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Independence Day: Resurgence

Published in I
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 06:09
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Science fiction themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Go to your happy place.

  • Starring

    Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Jessie T. Usher, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Patrick St. Esprit, Vivica A. Fox, Angelababy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Deobia Oparei, Nicolas Wright, Travis Tope, Chin Han, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Robert Loggia, John Storey, Joey King

  • Directed by

    Roland Emmerich

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, punched, thrown through the air, grabbed around the throat, stabbed, beheaded, hit by aircraft, pursued by aliens. A control tower filled with people/alien spaceships are blasted. A son watches his mother fall to certain death. A man almost falls down a huge cliff. Mid-air/space battles, aircraft crashes, engine failure, heavy gunfire. Explosions, fireballs, burning vehicles/objects. A tank is crushed. Global devastation (buildings, ships, aircraft, vehicles, bridges, people sucked upward/thrown through the air/knocked to the ground). Monument of deceased person's names. People grab their heads in pain (hearing loud noises assumed). Reckless flying. Shouting, arguing, screaming. Annihilation, warlord, end of the world, that's suicide, detonate bombs mentioned. Blood/gore: Several corpses (alien and human) seen on ground. Bloody bullet wound/clothing. Alien goo/blood (lots). Smaller aliens emerge from within larger alien bodies. Dismembered alien tentacles/head. Skeletons, skulls. Man in hospital bed, IV drips, oxygen mask/tank. A man collapses. Scars.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, handholding (m-m). Skimpy clothing (male bum visible through underwear), cleavage. Mild (comic) innuendo. A child says that a man has gone to have sex with his girlfriend.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Intoxication. Pheromones, get a drink, meds mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofab*tch, butt. Name-calling. Religious exclamations (oh my God, hell, Jesus Christ, hail Mary). Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Alien invasion, the end of the world, space defense, alien queens, bait, death, evacuation, anniversaries, waking from a coma, leadership, sacrifice, father-daughter relationships.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father, dead mother, dead uncle, dead president. A woman believes her fiance is dead. Dead brother, dead father, dead parents, dead boyfriend mentioned. Alien creatures with sharp teeth, tentacles, scary eyes, wrinkled skin. Helicopters, aircraft, tidal wave. Ocean fish, dog. Taxidermy animals. Cooking steak. Urination. Brief foreign languages (some translation/subtitles). Some high/dizzying cinematography.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Spectacular, ludicrous, distracting, entertaining, old-school, amusing, cheesy, amiable, big, dumb, fun, enjoyable, giddy. Dizzying size/scale, no-expense-spared visual effects, grandiose destruction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Silly, scattershot, cluttered, repetitive, predictable, implausible. Scattered screenplay, too many characters/storylines, laughable dialogue, countless plot holes, misunderstood science, culturally insensitive.

Mr. Right

Published in M
Tuesday, 14 June 2016 06:56
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    That was fun-ish.

  • Starring

    Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, RZA

  • Directed by

    Paco Cabezas

  • Running time

    95 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, tasered, kicked, punched, stabbed, handcuffed, dragged, kidnapped, hit with objects, bludgeoned, roundhouse kicked, bumped into, spat on, arm-snapped, shoved, elbowed, smacked, slapped, head-rammed, kneed, bound/gagged, pursued, bitten, throat-grabbed, tackled, handcuffed, rammed against a wall. A man falls down stairs. Objects thrown, shot, knocked over. Story heard of bullying kid, crushing a small animal. Fistfighting, Mexican standoffs. Roaring, screaming. Killing husband, scratch face off, choke a goat, waterboarding, cut head off, Serbian war zone, World War II, duck hunting, blew up a building, suicide mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Victim wrapped in plastic/thrown from a bridge. Bloody faces/chest/heads/arm/noses/lips/clothing/cuts/scratches/grazes/objects/wounds. Blood spatter, spitting blood, pooled/smeared blood. Scar, bruising, bandage. Knives seen protruding from throat/bottom/foot areas. Cancer, brain damage mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A cheating couple are caught during foreplay. Couple in bed together (sex implied), couple in shower together. Kissing, flirting, caressing, leg-squeezing. Woman in lingerie, skimpy clothing. Infidelity. Rack of condoms. Threesome proposed. Fisting, showing boobs/bodies, fake pregnancy claim, being naked, casual sex, gays, homophobia, pervert mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A character rolls a marijuana joint. Alcohol (wine, spirits, beer, cocktails). Bar, club settings. Intoxication. Drugs, heroin, crackheads, cokehead, dose you up mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women. [Being] racist mentioned. Religious exclamations (Jesus Christ, what the hell?, God etc).

  • THEMES

    Romance, hitmen, infidelity, relationship rebounds, reflexes, dancing, New Orleans, anger management, redemption, brothers, contract killing, fratricide, normality.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship breakup. Cats. Nose-picking, spitting. Lightning (opening titles), bright camera flashes. Frying fish, eating hot dogs, roasted animals/drying fish seen in marketplace. Animal skull on wall, animal skin rug on sofa, stuffed animal on desk. Urination mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Screwball, violent, funny, crowd-pleasing, fizzy, cute, bouncy, quirky, oddball, bloody, high-danger, diverting, bright, fast-paced, fun. Wonderful/delightful/adorable chemistry between leads, efficient cast, clever banter, bouyant pop tunes, flashy editing, wacky costume design, has some amusing charm, RZA gets the best line.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Thin, dumb, forgettable, peculiar, broad, one-dimensional, lazy, sloppy, hackneyed. Forced cleverness, silly story, cheesy dialogue, garish/desperate action, some mind-numbing/nonsensical sequences, uneven sound mixing, Tim Roth has a terrible southern accent, plays like a watered down Leonard/Demme/Tarantino film, mildly offensive.

Goldstone

Published in G
Friday, 03 June 2016 09:57
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Jay stokes the Furnace.

  • Starring

    Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, David Gulpilil, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham, Pei-Pei Cheng, Michelle Lim Davidson, Max Cullen, Tommy Lewis, Steve Rodgers, Lark Lee

  • Directed by

    Ivan Sen

  • Running time

    110 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide references (hanging). People are shot, arrested, punched, bribed, forced to dig their own grave, kicked, pistol-whipped. A bird is hit by a car (off-camera). Vehicles shot, rammed; car rollover, car into fence. A group of drunk men brawl. Objects thrown. Explosion. Yelling, howling. Photos of colonial Australia show poor treatment of Indigenous and Chinese peoples. Stolen children mentioned. Blood/gore: Hanging corpses (human, dog). Floating corpses (fish). Photographing/examining corpse. Decayed body/skeleton. Bloody clothing, blood spatter. Dead people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    People have paid sex (implied). Kissing. Skimpy clothing, women in lingerie, shirtless man. References to prostitution. Brothel setting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer). Intoxication, DUI. Smoking. Getting kids off drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, fart. Derogatory term for indigenous Australians. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Corruption, land rights, cultural sensitivity, outback policing, DUI, prostitution, missing persons, unsolved mysteries, human trafficking, sacred sites, morals, Indigenous relations, police investigations, mining industry.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased elder. Dead daughter, dead youths (suicide), multiple failed marriages mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, brothel, watch house settings. Images of deceased Aboriginal Australians. Flies, lizard, hawks, fly fishing, plane. RBT. Vomiting, gagging, spitting. Bacon eaten. Dead animals seen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Daring, idealistic, contemporary, extraordinary, noir, standalone, breathtaking, focused, unified, taut, layered, relevant, timely, necessary, smart, challenging, compelling, fine, bold, ambitious, slick, thrilling, magnificent, big-thinking, gorgeous. Strong/powerful/remarkable/exemplary performances, iconic cast, spare dialogue, stunning cinematography, grandiose/seamless drone footage, magnificent location, socially conscious, supremely accomplished, darkly comic, first-rate/accessible/personal technical credits.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Mid-section feels ever-so-slightly laboured.

The Hateful Eight

Published in T
Sunday, 17 January 2016 03:28
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    Are you a h8ter?

  • Starring

    Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, James Parks

  • Directed by

    Quentin Tarantino

  • Running time

    187 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, stabbed, poisoned, hit, elbowed, punched, threatened, handcuffed, thrown from a moving vehicle, pushed, held at knifepoint, splashed with hot liquid, taunted, hanged. Objects thrown, smashed, kicked. Hanging discussed/mimed. Stories of people being shot, hanged/hit with objects, racially motivated killings, horse being injured/shot, headhunting, violent intentions, torture, coercing sexual acts. Screaming, yelling. Murder, neck snap, breaking out of prison, burning down prison, shooting, stabbing, drowning, burning, injuring mentioned. Blood/gore: Pile of corpses, bodies dumped down a well, exploding head, blood/brain matter, dismemberment, severed arm, dislodged tooth. Lots of blood on heads, faces, noses, mouths, hands, clothes, objects, snow (droplets, spray, stains, pools). Bleeding, licking blood, vomiting blood, bloody wounds, spitting blood, spurting/spraying blood. A knife pierces skin (throat). Black eye, bruising, scar, abrasion. Many deaths, fever, cut my legs off mentioned. Squelching sound of blood heard.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Oral sex (m-m). Full male nudity. Naked man, coerced sexual acts mentioned. Slang for having sex. References to sex acts, male genitalia.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipes, cigarettes). Brandy, liquor, snakebite discussed.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words, b*tch, bastards. Name-calling. Racial slurs/attitudes. Many derogatory terms for non-whites, old people, Mexicans, women. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Bounty hunters, rewards, justice, fever, racism, bigotry, violence, prisoners, the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead son, dead wife mentioned. Spitting, snot, fainting, slurping. Animal skull, pelts seen. Chicken being plucked; plucked chicken seen. Blizzard.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Stylish, clever, old-fashioned, intimate, colossal, superb, distinctive, thrilling, delicious, winking, epic, suspenseful, beautiful, hideous, funny, transportive, shocking, nervy, slow-burning, meditative, grand, bloody, elaborate, pungent, profane, outlandish, uncompromising, bleak, severe, dialogue-driven. Glorious comic performance by Samuel L Jackson, fine cast, inventive/swaggering dialogue, gratuitous bloodletting, sinuous/catchy/exuberant/haunting score, luxurious cinematography, minimalist setting, vivid themes, utterly Tarantino.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Familiar, over-confident. One-dimensional/broadly drawn characters.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie

Published in S
Monday, 21 December 2015 02:30
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    G: General.

  • The pitch

    Dreams do come true.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Noah Schnapp, Bill Melendez, Hadley Belle Miller, Rebecca Bloom, Anastasia Bredikhina, Venus Schultheis, Noah Johnston, Alexander Garfin, Francesca Capaldi, Trombone Shorty

  • Directed by

    Steve Martino

  • Running time

    88 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot at (implied), hit with objects, knocked over, thrown in a dumpster, pursued, covered in grime/paint/ink, shirt-grabbed, swung at, karate-chopped, roped, hog-tied, laughed at, struck by lightning. Characters fall down/trip over, throw tantrums, trap fingers, fall from great heights. Objects shot (implied), broken/smashed. References to World War I, mid-air battles/collisions, air raid siren, barren battle field, zeppelins. Planes are damaged, downed. Screaming, arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Scary red eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Two characters have schoolyard crushes on other characters. Characters seen in baths (no nudity). Hand-holding, flirting, hugging, doggy kisses.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    None.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling.

  • THEMES

    Giving up, school, crushes, Beethoven, success, failure, rejection, young love, starting over, new kid at school, storytelling, loyalty, nerves, magic tricks, book reports, talent quests, dancing, celebrity, merchandise, show and tell, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, honesty.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    (Sibling) divorce mentioned. Dogs, birds, planes, balloons. Thumb-sucking, raspberry-blowing, snoring. Lightning, thunder, full moon. Levitation, mime. Some brief flash/fast editing.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, gentle, charming, authentic, respectful, honest, nostalgic, delightful, engaging, old-fashioned, wholesome, faithful, cute. Terrific/appropriate voice cast, shrewd animation, some lovely hand-drawn touches, true to the source material, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, safe.

Sisters

Published in S
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 22:20
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Poehler and Fey let their freak flags fly.

  • Starring

    Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, James Brolin, Dianne Wiest, John Cena, John Leguizamo, Bobby Moynihan, Greta Lee, Madison Davenport

  • Directed by

    Jason Moore

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are slapped, mud-wrestled, teased/bullied, accidentally burned, headlocked, pushed, hair-pulled. People fall through a ceiling. Objects are smashed, destroyed, defaced. A woman makes a slashing throat/blood spurting action with her hand. Minor car accident, mass murder of twins mentioned. Yelling, arguing. Blood/gore: Stitches (dog).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has sex while standing in public (no nudity). An intoxicated man appears to be having sex with a food item. A woman drips wax on a man's torso. An object is seen protruding from a butt. Nude man (genitals obscured). A swimmer appears to be nude in a pool. Kissing, sexual innuendo, flirting, ogling, groping, bra-flashing, people in underwear, shirtless men, suggestive dancing, undressing. Skimpy clothing, cleavage, tight-fitting exercise clothing, side-boob, under-boob. Pubic hairs seen on wax strip. References to teen sex, oral sex, anal sex. Drawings of genitals on objects/walls. Chlamydia mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting/inhaling white powder, smoking joints/bong, eating space cakes). Bag of drugs (pills, powder, joints) seen. Drug-induced behaviour, intoxication. Alcohol (cocktails, wine, spirits, champagne). Pot, ketamine, heroin, cocaine, PCP, birth control pills, mescaline, morphine, ibuprofen, aspirin, LCD, crack, adderall, weed, pot mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Homosexual, gender, sibling, family, homeless stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand and finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Sisters, family, house parties, responsibility, ageing, inspirational quotes, bullying, betrayal, forgiveness, moving house, sinkholes, rock-climbing, old classmates, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, divorce, job loss mentioned. Dogs, cats, tank fish. Vomiting, spit/saliva, toilet. Mid-credits scenes.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Pleasing, ludicrous, hysterical, chaotic, crude, silly, poignant, fun, cracking, crowdpleasing, mainstream, funny, smart, entertaining, raucous. Excellent chemistry between leads, committed supporting performers, richly comic costume selections.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Overlong. Basic premise, slow/rough start, frustratingly flat in places, flimsy material, televisual tech credits, generic soundtrack.

The Iron Giant

Published in T
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 08:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Some scenes may scare very small children.

  • The pitch

    You are what you choose to be.

  • Starring

    Eli Marienthal, Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald, John Mahoney, M. Emmet Walsh

  • Directed by

    Brad Bird

  • Running time

    86 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, shot at, electrocuted, near-crushed, thrown through a window, thrown overboard, pursued, hit by a train (implied), poked, swept away be a tidal wave, interrogated, face-grabbed, threatened, drugged (implied), tackled, blown apart. An animal is shot by hunters. Mid-sea disaster, train derailing, vehicle collision, mid-air battle, explosions. An animal wrecks a diner. Coffee is spat in a woman's face. Characters fall over, hit their head, dangle precariously, fall from a high ledge. Children watch a film about a nuclear attack (missiles, mushroom cloud, explosions seen). Smashed glass/crockery, objects knocked over/thrown, property damage, wrecked/eaten vehicles. Military vehicles/aircraft/personnel. A boy watches a horror movie, a boy plays with a toy gun. Blood/gore: Dead animal. Bloody nose, bandaged head. Detached limbs (robot). A man is attacked by a brain (theatrical). Murdered kid mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Boy in swimming trunks. A boy watches a couple flirt in a horror movie.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A man holds a cloth across a child's face (sedative implied). Smoking (pipe). Whiskey, beer mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Robots, giants, unlikely friendships, peace keeping, government agents, acceptance, junk, scrap metal, arts and crafts, gun control, repairs, mother-son relationships, mortality, defense, sacrifice, sculpture, 1950s USA.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Lightning, thunder, power blackout. Squirrel, racoon, pigs, horses (on TV), deer, flock of birds. Toilet. Spitting. Invaders from Mars, UFOs, mind-reading mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Tender, heartwarming, beautiful, lovely, touching, funny, clever, satirical, uplifting, solid, enchanting, political, story-driven, provocative, smooth, skilled, towering, thoughtful, sweet, witty, fun, sleek, engaging, affecting, outstanding. Involving/compelling story, blazing action, big climax, deals with serious issues, doesn't pander to children.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    N/A

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Published in M
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 03:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Action violence.

  • The pitch

    You want drama, go to the opera.

  • Starring

    Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner, America Olivo, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris, Hermione Corfield

  • Directed by

    Christopher McQuarrie

  • Running time

    131 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, gassed, bound, punched, kicked, hit with objects, elbowed, hair-grabbed, near-choked, tackled, headlocked, neck-grabbed, stabbed, slashed, head-butted, hit by vehicles, impaled (implied), thrown from a moving vehicle, tasered, defibrillated, pursued, kidnapped, hooded, rigged with explosives, trapped. Car/motorbike chases/accidents/rollovers. Assassination attempt, drowning. Car bomb, explosions, door rammed, broken/smashed glass. Break-and-enter, theft. A man plays a violent video game. Images of mass wreckage/devastation, car accidents. Missing aircraft, civil war, gassed village (2000 dead) mentioned. Blood/gore: Dead bodies, images of dead people. Snapping bones (neck). Bloody hand/skin/face/cuts/scratches/bullet wound/clothing. Bruising. Medical instruments seen. Defibrillation implied. Killing innocent people mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless man, woman in underwear (rear view), bikini, skimpy clothing, cleavage. Dressing, undressing. Poster of lingerie girl, neon sign a for lap-dancing club.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People are drugged (gas, serum, darts). Vials and syringes seen. Alcohol (wine, champagne). Gambler, antidote mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words. Religious exclamation.

  • THEMES

    International terrorism, stealth operations, ostracisation, infiltration, assassination, rogue agents, trust, betrayal, opera, loyalty, identification, security, mind control, drowning, cool gadgets.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing flight mentioned (reference to MH370). Cemetery setting. Planes, helicopter, goats, donkey. Used chewing gum, spitting. Brief Russian, German languages (subtitles). Very high camera angles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, self-aware, surprising, fast-paced, spry, satsifying, winking, gripping, intelligent, sexy, propulsive, crowd-pleasing, solid, suspenseful, entertaining, old-fashioned, diverting. Delightful comic chemistry between Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg, credible performances, sharp script, absorbing plot, great locations, hilarious/gigantic plane stunt, spectacular set pieces, gorgeous/crisp/clean/precision action cinematography, non-stop score, real-world echoes.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, exhausting, uneven, empty. Lacks visual/visceral impact, uninvolving plot, blunt dialogue, settles for clichés.

Ant-Man

Published in A
Friday, 10 July 2015 22:18
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild science-fiction violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    It's a mango fruit blast.

  • Starring

    Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Abby Ryder Fortson, Michael Peña, David Dastmalchian, T.I., Wood Harris

  • Directed by

    Peyton Reed

  • Running time

    117 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are shot, head-slammed, punched, tackled, headlocked, catapulted, pushed, shot at, evaporated, flushed, vacuumed, near-drowned, near-stomped, arrested, kicked, kneed, flipped, stung, zapped, tasered, squished. Characters fall from very high distances, crash into objects. Animal testing. Car, helicopter, train crashes. Tanks, explosions, soldiers, machine-gun fire, missile. Property damage. Break-and-enter, theft. Grand larceny, burglary, robbery, computer hacking mentioned. Yelling, arguing, screaming. Blood/gore: Bloody noses, heads, clothing. Wound-cleaning. Butterfly bandage, arm in sling, bite mark.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Tight-fitting outfits, cleavage, shirtless man.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits). Xanax mentioned. Vial of prescription pills.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, sonofabitch. Name-calling. Slang for breasts. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Ant-man, shrinking, enlarging, heroes, father-daughter relationships, surveillance, estranged family, animal testing, safe-cracking, weaponry, sacrifice.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased mothers, relationship breakup, deported parent, plane crash mentioned. Job loss. Prison, tunnel, drainpipe settings. Lambs, dog, spider web, ants (lots of ants), mouse. Throwing up mentioned. Some fast editing and bright light flashes. Mid-credits scene, post-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Light, funny, whimsical, enjoyable, scaled-down, diverting, modest, off-the-cuff, big-hearted, genial, delightful, tongue-in-cheek, fun, fizzy, confident, refreshing, breezy, likeable, inventive, zingy, personal. Charming performance from Paul Rudd, pitch-perfect/punchy performance from Evangeline Lilly, scene-stealing performance from Michael Peña, dry/bitter performance from Michael Douglas, playful/adventurous vibe, goofy/combustible climax, brisk humour, invention over scale, nifty editing, inherently silly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Inoffensive, episodic, conventional. Slow/expository beginning, shopworn tropes, noticeable/distracting elucidation, expository training montages, premeditated exchanges with rest of Marvel universe.

Underdog (Svenskjävel)

Published in U
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 22:41
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    CTC.

  • The pitch

    This one's a winner.

  • Starring

    Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck

  • Directed by

    Ronnie Sandahl

  • Running time

    97 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Violent video game (shooting, blood). Arguing, shouting. Throwing food, stealing alcohol. Schoolyard bullying mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood spatter (video game), bloody nose, broken arm, bruising. Drawings of eyeball, skull.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (includes nudity). Masturbation (implied). Kissing, flirting, caressing. Full-frontal male nudity, exposed breasts, male bottom. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear, cleavage. Comic references to prostitution, polygamy. Breaking arm while drunk (implied). Crude reference to sex. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, spirits). Underage alcohol, stealing alcohol. References to alcoholism, sobriety, eating disorder. Smoking (cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words. Slang terms for bodily functions, genitals, disabled people. Cultural, national, athletic stereotypes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Love triangles, workplace affairs, class, gender, Swedish-Norwegian relations, prejudice, segregation, extra-marital affairs, eating disorders, age differences, teen crushes, unemployment, financial crisis, power, disillusionment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Estranged mother. Urination, inserting tampon (sounds). Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Beautiful, superior, solid, tender, timely, engaging, assured. Well written, magnificent performance from Kronlöf, believable characters, brilliant cinematography, concise/lean editing, soft/sentimental score, nicely paced, quietly impressive.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Ending is too neat.