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X-Men: Apocalypse

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

    M: Frequent action violence and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    The earth moves for Michael Fassbender.

  • Starring

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

  • Directed by

    Bryan Singer

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

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

  • SEX/NUDITY

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

  • VICES/DRUG USE

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

  • LANGUAGE

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

  • THEMES

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

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

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

  • CRITICS LIKE

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

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

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

Bad Neighbours 2 (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising)

Published in B
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 05:54
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  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    High neighbours!

  • Starring

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne, Selena Gomez, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Kiersey Clemons, Lisa Kudrow, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, LL Cool J

  • Directed by

    Nicholas Stoller

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, hit with objects, thrown through the air, thrown through a windscreen, stripped, tasered, pursued, shoulder-charged, arrested, stapled, wrestled, drugged. People fall down stairs, crash into objects. Gun forced into mouth. Burning clothing. Objects thrown, smashed. Stealing. Yelling, arguing. Holocaust joke. Friend hit by a bus mentioned. A character jokes about having her brains blown out. A party is described as being rapey. Being jailed for child porn mentioned. Dropping child on head mentioned. Criminal record, drifter-murderer mentioned. Blood/gore: Used tampons are thrown/handled.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A couple has bedroom sex (no nudity). Dildos seen. Kissing (m-m, f-m, f-f), flirting, ogling, twerking, bum-spanking, pole-dancing, erotic dancing. Very skimpy clothing, swimwear. Cleavage, wet t-shirts (nipples visible beneath fabric), shirtless men, men in underwear. References to orgasm, oral sex, genitals, rimming, virginity, prostitution, child pornography, childbirth. A party is described as 'rapey'.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People (mostly teens) smoke marijuana. Bongs, bags of drugs, marijuana leaf image seen. Drug busts, selling drugs. Alcohol (beer, shots, spirits, champagne). Intoxication, underage drinking, tailgate party. Gambling (poker). Painkillers, child eating marijuana, roofies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Sororities, parties, friends, family, sexism, feminism, mentors, rules, real estate, bad parents, labour/birth, pregnancy, hugs.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Engagement, eviction notice. Wedding setting. Dying/dead friends mentioned. Vomit, spitting, itching, coughing. Mouldy food, barbecuing/roasting meat. Man on toilet. Bed bugs mentioned. Some fast editing/fast-moving POV camerawork.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    tbc

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    tbc

Spy

Published in S
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 00:39
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong violence, coarse language and brief nudity.

  • The pitch

    I Spy.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Allison Janney, Bobby Cannavale, Zach Woods, 50 Cent, Peter Serafinowicz

  • Directed by

    Paul Feig

  • Running time

    120 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot, punched, kicked, elbowed, thrown to the ground/into walls/through the air, handlocked, headlocked, kicked/hit in genitals, stabbed, hair-pulled, attacked (bat), knocked out, poisoned, tackled, impaled, head-slammed, shoved, hit with objects, headbutted, garrotted, choked, pistol-whipped, groped. People fall from a building, a helicopter. Bombs, explosions, plane crash, helicopter crash, weapons testing. Car crashes (other vehicles, tree); tyre shootout; reckless driving. Poison-dart rape whistle. People eat rat poo/an object. Death threats, threat of nuclear weapon, hand-to-hand combat, slamming door, breaking window, theft, break-and-enter. Schoolyard bullying, pushed out of/hit by a plane, haemorrhoids, defibrillator, arm ripped off, both legs broken, being on fire mentioned. Yelling. Burned-out building, picture of building on fire. Blood/gore: Dead bodies. Bloody bullet wounds, blood spatter, pools of blood, burning (acid) throat. Blood on faces, bodies, clothing, objects. Pressing on wound. Objects through hand/torso, breaking neck/hand/ankle. Image of toe with fungal infection. Bruising, fainting. Cut-off hand (implied).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple in bed together (sex implied), oral sex, women groped on bottom and breast, man's head up skirt, man and woman in sexually suggestive position. Skimpy clothing, pictures of penises, man in undershirt, naked shoulders. Kissing, flirting, leering. Sex tape discussed. Bad pick-up lines, innuendo, sexual-themed comments. Porn-name game.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman is poisoned. Chloroform, anti-fungal spray, stool-softener pills. Alcohol (champagne, spirits, cocktails, wine). Gambling (baccarat, roulette, poker). Smoking. Intoxication. Ingesting poison, roofies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Name-calling, belittling language, elitism. Actual and slang terms for genitals. Derogatory terms for handicapped people, women; non-pc humour. Religious reference and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture. Abortion mentioned (derogatively).

  • THEMES

    CIA operations, espionage, secret agents, surveillance, vengeance, high-tech gadgetry, allergies, arms dealing, nuclear bombs, analysts, disguise, novices.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Funeral scene. Estranged boyfriend mentioned. Job firings. Plane, helicopter. Bat, mice, rats. Vomiting. Subtitles.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Entertaining, delirious, uproarious, laugh-stuffed, femme-centric, fun, enjoyable, great, bawdy, bloody, generous, pleasurable, smart, hilarious, endearing, crowd-pleasing. Perfect casting, superb supporting cast, delightful performances, visceral action scenes, scenic international locations, slick lensing, elaborate production design, sexy-satirical/Bond-style opening credits, giddy sense of glee.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Uneven, long. Convoluted/overstuffed plot, some exhausting comedy.

Annie

Published in A
Sunday, 14 December 2014 09:01
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • The pitch

    A hand-sanitised remake.

  • Starring

    Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Cameron Diaz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, David Zayas, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Nicolette Pierini, Eden Duncan-Smith, Amanda Troya

  • Directed by

    Will Gluck

  • Running time

    118 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, tackled, kidnapped, near-hit by car, burned, pursued. Arguing, yelling. Objects thrown, smashed. Robbing bank mentioned. Scary sea creature, monster, sfx tears (theatrical).

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual innuendo. References to prostitution.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, shots, cocktails). Bar setting. Gambling (scratch-it/lottery ticket).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Annie, foster kids, adoption, political campaigning, hand sanitiser, selfies, rich benefactors, social media, movie premieres, bad cooking, unlikely relationships, illiteracy, cell phones, homelessness.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father mentioned. Helicopter. Dog, mouse, horses. Vomiting, spitting. Lobster, prawn, steak eaten. Fur worn.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Ambitious, colourful, lively, charming. Decent performances, good story, family friendly.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, uninteresting, perfunctory, disjointed, low-stakes, forgettable. Sloppy editing, unappealing characters. Diaz is miscast as Hannigan.

This Is Where I Leave You

Published in T
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:32
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  • Rating

    M: Sex scene, sexual references, drug use, coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch

    Skating on thin ice.

  • Starring

    Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Abigail Spencer

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, wrestled, slammed against the wall, electrocuted, pushed/shoved, tackled, nipple-pinched. Broken glass, smashed crockery, property damage. Car flipped over, man trips over. Dad falling off roof mentioned. Arguing. Blood/gore: Object protruding from skin. Handling a corpse. Bloody cut, bloody nose, injured hand.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couple have bedroom sex. Nude couple (side view, rear view), half-nude boy (genitals seen). Kissing (male-female; female-female), flirting, bum-grabbing, undressing. Infidelity. Shirtless man in shower, towel. Skimpy clothing, cleavage. Sexual-themed banter and discussion.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana joints. Alcohol (spirits, wine, beer, shots). Smoking (marijuana, tobacco). Drug-induced behaviour. A man consumes aspirin pills. Growing weed, popping Xanax, cannabis, drug addict, drinking all day, booze, bourbon, whiskey mentioned. Bar setting.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Slang and actual terms for genitals. Jokes about homosexuals, disability (deaf children), religion. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Family, siblings, relationships, death, grief, infidelity, awkward silences, pregnancy, engagement, forgiveness, therapy, brain damage, regret, divorce, ice-skating, miscarriage, dysfunction, oversharing, reunions.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased father/husband, cheating wife/boss. Infidelity, miscarriage discussed. Hospital, cemetery, funeral, church, synagogue, bar settings. Faeces, vomiting. Power blackouts. Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny, audience-friendly, strong, slick, mainstream, real, engaging, solid, naughty, potty-mouthed. Expert cast, supportive score, handsome visuals, humanistic tone, good balance between comedy and drama, natural humour.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Formulaic, overstuffed, overwritten, busy, unsubtle, airless, contrived, vacuous, vulgar, unmoving. Clunky direction, tidy ending, relentless sexual references, smarmy script.

Bad Neighbours

Published in B
Friday, 02 May 2014 02:55
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong sexual references, sex scenes, coarse language, drug use and nudity.

  • The pitch

    Neighbourhood watch.

  • Starring

    Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Elise Vargas, Zoey Vargas, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jerrod Carmichael, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Halston Sage, Lisa Kudrow

  • Directed by

    Nicholas Stoller

  • Running time

    96 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, wrestled, catapulted through the air, hit with objects, pushed, shoved, crotch-grabbed, forced to eat excrement, kicked, lassoed, dragged. Gunshots fired, people fall down stairs, a guy jumps off a balcony. A house is flooded, gardens trashed, property damage, sparks. Vehicle collisions. Previous house burned down (mentioned), killing people, rape mentioned. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody forehead, bruise, blood on head, blood on towel. Body with twisted (broken) leg.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Couples have sex (bedroom, chair, floor, standing up), oral sex. Kissing (male-female; female-female), caressing, bum-slapping, foreplay. A teen male has erections, teen males make rubber casts of their genitals, people simulate sex on a bush, used condom handled. Nude males (genitals obscured), exposed breasts, pubic hair, shirtless males, dildos. Swimwear, skimpy clothing, nightwear. Posters of girls in lingerie on walls. Frequent sexual-themed discussion, banter. Infidelity.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Adults/youths smoke/inhale/snort drugs, eat magic mushrooms. Handfuls of marijuana, joints, drug paraphernalia. Parents refer to their baby as a meth-head. Alcohol (spirits, beer). Drinking games, intoxication, drug-induced behaviour. Eating pot brownies mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, n-word, a-words, b*tch. Slang and actual terms for genitals, bodily functions. Derogatory terms for women, name-calling. Gender, marriage, teen, police, homosexual, initiation, HIV, baby, rape, homeless, stereotypes and jokes. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Neighbours, fraternities, parenting, age gaps, legends, brotherhood, male bonding, initiation, pledges, promises, Robert de Niro, university, 3D printing, dance-offs, teen sex, breastfeeding, hazing, infidelity, betrayal, sabotage.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Divorce, divorced parents, rape mentioned. Hospital, bar settings. Fireworks. Flatulence, vomiting, urination. Barbecuing meat (sausages, steak). Strobe lighting. Alternative title: Neighbours.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, funny, entertaining, vulgar, offensive, memorable, tight, lean, watchable, focused, perspective. Cutest baby ever, good cast, clever set pieces, competent writing, confident direction.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Unoriginal, cliched, formulaic. Tasteless/offensive jokes, unconvincing chemistry between Byrne and Rogen, some scenes run on longer than necessary, some lukewarm gags, several plot holes, pointless subplots, tired script, thin characterisation.

Insidious: Chapter 2

Published in I
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 06:21
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  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    A dicey sequel.

  • Starring

    Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Kidnapped baby, abused child. People are stabbed (needle), slapped, grabbed, near-crushed, gagged, attacked by apparitions, attacked with a knife, near-choked, elbowed, tasered, pursued, wrestled, trapped, hit with objects, beaten, tied up, head-slammed, threatened with a hammer, grabbed, near-crushed, thrown through a window, dragged. A baby falls out of a cot (implied). Break-and-enter, smashed window, objects smashed, objects thrown. Suicide (jumping), self-castration, murdering family, killing, missing women mentioned. Tormented childhood discussed. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Corpses. Slashed arm, blood-splattered sheets, hands. Bruising, indentations on neck (photo). Extracted teeth, sliced hand, bloody teeth, bloody mouth. Evil spirits with decomposing flesh, skulls.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Shirtless male.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    A woman takes prescription pills. A man is injected with a tranquiliser.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-word, b*tch. Name-calling. Religious exclamations. Gender, genre stereotypes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Possession, memory suppression, astral travel, moving house, found footage, family, forensics, clairvoyance, paranoia, suicide, hauntings, time travel, freaky baby toys, paranormal investigation, serial killing, cross-dressing, disguise, horror.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Hospital, abandoned hospital, abandoned house settings. Deceased psychic. Bad dreams mentioned. Tooth removal, vomiting. Mysterious creaking/knocking/scratching, loud noises, hearing voices, mysterious shadows, objects moving by themselves, ghostly apparitions, creepy photographs, door-slamming, séance, haunted buildings. Cobwebs, aquarium fish.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Creepy, tense, non-gory, self-aware, self-referential. Some laughs, some thrills, skillful camerawork.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Repetitive, unimaginative, incoherent, tedious, weak, predictable, clichéd, illogical, clumsy, muddled, sloppy, lazy, shoddy, overwrought. Contrived staging, jumbled script, sloppy narrative, pedestrian scares, hackneyed tropes, lacking tension.

Insidious

Published in I
Monday, 23 September 2013 07:02
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Supernatural themes and infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Creepy poppet.

  • Starring

    Patrick White, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Lin Shaye, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey, Andrew Astor, Corbett Tuck

  • Directed by

    James Wan

  • Running time

    103 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are choked, hit, punched, wrestled, pushed, chained, thrown against walls, demonically possessed, threatened, licked, attacked by evil spirits. A boy falls from a ladder. Trashed room, objects knocked over, objects thrown, home invasion, smashed glass. Gunshots heard, hands reach out and grab people. Screaming, arguing, yelling, shrieking. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bruising, scrape. Bloody handprints, bloody bullet wounds. Ripping out innards and eating guts mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Chemical-induced hallucinations mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, p*ss. Name-calling. Derogatory terms for women. Religious references and exclamations. Genre tropes and stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Demonic possession, astral projection, family, moving house, music, songwriting, skepticism, hearing voices, hauntings, ghosts, disembodied spirits, nightmares, paranormal investigation, psychic art, clairvoyance, exorcism, memory suppression, hypnosis.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Child in coma, séance. Hospital setting (IV drip, breathing mask, nasal feeding tube seen). Night terrors, fear of being photographed mentioned. Creepy shadows/noises/clattering/whistling, ghostly figures, mysterious apparitions, demonic faces, yellow eyes. Objects appear to move on their own. Dog (photo), clown. Raw steak. Bright light flashes and strobe effects.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Shivery, unsettling, scary, taut, atmospheric, harrowing, spooky, entertaining, bloodless, fun. Good performances, believable characters, creepy tones, strong first half, inventive camera angles.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Predictable, plodding, forgettable, bland, clichéd. Loses intensity during second half, repetitive images, visually unappealing, overused genre tropes, plot disengages toward final act.

The Turning

Published in T
Saturday, 24 August 2013 20:46
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Vicious circles.

  • Starring

    Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Richard Roxburgh, Miranda Otto, Callan Mulvey, Miles Pollard, Susie Porter, Mirrah Foulkes, Dan Wyllie, Robyn Nevin, Harrison Gilbertson, Matt Nable, Brenna Harding, Kate Mulvaney

  • Directed by

    Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc, Robert Connolly, Shaun Gladwell, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Yaron Lifschitz, Anthony Lucas, Claire McCarthy, Ian Meadows, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page, Simon Stone, Warwick Thornton, Marieka Walsh, Mia Wasikowska, David Wenham

  • Running time

    180 minutes (with intermission)

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People attempt suicide (mentioned), drown, self-harm. People get raped (spousal), buried alive, punched, slapped, pinched, bullied, high-tackled (football), tormented, near-strangled, thrown against objects, threatened at gunpoint, verbally threatened. Domestic violence, schoolyard brawling, school expulsion, provocation, burning home, burning vehicle, arson, DUI, gunshots, vandalism, disobedience, break-and-enter, house raid. Multiple references to suicide, suicidal thoughts/intentions. A boy handles a loaded rifle, bow-and-arrow seen. Objects get thrown, smashed. Dead child, dying parent, police brutality, petty crime, failed suicide attempt (shotgun), stealing, hanging, fatal mining accident, fatal car accident, domestic violence, missing hiker, mutilated pornography mentioned. Screaming, yelling, shouting, arguing. Blood/gore: Animal carcasses/offal (meatworks), animal blood on clothing and floor. Blood on palm, bloodied clothing, bloody grazes, split lip, bruising, blistering, scars, dressed wound, blood in water, bloody forehead, bandaging. Stung foot, missing finger, broken leg. Broken legs mentioned. Gunshot injuries (craniofacial) discussed. Speared animals.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Non-consensual sexual intercourse (spousal rape). A couple are interrupted during (implied) sex. Masturbation, bum-slap. Kissing, caressing, touching, propositioning, undressing. Sexual banter, discussion of sex acts, innuendo. Voyeurism. Shirtless men, male bottom, man in underwear, woman in lingerie. Teenagers in underwear, beachwear, swimwear. Skimpy clothing, skimpy dancewear, nightwear. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People share marijuana cigarettes. Painkiller consumed. Drugs, drug addiction, giving up a child due to a drug habit, scoring drugs mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, champagne, hip flask), drink driving, underage drinking, drinking on duty, intoxication, alcoholism. Recovering addict. Smoking (cigarettes, joint), chain-smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bugger, bloody, bastard, p*ss. Teasing, bullying, mocking (child, deformity, religion), name-calling. Sexual slang, derogatory slang insults, slang terms for genitalia. Religious references and exclamations. Hippie, gender, religious, family, police, tourist, regional stereotypes.

  • THEMES

    Bullying, victimisation, revenge, remorselessness, drowning, psychological triggers, domestic violence, child death, police corruption, bribery, physical deformity, accidents, alcoholism, drug addiction, sobriety, abuse, turning points, marriage, road trips, journeys, abandonment, revenge, vindictiveness, visions, pressure, unsupervised children, fear, paranoia, rules, lying, repression, longing, regret, spiritual transformation, obsessive compulsion, transformation, friendship, religion, faith, the sea, surfing, fishing, trap-shooting, fire, Western Australia.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Drowned child, bones of dead child found, shark attack, unfair job dismissal. Dying mother, motorcyclist killed, motorcyclist/car accident, attempted suicide, murdered father (patricide), deceased wife/mother, estranged wife, abortion, alcoholic mother, alcoholic husband/father mentioned. Meatworks, remote woodland, fairground settings. Fish, crab, shark (animation), horses, tadpoles, sheep, chicken, cows, seagulls, dogs, buzzing insects, goldfish, flock of birds, shark jaws, full moon, thunder. Animal skins, spear fishing, hooking bait, scaling fish, bucket of dead fish (bait), baked ham. Campfires, bonfires, drum fires. Urination, vomiting, burping, farting, cat poo. White noise, high-pitched tones, loud engine-roar on audio track. Giddying road-level cinematography, bright camera flash. Based on the novel by Tim Winton.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Poignant, familiar, ambitious, remarkable, tragic, funny, moving, warm, chilling, stylish, graceful, purposeful, inspiring, unforgettable, spectacular, audacious, cohesive, well crafted, satisfying, engaging, entertaining, mesmerising, affecting, evocative. Unmistakeably Australian, consistent tone, risky filmmaking. Excellent music, sound design, cinematography and performances.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Vignettes and characters aren't as well connected as in the book. Long running time. A few minor missteps (odd transitioning between one set of vignettes, some slightly muddled storytelling, some tonal imbalance and flow disruption).

The Internship

Published in T
Thursday, 06 June 2013 05:48
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language and sexual references.

  • The pitch

    Un-PC.

  • Starring

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Rose Byrne, Aasif Mandvi, Josh Brener, Dylan O'Brien, Max Minghella, Tiya Sircar, Tobit Raphael, Josh Gad, Will Ferrell, Bruno Amato, Harvey Guillen

  • Directed by

    Shawn Levy

  • Running time

    119 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get punched, headbutted, bum-slapped. Nightclub brawl. A youth self-punishes (eyebrow-plucking). Women ravaged by octopus tentacles (mentioned). Domestic violence mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Anecdote told about an unrestrained child being thrown through a windscreen and needing stitches. Cracked skull mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman invites a man to spend the night. Kissing, ogling. A man gropes a female customer. Frequent sexual innuendo and sexually suggestive banter. Pole-dancing, lap-dancing. Multiple orgasm (implied). Finger-sucking. Hentai discussed. Nudity: Exotic dancers wear skimpy outfits. Cleavage, swimwear. Shirtless men.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine, beer, shots, champagne, spirits). A man offers to buy alcohol to underage youths. Getting high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    S-words, a-words, bleeped expletive, slang and actual terms for genitalia and bodily functions, derogatory names for females. Jokes about weight, height, age, race, disability, religious taboos. Cultural, sexual, ethnic, gender stereotyping. Name-calling and derogatory insults. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene finger gesture.

  • THEMES

    Prospective employment, ambition, computer programming, Google, summer internships, teamwork, rivalry, unlikely romance, the American Dream.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Relationship break-up. Alzheimers, skin cancer, premature death, company bankruptcy, home foreclosure, Hitler, breastfeeding versus bottle-feeding, lactose intolerance mentioned. Saliva, urination, urinal, vomiting, perspiration. Dog poo mentioned. Strobe lighting. Sky-high aerial cinematography. Brief Cantonese (some subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Funny moments. Good chemistry between leads. Creative end credits sequence.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Largely unfunny, flat, cloying, bland. Excessive product placement, gaping plot holes, omnipotent stereotypes. Lacks byte [sic].