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Ted 2

Published in T
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong drug use, crude humour, sexual references and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Ted, also.

  • Starring

    Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, Patrick Warburton

  • Directed by

    Seth MacFarlane

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, hit, slapped, wrestled, tackled, thrown against walls, kicked, hit with objects, thrown from a balcony, hit with objects, tied up, elbowed, shoved, crushed, near-stabbed. Rifle shot. Brawling. Dangerous driving, vehicle collisions/damage. Objects knocked over, smashed; broken glass. Arguing, yelling, screaming. Cutting someone, 9-11, Germanwings crash mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody nose/face. Bruising. Patient in hospital bed, flatlining.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Lots of sperm. Exposed breasts, video of animals mating. Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Skimpy clothing/dancewear, girl in bikini (advertisement), cleavage, bum crack. References to sex, masturbation, porn, fetishism, prostitution, incest. Phallic object.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking/eating marijuana (joints, bongs); field of marijuana plants. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, champagne); bar setting. Snorting powder/lines, doing drugs, excessive drug use, drug convictions, getting stoned, epinephrine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastard, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women, African Americans, homosexuals. Slang terms for genitals. Gender/marriage stereotypes. Jokes about race, culture, gender, sexuality, slavery, disability. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marriage, civil rights, drugs, best friends, sperm donation, conception, adoption, starting a family, practical jokes, comedy improv, Comic-Con, road trips, lawsuits, legal representation, bearknapping, bromance.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased friend, job loss, marriage annulment. Wedding, church, courtroom settings. Divorce, cancer mentioned. Deer, raccoon, porcupine, squirrel, rabbit, fox, fish, monkey, penguin, lobster. Full moon. Gagging. Steak bones on plate. Mid-credits scene. Dizzing aerial/handheld cinematography (brief).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Puerile, likable, funny, crass. Unapologetically idiotic, anarchic/vulgar/unexpected/sharp humour, extravagant opening number, beautiful original ballad by Amanda Seyfried, infectious chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane, seamless motion-capture vfx for Ted, some great cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ungainly, overstuffed, bumpy, imperfect, overlong, one-note, stupid, familiar. Tiresome courtroom melodramatics, some flat/unfunny/stale/repackaged jokes/scenes, ambling storyline, penchant for casual cruelty, Ted isn't particularly likable.

Far From The Madding Crowd (2015)

Published in F
Monday, 22 June 2015 09:22
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    Unlikely love is Oak-ay.

  • Starring

    Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Bradley Hall, Hilton McRae, Jessica Barden

  • Directed by

    Thomas Vinterberg

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, grabbed, drowned (assumed), jailed. Bare-knuckle street fighting. Animals are shot (mostly implied). Animals fall from a high cliff ledge. Screaming, shouting, arguing. Object punched in anger. Armed soldiers. Burning village. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/baby/animal), blood spatter, bloody nose/face/clothing. An animal's side is punctured (medical). Coffin.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex. Couple between sheets (nudity implied). Kissing, crotch-grabbing. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (ale, tankards, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigars, pipes). Gambling mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Gender stereotypes. Religious references and exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Love, labour, independence, class, gender, farming, marriage, suitors, rejection, inheritance, reversal of fortune, being left at the altar, jilted love, crimes of passion, death of a child, propiety, persistence, harvest, shepherding.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss. Church setting, cemetery. Deceased parents, uncle mentioned. Marriage proposal/rejection. Horses, dogs, goats, sheep, cows, geese, chickens, pheasants, toad, pigeons, snail. Rainbow, lightning, thunder.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stately, earthy, full-blooded, lived-in, brutish, realistic, attractive, appealling, involving, well-acted, uncontroversial, classy, faithful, solid, concise, calm, stately, respectable, heartfelt. Solid cast, proud/pained performance by Michael Sheen, vibrant sense of time and place, impeccable period costuming, robust/lustrous production design, transporting cinematography, muddied/weathered sets, sparing score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Flawed. Underwritten male characters, Schoenaerts struggles with a West County accent, bland direction, subtextually thin, brisk ending, hackneyed lens flare.

Minions

Published in M
Sunday, 21 June 2015 09:32
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild animated violence.

  • The pitch

    Minion Overkill.

  • Starring

    Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Rush, Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin

  • Directed by

    Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin

  • Running time

    91 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are slapped, eaten, evaporated, cannon-blasted, head-sucked, hit with objects, tripped, hit by car, chased, paintballed, punched, nose-plucked, wedgied, thrown, walked over, swung, karate-kicked, hypnotised, frozen, pile-driven, locked in a dungeon, noosed, tortured (comic), tongue-pulled, crushed, gagged, bound, enlarged, spat out, attacked. Creatures/characters fall off high ledges. Armed, bank holdup/theft, stolen goods. Explosions, grenades, broken glass, nuclear green stuff. Multi-car crashes. Napoleonic soldiers at war. Snowball fights. Roaring, yelling. War, leaking radiation, "I hate you", killing mentioned. Blood/gore: Coffin, Grim Reaper character. Dead characters (comic).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Near-nude/shirtless characters, swimwear, characters in underwear. Bum-squeezing/slapping. "Make love not war" mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, beer.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Cultural stereotypes. Religous reference.

  • THEMES

    Minions, history, adventure, quests, identity, depression, evil, betrayal, evolution, the crown jewels, royalty, prequels.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead friend (implied). Funeral, pub settings. Clown, octopus, fish, jellyfish, undersea creatures, dinosaurs, chimps, bear, bird, vampire, yetis, dogs, cat, polar bear, pigs, wolf, horses, pigeons, seagull, kangaroos, bee, rat. Plane/aircraft, waterfalls, rainbow, volcanos, lava, thunder, lightning. Fishing, hitchhiking. Fart, licking, raspberry-blowing, urination (implied), drool. Mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Demented, crazy, spirited, simplistic, fun, energetic, innocent, busy, witty, entertaining, noisy, imaginative, silly, smart, hilarious, farty, burpy. Madcap/simple/irrelevant plotting, tightly compressed/laugh-a-minute prologue, hectic pace, offbeat humour, wild action sequences, fun sight gags, effective 3D, visually interesting, vintage tunes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Lacks tenderness/heart, confused story, Scarlet Overkill isn't evil enough.

Jurassic World

Published in J
Thursday, 11 June 2015 10:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Violence.

  • The pitch

    The park is open.

  • Starring

    Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Omar Sy, Jake Johnson, BD Wong, Judy Greer, Lauren Lapkus, Brian Tee, Katie McGrath

  • Directed by

    Colin Trevorrow

  • Running time

    124 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People/creatures are eaten, shot, attacked, pursued, grabbed, dragged, punched, thrown through the air/against objects, crushed, stomped, zapped, netted, paralysed (comic), kicked, decapitated (implied), lanced, swooped, knocked down, hit by a car, exploded, mauled. Helicopter crash, fireball, explosion. People fall/jump from high ledges. Creatures are fed animals (both live and dead). Objects knocked over, glass cracked/smashed. Mass panic, property destruction, burning trees/objects. Going off to war, Afghanistan, Tora Bora mentioned. Arguing, screaming, yelling, roaring. Blood/gore: Dead people/creatures, animal bones, side of butchered steer, chunk of flesh/object in flesh. Open wounds/gashes, bloody cuts/grazes/gashes/handprint. Blood on objects, teeth, legs, clothing, head. Blood in water, dripping blood, blood spatter/spray. Flatlining, bandages, wound-dressing. Eating sibling mentioned. Images of DNA sequencing, IV drips, patients on field hospital cots. Dino-slime.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting, ogling. Cleavage, skimpy clothing. Mild reference to sex.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Cocktails, glasses of wine seen. Being stoned, Carfentinal, tequila mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-word, b*tch, butt. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Dinosaurs, theme parks, brothers, aunty-nephew relationships, genetics, DNA, genetic modification, imprinting, corporate greed, man versus beast, hunting, instinct, tourism, bird strikes, animal tracking, humanity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, ghosts mentioned. Airport setting. Full moon (opening credits), waterfalls, plane, helicopters. Crow, birds, pig, goat, dinosaur land/sea/winged creatures, buzzing insects, shark (dead), rats, snake (dead), chameleon, salamander. "Monster under the bed" mentioned. Some foreign languages heard in background (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Exciting, engaging, entertaining, effective, worthy, satisfying, tense, violent, heart-palpitating, thrilling, suspenseful, scary, horrific, funny, smart, self-aware, wild, silly. Credible world-building, intense/visceral/nail-biting set pieces, seamless CGI and animatronics, impressively crafted, sly meta-commetary, simple/effective characters, modest goals, believable setting, authentic consequences, wonderful score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, predictable. Weak supporting characters, lame dialogue, some underdeveloped subplots, silly conclusion.

Love & Mercy

Published in L
Sunday, 07 June 2015 21:13
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, drug use and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Just like Brian Wilson did.

  • Starring

    Brian Wilson, Elizabeth Banks, John Cusack, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Jake Abel, Kenny Wormald, Joanna Going, Dee Wallace, Brett Davern, Erin Darke, Jonathan Slavin

  • Directed by

    Bill Pohlad

  • Running time

    121 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A boy is slapped, a man is almost hit by a car. Object whacked. Domestic violence (father taking belt to child/causing deafness; spankings, beatings), suicide mentioned. A man says, "I am going to kill you". Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: None.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex in the shower (implied). Man in underwear. Couple beneath sheets (nudity implied). Half-nude woman (rear view). Kissing. Swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Lots of prescription pills taken/seen, drugs (LSD). Smoking (joint, cigarettes, pipes). Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Drugging, junkies, penicillin, cocaine mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch, p*ss. Slang for breasts. Derogatory term for women. Religious reference and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Brian Wilson, music, genius, creativity, experimentation, father-son relationships, over-medication, music recording, paranoid schizophrenia, dating, manipulation, therapy, domineering fathers, grief, marriage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased brother (drowning), estranged mother, ex-wife mentioned. Plane, dogs, panic attack. Chicken eaten. Mid-credits scene. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, unusual, moving, thrilling, memorable, vibrant, engrossing, canny, satisfying. Expert performances, simple/effective/split/non-traditional structure, sharp photography, superb/ace editing, complex audio design, haunting/supportive/spare score, unfussy direction, human/happy/thrilling ending, emotionally exhilarating/involving, dark at times, undercurrent of sadness.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Some too-obvious metaphors, some crucial parts of Wilson's life are underplayed or ignored, Paul Giamatti's performance is slightly overcooked.

Unfriended

Published in U
Wednesday, 06 May 2015 01:53
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes, violence, and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Choose your friends.

  • Starring

    Heather Sossaman, Matthew Bohrer, Courtney Halverson, Shelley Hennig, Moses Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Mickey River, Cal Barnes

  • Directed by

    Levan Gabriadze

  • Running time

    83 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People commit suicide (gunshot), flirt with a knife. People are raped (implied), shot, threatened, stalked, maimed, knifed. Online bullying/trolling. Killing yourself, crashing car while drunk, forced abortion, incest/molestation (by uncle) mentioned. Screaming, shouting. Blood/gore: Hanging corpse, body on floor, hand in blender, object in eye. Blood spatter, bloody/faeces-soaked clothing. Images of (implied) raped teen, girl with object rammed down throat. Seizures mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Rape suggested. Couples have sex, cybersex. Kissing, flirting, caressing, undressing. Penis (webcam), breasts (no nipples), shirtless male, people in underwear/skimpy clothing. Lewd/offensive comments/suggestions. Reference to incest/molestation. Sex at prom discussed, threesome jokes, infidelity mentioned. Advertisement for pornography.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking marijuana, bong. Underage drinking (beer, spirits), intoxication. Roofies, selling marijuana mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Frequent f-words, c-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Sexually aggessive/explicit language. Name-calling, misogyny. Derogatory terms for women, homosexuals, African Americans. Slang for genitalia. Obscene finger gestures. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Teen suicide, rape, abortion, drugs, cyberbulling, stalking, surveillance, friends, computer hacking, lies/lying, death, social media, viral videos, shame, infidelity, murder, revenge, found footage, technology, video chat.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Abortion, demoic possession, eating disorder mentioned. Urination. Lots of text on screen. Alternative title is Cybernatural.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Relevant, contemporary, provocative, staggering, uncomfortable, effective, committed, satirical, fun, believable, unnerving, funny, diverting, energetic. High-concept premise, solid cast, thoughtful framing device, natural presentation, has some ingenuity/wit.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Gimmicky, familiar, absurd. Clunky dialogue, goofy animation, screechy/overwrought conclusion.

The Age of Adaline

Published in T
Wednesday, 15 April 2015 12:06
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Something almost magical.

  • Starring

    Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Kathy Baker, Anthony Ingruber

  • Directed by

    Lee Toland Krieger

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A man is playfully punched, slapped. Dangerous driving, hit-and-run, car accidents, rollovers, smashed glass. Fake IDs, passports. Forgery, felony, World War II, Lenin, workers/engineers killed mentioned. Images of devastation from San Francisco earthquake. Blood/gore: Bloody head, hands, object. Wound cleaning, stitching, bandage. Coffin. Patient in hospital bed/stretcher, IV drip. Stopping breathing, anoxia, heart stopped beating, broken hip, kidney failure, hypothermia mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (implied). Kissing, flirting. Shirtless man in towel, low-cut gown, cleavage. Promiscuity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits, cocktail). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    Ageing, romance, love, eternal youth, single parenting, anoxia, New Year's Eve, love at first sight, philanthropy, photographs, memories, time, history, jealousy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead husband, dead pet. Deceased mother mentioned. Defibrillation, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Wedding, church, christening, funeral settings. Dogs, horses (archival footage), sheep, ladybug. Lightning, plane, fireworks. High, sweeping/swirling cinematography, some shaky close-up camerawork. Brief Portuguese (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, fantastical, cinematic, vivid, melancholic, enjoyable. Exquisite/sumptuous/arresting cinematography, beautiful costumes and hair/make-up, appealing/graceful performance by Blake Lively, raw/vulnerable performance from Harrison Ford, uncanny performance by Anthony Ingruber as a young Harrison Ford, promising premise, charming score, seamless editing.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable. Some corny dialogue, absurdist plot twist, zero chemistry between leads, silly/holier-than-though/unbelievable/insulting narration.

The Gunman

Published in T
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 21:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Stylish execution.

  • Starring

    Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance, Idris Elba

  • Directed by

    Pierre Morel

  • Running time

    115 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including point-blank range), assassinated, ambushed, hit with objects, punched, hacked, stabbed, tortured (implied), gored, neck-snapped, kicked, thrown against walls, elbowed, shoved, grabbed, threatened, bound, hooded, drugged, face-grabbed, eye-gouged, thrown through the air. Fist-fighting, pub brawl, theft. Animal stabbed/killed/tormented (implied). Smashed windscreen, broken glass, vehicle collisions, explosions, shootouts, property damage, burning objects, arson. Military vehicles, weapons. Yelling, arguing, screaming, panic. News images of people rioting, throwing objects. Millions of people killed, massacre, rape, World War II, poverty, political corruption, violent confrontations, indiscriminate rage, chaos, suicidal thoughts, slaughter mentioned. Blood/gore: News images of dead/seriously wounded people (including children), body thrown from bridge. Surgery seen. Dead bodies. Bloody faces, heads, hand, nose, scratches, cuts, gashes, wounds. Blood on clothing, blood spatter, splattered flesh/matter, pooled blood, dripping blood, object protruding from throat. Bandages, brain scans, MRI. Blood extraction, machete wounds, amyloid plaque, head concussion/trauma mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex. Kissing, undressing, caressing. Infidelity. Glimpse of nipple/breast, cleavage, shirtless man, nude male bottom. Woman in underwear, man in shower, man in swimwear, couple in bed together. Naked baby (no genitals seen). Condoms mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, cocktails, spirits, champagne). Intoxication. Bar, pub settings. Smoking (cigarettes, cigar). A man takes prescription pills/snorts ammonia, a woman is drugged. Taking drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for bodily fluids. Religious exclamations. Rape joke.

  • THEMES

    NGOs, redemption, Democratic Republic of the Congo, conflict, civil war, mining, wealth, war relief, aid workers, peace-keeping, poverty, greed, humanitarianism, corruption, assassination, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraine, genocide, conspiracy.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Husband, friend killed. Funeral, cemetery, hospital settings. Planes. Goats, bulls, bullfighting, horses. Vomiting. Cooking/drying fish. Brief foreign language (no subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, ambitious, macho, tough-guy-talent-laden, violent, entertaining. Stylish execution, layers of emotional depth from Sean Penn, numerous glam locales, intermittently involving, lots of gratuitous shots of Penn's veiny abs.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Rote, strained, silly, humourless, camp, predictable, leisurely, unfocused, disappointing, inauthentic, brainless, flimsy, unconvincing. Obvious plotting, clunky explication, muddled politics, thinly written material, underwritten secondary roles, by-the-numbers fight scenes, takes itself too seriously, too indulgent of Sean Penn.

Black Sea

Published in B
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 09:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language, themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Dark waters.

  • Starring

    Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn, Scoot McNairy, Tobias Menzies, David Threlfall, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Michael Smiley, Karl Davies, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Daniel Ryan

  • Directed by

    Kevin Macdonald

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are stabbed, scalded, thrown to the ground, grabbed, knocked unconscious, drowned, bludgeoned, held at gunpoint. Objects smashed, burned. Fire, explosions, cracked glass, leaking vessel. Images of Hitler, Stalin, swastikas, nuclear submarines, missiles, explosions. Suicide, cannibalism, killing, eating your liver mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Submarine collision. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, skeletons. Bloody heads/faces/wounds/clothing, blood spatter. Charred flesh. Object protruding from flesh.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless men. Family in swimwear. Tattoo of nude female figure. Thinking about sex, virginity mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Prescription pills consumed. Alcohol (beer, spirits, hip flask). Smoking. Pub setting. Anti-depressants, gambling problem, drug overdose (pills) mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, bastard. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Derogatory term for women. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Marine salvage, teamwork, rivalry, submariners, sonar, greed, murder, redundancy, job loss, suicide, money, superstition, pregnancy, betrayal, piracy, diving, lying, vengeance, grudges, class warfare.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Job loss, CPR, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, estranged wife/son, dead colleagues/friends. Cancer, claustrophobia, emphysema mentioned. Pub, underwater settings. Dog, seagulls. Spitting, vomiting. Some Russian language (subtitles, translation).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Engrossing, claustrophobic, effective, satisfying, tense, enjoyable, enthralling, low-key, watchable. Intermittently gripping, superbly shot, strong sense of dread/danger, flawed/relatable characters, excellent supporting cast, assured performances, chest-tightening tension, striking contemporary resonance, old-fashioned storytelling, outstanding production design, action sequence near the end is ambitious/magnificent.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Illogical, almost-terrific. Clichéd/predictable subplots, heavy use of stereotypes, Jude Law's Scottish accent is distracting/unconvincing, uninspired direction, some ideas/conclusions/scenes make no sense.