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Pete's Dragon (2016)

Published in P
Monday, 29 August 2016 03:52
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild violence.

  • Starring

    Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Oona Laurence, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Isiah Whitlock Jr.

  • Directed by

    David Lowery

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Fatal car accident (crashing/crashed car seen). Characters are shot (tranquiliser darts), chained, pursued, thrown through the air/to the ground, dropped from a stretcher, roped, hit with a stick, sedated, near-burned, grabbed. Characters dangle precariously, fall from a tree, fall from a bridge, hit their heads, trip over. A man stabs his knife into wood. A boy jumps off a cliff. A driver rams through a wall, rams another vehicle; smashed cars. A bridge begins to collapse. Objects burned, twisted, uprooted (tree), thrown, smashed, rammed. Theft. Growling, howling, roaring, screaming. Blood/gore: Scratches on face, bloodied knee (injury detail not seen), broken tooth. People are covered in gooey snot/sneeze. Children seen in hospital beds, leg in plaster cast, man on stretcher.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless boy.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character is sedated (shot with tranquiliser dart).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. A man says "redheads" to indicate his frustration at a ginger-haired woman. A woman is accused of "stepping on her husband's toes" career-wise.

  • THEMES

    Adventure, orphans, family, survival, friendship, invisibility, deforestation, logging, hunting, father-daughter relationships, endangered species, magic.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents. Dead mother mentioned. Hospital setting. Deer, wolves, rabbit, birds, bear, owl, butterfly, dog, cows, dragons. Balloon. Tongue-poking.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Delightful, surprising, stylish, old-fashioned, sturdy, sensitive, calm, assured, lovely, lyrical, funny, magical, intimate, lovable, full-hearted, warm, wistful, wonderful, sincere, rewarding, low-key, disarming, gentle, worthy, uplifting, small-scale, charming. Timeless human moments, dark/heartbreaking/haunting opening scene, warm cast, praise-worthy/convincing/terrific/muted performance by Oakes, Fegley, exceptional Weta Digital animation, stunning/endearing/doglike dragon, folky/evocative/uplifting/spirited store, intricate sound design, gorgeous vistas, lush/luminous cinematography, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic. Gavin's character motivations feel a little forced/insincere, perfunctory/too-neat finale.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Published in F
Saturday, 30 April 2016 10:58
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Meryl is an angel.

  • Starring

    Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, John Kavanagh, Nina Arianda, David Haig, Mark Arnold

  • Directed by

    Stephen Frears

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Men scuffle in a bar. A woman falls and hits her head. A man is threatened/poked in the chest. Wartime references (son missing-in-action mentioned, soldiers in uniform seen, Hitler mentioned). A man says he was jumped by a bunch of sailors. A theatrical production shows bloodied corpses. Bribery. Scream. Blood/gore: Medical examination of chest, throat area. Scar. Siezures, lost my legs/half my face [in war] mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple seen in bed together (full nudity assumed). Skimpy clothing, bare back (female), cleavage, men in underwear, woman in lingerie. Kissing. Infidelity. Syphilis, sexual abstinence mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (medicines seen on bedside table). Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails). Smoking. Intoxication. Mercury, arsenic mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Florence Foster Jenkins, music, opera, singing, high society, New York, infamy, tone deafness, theatre, loyalty, infidelity, nerves, marriage, wigs, devotion, critics, reviews, Verdi Club, self-deception, eccentricity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Deceased husband mentioned. Dog. Fur, feathers worn. Toilet, vomit. Bright camera flashes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fine, funny, gentle, moving, appealing, fizzy, crowd-pleasing, good-humoured, polished, modest, enjoyable, sentimental, light, jubilant, silly, celebratory. Imperious/robust/tremendous performance by Meryl Streep, committed/charming/career-best/touching/uncynical performance by Hugh Grant, nuanced/likeable/vulnerable performance by Simon Helberg, elaborate/faithful costumes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unconvincing, workmanlike, clichéd, passionless. Flat script, clunky exposition, perfunctory direction, padded second half.

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.

Woman in Gold

Published in W
Sunday, 17 May 2015 10:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Does the story justice.

  • Starring

    Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes, Tatiana Maslany, Max Irons, Charles Dance, Antje Traue, Elizabeth McGovern, Frances Fisher, Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Directed by

    Simon Curtis

  • Running time

    109 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are manhandled, pursued, belittled, intimidated, kicked, tackled, shot at. Anti-Semitism, Nazism, swastikas, armed soldiers. Homes are ransacked. Persecution, murder, destroyed family, killed friends, Hitler, death camps, Holocaust, looting, great grandparents murdered, Treblinka mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody cut above eye. Meningitis mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Cleavage. People in clingy nightwear, exercise clothing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Pharmaceutical drugs on shelves/bedside table, cough drops. Alcohol (spirits, champagne, beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-word, s-word. Name-calling (including 'pigs'). Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    The Woman in Gold/Portrait Of Adele Bloch-Bauer I by Gustav Klimt, Maria Altmann, Randol Schoenberg, art restitution, high-profile lawsuits, anti-Semitism, justice, society, people smuggling, escape, family, pregnancy, labour, custody, national treasures, Belvedere Palace, World War II, Nazis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead sister, dead uncle, dead aunty/wife, dead husband, dead father mentioned. Cemetery, funeral, wedding, courtroom, airport settings. Spitting. Pigeons, plane. Fur worn. Some German language (subtitles). Some high aerial cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fascinating, important, enjoyable, engaging, classy, intelligent, enthralling, heart-tugging, emotional, well-meaning, feel-good, moving, stirring, absorbing. Brilliant/towering performance by Helen Mirren, beautifully photographed, impressively staged, gently humorous, some sharp dialogue, nice cameos, potent material, extraordinary story.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Conventional, familiar, schmaltzy, workman-like, clunky, superficial, banal, simplistic, ordinary, pedestrian. Shamelessly sentimental, Ryan Reynolds in miscast/uneven, biopic oversights, ungainly structured flashbacks, schematic writing, insipid style, on-the-nose dialogue.

Finding Gaston (Buscando a Gastón)

Published in F
Thursday, 16 April 2015 00:36
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    Gaston-omical.

  • Starring

    Gastón Acurio, René Redzepi, Massimo Bottura, Alex Atala, Jesus Delgado, Andrés Rodríguez, Rodolfo Tafur, Eduardo Zapata,  Juan Ramon Trujillo, Manuel de Rivero, Natividad Flores, Alain Ducasse, Bernardo Roca Rey, Ignacio Medina, Andoni Luis Aduriz

  • Directed by

    Julia Patricia Perez

  • Running time

    80 minutes

  • Rated

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Meat/fish being prepped/filleted. Dynamite fishing mentioned. Terrorism, violence, corruption, dictatorship mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    None.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (cocktails, champagne, wine, bar shelf filled with bottles of alcohol). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Gastón Acurio Jaramillo, celebrity, chefs,  Peru, Peruvian cuisine, Astrid y Gastón, ethics, sustainable eating, food tasting, La Mar Cebichería Peruana, restaurants, fine dining, precision, critics, cebicherías, salsa a la huancaína, chupe, quinoa, culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu Paris

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lots of meat and fish on display, being prepared/cooked/eaten. Leg of ham. Llamas, cattle, fish, crab, seagulls, pelicans, fishing. Foie gras, eating guinea pig, pig's tongue mentioned. Plane.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mouth-watering, worshipful, inspirational. Attractive lensing, the lovingly photographed food looks scrumptious.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    The film's themes could have been better organised.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

Published in T
Friday, 20 March 2015 02:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Sticks to the recipe.

  • Starring

    Antonio Banderas and (voices of): Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Rodger Bumpass, Mr. Lawrence, Jill Talley, Dee Bradley Baker, Clancy Brown, Carolyn Lawrence, Sirena Irwin, Ezra James Colbert, Lillian Ellen Jones, Brody Rose, Noah Lomax, Jesica Ahlberg, Bob Irwin

  • Directed by

    Paul Tibbitt

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at (laser beams), near-spiked, punched, crushed, drenched, electrocution, thrown through the air, hand-slapped, bound, kicked, hit with objects, cannon-balled, near-cleavered. Fist-fight, military battle, air raid, rioting, angry mob. Plane crash, torture chamber, executioner. Explosion, planetary collision, burning village, vandalising, burning book. Objects smashed, hacked, stolen, kicked, sacrificed. Screaming. Blood/gore: Skeletons, skulls, exposed brain. Patient in hospital bed, oxygen mask. Bandage. Slime. Fried seagull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Characters/people in swimwear, leather gear/masks, undies. Shirtless men, bum crack, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    A-word, pooping. Name-calling. Censored mouth. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Storytelling, apocalypse, time travel, bad musical numbers, food trucks, teamwork, super strength, secret recipes, superheroes, pirates, stealing, friendship, community, angry mobs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Outer space, underwater settings. Spider, seagulls, snail, jellyfish, fish, squid, squirrel, crab, cat, dolphin, eagle, pelicans, whales, elephants, starfish. Plane, toilet, rainbow, thunder, lightning, soles of feet. Cooking meat, cooked wings. Hamburgers, tacos eaten. Farting, bird poo, bum-scratching. Fast/strobe edits.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, non-stop, cartoonish, goofball, ambitious, entertaining, daring, freewheeling, anarchic, memorable, surreal, bright, colourful, self-referential, loopy, hyperactive, effective, punny, amiable. Trippy time travel sequences, strong ensemble cast, fun for both adults and kids, no central theme or lesson, top-notch action.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Passable, noisy, aggravating, grating. Drags toward the end.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Published in T
Friday, 20 February 2015 06:27
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Additional Info

  • 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)

American Sniper

Published in A
Saturday, 24 January 2015 00:59
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Death tolls.

  • Starring

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Sam Jaeger, Chance Kelly, Cory Hardrict, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis, Ben Reed, Elise Robertson, Luke Sunshine, Keir O'Donnell, Jake McDorman

  • Directed by

    Clint Eastwood

  • Running time

    132 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot (including child), punched, wrestled, stomped, thrown from a horse, hit with objects (darts), blindfolded, held at sword-point, throat-grabbed, near-choked, chained, tortured, maimed. Explosions, attempted suicide bombings. Burning trees, buildings, debris. Schoolyard brawling, theft. Afghanistan, Iraq War settings. Hunting; animals shot. News images of bomb aftermath, 9/11 (planes into towers; towers collapsing). Dangerous driving, cars shot at/blown up. Military vehicles (tanks, helicopters), personnel, weapons (grenades, snipers, RPG, cache), training. Screaming, yellling. Blood/gore: Drilling through leg, head (child). Bloody cuts, faces, bullet wounds, bodies, objects. Blood spurts/splatter/spray, bleeding, intestines, broken limb. Bruising, scars, chipped teeth. Corpses, body parts (decapitated head, leg), amputees, caskets, wounded soldiers. Bullets seen entering/exiting flesh. Death tolls, dead/missing people (including child), man dying during surgery, murdered Good Samaritan mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Half-dressed couple, couple in bed together, couple in shower (sex implied). Kissing, flirting, bum-slap, innuendo. Phone sex mentioned, references to sex, sex-themed slang. Adultery/infidelity. Shirtless men, women in underwear, skimpy clothing, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, shots, champagne). Chewing tobacco. Smoking, gambling mentioned. Auditory hallucinations.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Sexist language, redneck joke. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Chris Kyle, Navy SEALs, war, snipers, rodeo, hunting, violence, 9/11, terrorism, infidelity, military wives, marriage, PTSD, birth, fatherhood, pregnancy, guilt, paranoia, heroism, trust, murder.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    War, funerals, hospital, birth, bar settings. Helicopter, tanks. Deer, horses, snake, dog. Taxidermy. Urine, vomiting. Based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Taut, vivid, sad, harrowing, thoughtful, skilful, complex, ruminative, fascinating, tragic, earnest, devastating, compellilng, provocative, grim, smart, gritty, confident, blunt, effective, troubling. Superb performance, strong/sustained direction, breathless skirmishes, crackerjack/propulsive editing, focused cinematography, highly realistic production design, spare/subtle score, authentic set design, heartbreaking/inexplicable ending.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uncomplicated, unsatisfying, myopic, stilted, unexceptional, routine, hollow, incurious. Obvious dialogue, one-dimensional wife, under-developed secondary characters, little sense of date/time/location.

Young and Beautiful (Jeune & Jolie)

Published in Y
Friday, 25 April 2014 10:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact sex scenes.

  • The pitch

    Explicit film-making.

  • Starring

    Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat, Johan Leysen, Charlotte Rampling, Nathalie Richard, Djedje Apali, Lucas Prisor

  • Directed by

    François Ozon

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    A girl is slapped, hit repeatedly by her mother. A man dominates a girl during sex, a man dies during sex. A girl slips and knocks her head. Attack, rape, murder mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Corpse. Blood on fingers. Wound-dressing, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Frequent explicit sex scenes (bedroom, cars etc) with multiple partners. Full frontal and back nudity of teen female (frequent), full-frontal male nudity. Kissing, breast-fondling, masturbation, oral sex, foreplay, groping, undressing, finger-sucking, sex toy. Escort website (pictures of girls in underwear, naked breasts, hand down underwear). Teen prostitution, infidelity. Male bottom, shirtless man, teen girl in underwear/lingerie, woman in underwear, teen girl in shower, people in swimwear, topless bathing. Audio of pornographic film playing, sexual-themed discussion. S&M, handcuffs mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Teens smoke (assumed) marijuana. Viagra tablets consumed. Alcohol (wine, spirits, champagne, beer, shots). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana).

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, s-word, a-word. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women.

  • THEMES

    Virginity, prostitution, mother-daughter relationships, infidelity, sibling, inappropriate relationships, masturbation, teen sex, voyeurism, accidental death, police investigation, therapy, summer vacation, holiday, France, adolescence, sexuality, power, control, detachment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Heart attack. Vomiting. Strobe lights. French language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Mysterious, erotic, fascinating, mesmerising, hypnotic, probing, elegant, non-judgemental, restrained, mature, disturbing, intriguing, observational, rich, intimate, intelligent, detailed, refined, realistic, assured, compelling. Stunning performance from Marine Vacth, graceful editing, visually crisp.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Tedious, disappointing, half-baked, forgettable, extreme, contrived, illogical, tiring. Thin characterisation, emotionally detached, cold ending.

Moshi Monsters: The Movie

Published in M
Sunday, 02 March 2014 09:33
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Raiders of the lost artifact.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Emma Tate, Phillipa Alexander, Steve Cleverley, Rajesh David, Boris Hiestand, Tom Clarke Hill, Ashley Slater, Keith Wickham

  • Directed by

    Wip Vernooij, Morgan Francis

  • Running time

    81 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are pushed, punched, kicked, accidentally injured (no blood), slapped, thrown through the air, bitten, smacked, near-boiled, hypnotised, caged, chained, hit with objects, pursued, burned, imprisoned. Characters fall from very high distances, fall down stairs. Dog-napping, theft, break-and-enter, property damage, broken glass, explosion. Shoplifting mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. A character is assumed dead. Blood/gore: Animal skulls and bones. Dislodged eyeball, detached limbs, exposed ribs. Bandaged leg.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Moshi in the bath (no nudity seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Throat spray used. Fruit machine (slot/poker machine) seen.

  • LANGUAGE

    Heck. Name-calling. Cultural, ethnic, gender stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Exploration, adventure, documentary film-making, whistling, communication, limbo, teamwork, music, narcissism, hope.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Helicopters, avalanche, hurricanes, fireworks. Monster creatures: scary eyes, caterpillar, butterfly, flying creatures, sea creatures, centipede, crawling insects, bugs, bats, turtle, elephant, birds, ghost, dogs, cats, fish, seahorse, monkeys, peacock, snake, unicorn, panda, dragons. Drool, vomit, burping, green slime. Roast chicken.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Cheerful, loony, hyperactive. Likeable characters, catchy songs, bright animation, witty script, nice voice work, fun wordplay, surprisingly enjoyable.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Annoying, cringeworthy, painful. Soulless, sugar-coated animation. Tedious for adults.