel.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Clichéd, ridiculous, exploitative, formulaic. Television-style production values, overwrought finale.

Behind The Candelabra

Published in B
Sunday, 16 June 2013 11:18
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  • Rating

    M: Drug use, coarse language and sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Behind the glamour.

  • Starring

    Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula, David Koechner, Debbie Reynolds, Pat Asanti, Rob Lowe, Bruce Ramsay, Dan Akyroyd, Paul Reiser

  • Directed by

    Steven Soderbergh

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man trashes a room, throws and smashes objects. Heavy drinking, getting into fights, libel mentioned. Blood/gore: Close-ups of cosmetic surgery show scalpel slicing skin, implant being inserted, skin folded back, hammering bone, exposed flesh, surgical instruments. Blood, bandages, swelling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Homosexual couples perform frequent sex acts (sodomy, oral sex implied). Kissing, flirting. Penis implants, erectile dysfunction, virginity, bisexuality, open relationships discussed. A man watches male-male porn, visits an adult shop. Infidelity. Nudity: Nude men beneath sheets, male bottoms. Shirtless men, men in underwear, swimwear. Carving on nude female figure on furniture.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription medicine, tetrachloride mentioned. A man offers a pleasure drug to another man during sex. Drug addiction ("California diet" weight-loss pills, cocaine). Consuming pills, sorting cocaine into lines, rubbing gums with cocaine seen; snorting noises heard. Alcohol (beer, champagne, cocktails). Smoking. Gambling (slot machine).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, b*tch. Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Liberace, cabaret, fame, love, piano, music, talent, homosexuality, foster care, adoption, legacy, opulence, wealth, flamboyance, loneliness, cosmetic surgery, paranoia, AIDS, bitter breakups, infidelity, secrets, privacy, age difference.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, gravely ill/deceased partner, relationship breakdown. Estranged father mentioned. Hospital, church, funeral settings. Dogs, dog attack (theatrical), horse, pig/pork (mentioned), dog poo, plane, vomiting. Furs worn and mentioned (fox, mink, raccoon). Kennedy assassination, blood poisoning, near-death experience, dialysis, cardiac arrest, autopsy, AIDS mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Superb performance from Michael Douglas, excellent supporting cast. Acute direction, focused screenplay; astounding make-up, costume and set-design. Hypnotic, strange, moving.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable tangent, factual inaccuracies.

Man of Steel

Published in M
Saturday, 15 June 2013 02:17
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  • Rating

    M: Science fiction violence.

  • The pitch

    Super, man.

  • Starring

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe, Diane Lane, Kevin Costner, Laurence Fishburne, Dylan Sprayberry, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni, Ayelet Zurer, Cooper Timberline

  • Directed by

    Christopher Nolan

  • Running time

    143 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/aliens are shot with laser guns, shot at, stabbed, punched, kicked, grabbed, head-butted, disintegrated, knocked over, frozen, burned, trapped, near-drowned, hit with objects, catapulted through the air, body-slammed, beaten, wrestled, pursued, pinned, sucked out of aircraft, restrained, held at gunpoint, tormented with deafening tone. Air raid, exploding aircraft, missiles, many buildings/skyscrapers collapse, objects thrown through the air, extensive destruction and debris, stealing, famous city under attack. Explosions, armed military, tanks, guns (handguns, futuristic lasers, machine guns, grenade-launchers, rifles), smashed glass. An animal is fatally wounded. Vehicle crashes over bridge, fills with water. Broken necks. People free-fall, are fatally thrown from great heights. Metallic vines with sharp pincers snap at/restrain a man. A woman is trapped beneath rubble. Helicopters, planes, spacecraft crash and burn; objects, spacecraft burn upon re-entry. Attempted coup, planet destroyed. Destruction of humankind discussed. Arguing, shouting, screaming. Stealing, heresy, genocide mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (fresh and decayed), burned skull, skeleton images, decayed flesh, hundreds of skulls, scarred face. Bloody scratches and cuts, bloody wounds, bloody clothing. View of human anatomy, skeletal system, muscles and nervous system operating beneath flesh. Glowing red eyes. Blood extraction (needle pierces skin, blood seen, vomiting blood. Burning man. A wound is cauterised.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Bum-grabbing. Kissing. Naked baby. Shirtless man. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits). Tranquilising agent mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-words, a-words, d*ck. Name-calling, teasing, bullying. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Superman, superpowers, hope, destiny, science fiction, alien invasion, UFOs, the apocalypse, insurgency, heroism, weakness, X-ray vision, flying, photo-journalism, undercover identity, foster care, estrangement, natural disaster, morality, humanity, mass destruction, genocide, terraforming, genetic engineering.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Parents/father killed, newborn sent away, dead father seen in flashback. Cemetery, other-world, outer space, church settings. Childbirth scene; foetal sacs. Flying creatures, alien animals, marine insects, dead fish, whales, flocks of birds (seagulls), polar bear, giraffe, elephants, dogs, butterfly. Fishing, trawling. Plane and helicopter crashes, tornado, lightning, thunder, power blackout, dust storm, spitting, vomiting. Urination, cancer, alien pathogen, ghosts mentioned. Sky-high, tropospheric and stratospheric cinematography; blurred and jerky camera movements, swooping aerials. Bright laser lights and light flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Good action, diverse cast, fairly believable performances overall, ambitious, has heart, spectacular CGI, beautifully shot, multidimensional.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mindless action, manipulative rhetoric, over-the-top finale, overuse of flashback, long running time. Cheesy dialogue. Some weakness in casting and performances. Feels like a visual eye-bashing.

Barnyard

Published in B
Friday, 14 June 2013 10:03
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence, mild themes.

  • The pitch

    Behaving like animals.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Kevin James, Courteney Cox, Sam Elliott, Danny Glover, Wanda Sykes, Andie MacDowell, David Koechner, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Cam Clarke

  • Directed by

    Steve Oedekerk

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

    PG (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Animals are attacked, killed, bitten, thrown through the air, mobbed, kicked, threatened, tied up, elbowed, crushed. A man is repeatedly hit by objects, a child throws a tantrum. High-speed car chase, car crash, smashed window. Eating dead turkeys, killing mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Bloody graze on snout. Bruising, lump on head.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Song lyrics mention pillow talk, lovers. Kissing, flirting. Cleavage, bum-crack.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer); drinking implied. Card games (craps, poker); gambling implied.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural and gender stereotypes; fat joke. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Community, father-son relationships, fatherhood, parenting, disobedience, safety, grief, family, friendship, responsibility, leadership, giving up, pregnancy, labour, birth, practical jokes, risk-taking.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father, grave visit. Birthing scene. Birds, cows, dogs, chicks, chicken, horses, goats, sheep, pigs, donkey, mice, weasel, turkey, butterfly, ducks, fireflies, rat, owl, coyotes, spider, turtles, cat, rabbit, bee, mice poo. Helicopter, full moon, shooting star, lightning, thunder, licking, snot. Animals tarred and feathered. Vegan, vegetarianism, lactose intolerance, strip search, dissection mentioned. Cows drink milk. Also known as Barnyard: The Original Party Animals.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Sweet, engaging, mildly funny. Random score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Odd, aimless, forgettable, off-key. Surprisingly violent, frightening, disturbing. Terrible dialogue. Inexplicable anomalies (eg a bull has an udder, cows drink milk).

Berberian Sound Studio

Published in B
Friday, 14 June 2013 02:21
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  • Rating

    M: Threatening scenes, violent themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    A very sound film.

  • Starring

    Toby Jones, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Cosimo Fusco, Susanna Cappellaro, Suzy Kendall, Layla Amir, Eugenia Caruso, Chiara D'Anna, Antonio Mancino

  • Directed by

    Peter Strickland

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Vegetables get smashed. A woman is forced to listen to a deafening tone. Raised knife, knife attack, people struggle. Satanic etchings (opening credits). Drowning, dead baby animals, woman thrown out window, hair-pulling, molestation, red-hot poker inserted into vagina, human sacrifice, massacre, killing, torture, severed heads mentioned. Screaming, arguing. Blood/gore: Bloodied corpses mentioned. Blood on clothing (theatrical).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman discusses being touched on her breast. Kissing, fondling. Fake orgasm mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, wine). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, bastard, slang and actual terms for male and female genitalia and bodily functions, derogatory terms for females. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Vintage horror movies, giallo films, film-making, audio production, sound effects, foley, life imitating art, mental instability, anxiety.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Spiders, dog, cockroaches, cows, power blackouts. Devil, goblin, witches, witchcraft, curses mentioned. Mix of Italian and English languages (subtitled).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Genius, exceptional, darkly comic, thrilling, memerising, weird, atmospheric, transcendent, claustrophobic. Fantastic period set design. Striking performance from Toby Jones.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    More sensory than dramatic. Slender narrative.

World War Z

Published in W
Thursday, 13 June 2013 23:08
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  • Rating

    M: Horror themes, violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Infectious.

  • Starring

    Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Fana Mokoena, James Badge Dale, David Morse, Peter Capaldi, Ludi Boeken, Elyes Gabel, Pierfrancesco Favino, Ruth Negga, Moritz Bleibtreu, Sterling Jerins, Abigail Hargrove

  • Directed by

    Marc Forster

  • Running time

    116 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/zombies get shot (handguns, rifles, machine guns), shot at, maimed, threatened at gunpoint, blown up, bitten, beaten, punched, tackled, thrown through the air, hit by vehicles, crushed, pursued, tied up, sucked out of aircraft, fall from high distances. A woman is held down by two men (possible sexual harm implied), a man teeters on a high roof ledge (suicide intended), a man shoots himself in the head. Heads smash into windscreens, windows. A motorcyclist is hit by a truck, vehicle collisions, reckless driving, mass panic. Widespread devastation, soldiers, tanks, grenades, military checkpoint, flame-throwers, huge explosions, famous cities in crisis; burning buildings, vehicles, aircraft. Helicopter and plane crashes. Video footage of man being beaten, animals hunting, animals eating carcasses. Objects get smashed, supermarket looted; broken glass. Dead POTUS, serial killing, marshall law, war crimes, mentioned. A girl handles a hunting rifle, zombies lunge at camera. Blood/gore: High body count. Corpses, human remains, ashes, skeletons. Blood on faces and clothing, blood splatter, blood smears, pooling blood, bloodied objects, blood bags, bandages, bruising. Convulsing bodies. Bite wounds, rotting flesh. Man with missing teeth. Piles of bodies (dead and alive). Injections, hypodermic needles seen.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is pinned to the ground by two men (intention to inflict sexual harm implied). Kissing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Albuterol mentioned. A man injects himself with a live virus, a vaccine. Alcohol (beer).

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, derogatory name for women, bastard. Fat kid joke. Religous references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Zombie apocalypse, biological warfare, global crisis, UN, infection, evacuation, vaccination, survival, family, stay-at-home dads.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son and wife mentioned. Asthma attack. Flocks of birds, ants, wolf, bees, alligators, whales, fish, beached dolphins, buzzing insects, dogs. Planes, helicopters. Diseases (eg rabies, typhoid, meningitis), contaminated water, foaming at the mouth, teeth extraction mentioned. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Some Spanish language (subtitles and translation). Based on best-selling novel by Max Brooks.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tense, thrilling, intelligent, well-paced, efficient, exciting, globe-spanning, slick, spectacular, emotive, blockbuster. Workable screenplay, striking imagery, solid performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vastly different from book. Gaping plot holes and questionable plot devices. Anti-climactic ending. Lacks gore, heart. Subtext themes are not explored.