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War Dogs (2016)

Published in W
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 23:15
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence, sexual references, coarse language and drug use.

  • The pitch

    All the money is made between the lines.

  • Starring

    Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Ana de Armas, Julian Sergi, Kevin Pollak, Daniel Berson, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

  • Directed by

    Todd Phillips

  • Running time

    114 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are shot at, punched, kicked, wrestled, slammed against objects, kidnapped, arrested, hooded, threatened at gunpoint, grabbed. Bar fight. Archival footage of wars (World Wars I & II/Vietnam/Iraq), soldiers, military vehicles, explosions. Gunfire, warehouses of ammunition/arms. Objects thrown, smashed, shot, set alight, kicked. Stealing, lying. Yelling, screaming. Blood/gore: Corpse with bloody bullet wounds. Bloody noses. Bruising.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A man says he is with a prostitute. Nude man on table (rear view). Nude woman seen in background. Shirtless men, women in skimpy dancewear, cleavage, people in swimwear, woman in underwear. Flirting, kissing, crotch-adjusting. References to prostitution, ejaculation, masturbation.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting powder, smoking joints/bongs, drug deal). Alcohol (spirits, wine, champagne, beer). Smoking (cigars, cigarettes). Gambling (blackjack).

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, n-word, s-words, a-words. Name-calling. Slang for genitals. Religious references and exclamations (OMG). Cultural stereotypes/jokes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Efraim Diveroli, David Packouz, international arms dealing, Iraq War, fraud, smuggling, procurement, contract bidding, friends, big ideas, masseuses, parenting, pregnancy, wealth, greed, national security, duplicity, sleaze, hubris.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Missing husband (presumed dead) mentioned. Funeral, cemetery, casino, warzone, nightclub settings. Dogs, planes, helicopters. Urination, ultrasound. Cooking sausages. Based on a true story. Based on Guy Lawson's 2011 Rolling Stone article "The Stoner Arms Dealers: How Two American Kids Became Big-Time Weapons Traders". Bright white flash.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Scruffy, nimble, gripping, terrific, funny, slick, fun, breezy, energetic, solid. Likably repulsive/nuanced/funny/sharp performance by Jonah Hill, unbelievable/implausible true story, tidy script, great soundtrack.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Enervated, flat, unchallenging, airless, lazy. Lifeless performance by Miles Teller, poorly written script/dialogue, downbeat ending, rote storytelling, underdeveloped female character, over-reliance on narration/freeze-frames/title cards/"remember when" stories.

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

Published in K
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 04:02
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  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes and violence, some scenes may scare young children.

  • The pitch

    Don't mess with the monkey.

  • Starring

    (voices of): Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, George Takei, Rooney Mara, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro

  • Directed by

    Travis Knight

  • Running time

    101 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Characters are capsized, thrown overboard, near-drowned (assumed), scalded, hit with objects/whipped, thrown through the air, poked, grabbed, pursued, near-stomped, near-eaten, chained up, kicked, hypnotised, slapped, attacked. Sword battles. Characters hit their heads, fall from high ledges. Animated origami animals are cut up, maimed, throat-cut. Fish are speared/chopped up/eaten. A village is destroyed (burned to the ground). Objects thrown, broken. Explosions. Yelling, roaring. "They'll kill me and take out your eye", "I'm going to stab him" mentioned. Blood/gore: Blood oozes into water when a character hits her face on a sharp rock. Bloody cuts. Red paper spurts like spraying blood. Giant eyeballs spurt inky liquid when shot with arrows, sword in eyeball. Whale carcass, pile of animal bones, giant skeleton with swords in skull. Scars, bruising, eye patch, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Flirting.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Smoking (pipe).

  • LANGUAGE

    A character says "food" in place of another f-word. Name-calling (show-off). Religious references.

  • THEMES

    Family, quests, faith, magic, origami, mother-son relationships, death, sacrifice, loss, memorialising, grief, storytelling, ceremony, evil sisters, destiny, betrayal, blindness, dreams, mortality, Obon Festival, mythology.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents. Dead mother. Dead father/husband mentioned. Cemetery setting. Ghostly spirits of deceased loved ones, witches, giant skeleton with fiery red eyes, giant eyeballs. Tidal wave, snowstorm, full moon, thunder, lightning, waterfall, rockfall. Monkey, beetle, fireflies, heron, box of fish (market), origami animals (snake, deer, dragon, tiger, spider, shark, chicken, birds, mosquitoes). Snail/slug cooked and eaten. Feathers worn. Gagging, slurping, licking. Bright white flashes. Vision over end credits, mid-credits scene.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Staggering, beautiful, unforgettable, immense, true, emotional, powerful, poignant, engaging, immersive, funny, assured, tender, original, dark, thrilling, spectacular, magical, wondrous, inventive. Jaw-dropping/distinctive craftmanship, inspired/richly inspired/tactile/ingenious/ravishing production design/stop-motion, gorgeous/striking/dazzling/eye-popping/evocative/tremendous visuals, lush/lively/stirring/Asian-accented score, obsessive attention to detail, excellent voice cast, warm/engaging characters, often-harrowing/dream-like narrative, cutting-edge technology.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Incessant references to the storytelling process, non-Asian cast, some underdeveloped characterisation.

As it is in Heaven 2: Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden)

Published in A
Thursday, 04 August 2016 06:42
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch

    Over-orchestrated.

  • Starring

    Frida Hallgren, Niklas Falk, Eric Ericson, Björn Granath, Jakob Oftebro, Lennart Jähkel, Axelle Axell

  • Directed by

    Kay Pollak

  • Running time

    144 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are pushed, slapped, shaken, pursued, punched, pulled down, grabbed, drowned. People crawl/fall out of a car, trip up stairs. A baby is stolen. Shotgun fired. Yelling. Suicide references (hanging, self-harm; I want to die). Photo in newspaper of car crash. A child is blamed for a crash that killed parents. Blood/gore: Birth scene. Bloody noses, hand, cloth, face. Cut wounds (implied suicide attempts), taped nose, bruising, scar. Fainting. Coffin. Hands reach between woman's legs (off-screen) to unwind umbilical cord from a babies' neck. Fatal heart attack, bled to death, abortion, bleeding mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Implied sex scenes (including in a church). Flirting, kissing, groping, close dancing, undressing, skinnydipping. Teacher/student sexual relationship implied. References to sex. Nude baby, people in underwear. Poster of woman in swimsuit, picture of nude woman on truck.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Offensive hand gestures.

  • THEMES

    Music, prejudice, suicide, childbirth, abortion, faith, home birthing, depression, religion, blame, single-parenting, pregnancy, snowstorms, Handel's Messiah.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (heart attack), wife, daughter (car accident) mentioned. Childbirth scene. Vomit/vomiting, toilet. Dogs, mouse/rat. Original title is Så ock på jorden. Swedish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable. Strong/engaging/assured/warm/infectious performance by Frida Hallgren, strong sense of place, superb/triumphant cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Messy, misjudged, offkey, flat, slow-paced, contrived, unappealing, implausible, over-acted, overlong, tired. Manipulated/over-cooked melodrama, weak/clunky screenplay, thin story, rushed/semi-satisfying conclusion.

Welcome to Norway

Published in W
Tuesday, 19 July 2016 22:24
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  • Rating

    M: Mature themes, coarse language and sex scene.

  • The pitch

    A frosty Welcome.

  • Starring

    Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Henriette Steenstrup, Slimane Dazi, Kristoffer Hjulstad, Jon Vegard Hovdal, Nini Bakke Kristiansen, Birgitte Larsen, Marianne Meløy, Olivier Mukuta, Henrik Rafaelsen

  • Directed by

    Rune Denstad Langlo

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are tied up, dragged behind a car, beaten (assumed), hit with objects (offscreen). Story told of woman/girl being raped for 3 days by 7 soldiers then left to die. Break-and-enter, stealing. Objects thrown smashed; broken glass. Freezing to death, Guantanamo, Gulag, beatings, broken ribs, terrorism mentioned. Yelling. Blood/gore: Bleeding nose/mouth; bloody clothing, shaving cut. Bags of dead fish. Scars, bruising, bandage.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Sex scene (woman in bra on top of shirtless man). Flirting, undressing. Affair with married man. Discussions and references to sex. Slang terms for sex. Woman in underwear, shirtless man, photos of people in swimwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits). Smoking (cigarette). References to intoxication, drinking problems. Gambling (racing, lottery). Drugs mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, bastards, b*tches. Racist language/slurs. Derogatory sexual comments. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Refugees, prejudice, money problems, horrible living situations, cultural insensitivity, language barriers, immigration, infidelity, asylum seekers, taking advantage of desperate situations/people, crisis, xenophobia, racism.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead parents, dead uncle, relationship breakup mentioned. Foreign languages (subtitled).

Embrace

Published in E
Thursday, 07 July 2016 13:24
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong nudity.

  • The pitch

    What are you feeding yourself?

  • Starring

    Taryn Brumfitt, Amanda De Cadenet, Ricki Lake, Nora Tschirner, Mia Freedman, Turia Pitt, Renee Airya, Jade Beall, Harnaam Kaur, B. Jeffrey Madoff, Melinda Tankard Reist, Professor Marika Tiggeman, Jane Langton, Dr Linda Bacon, Nigel Marsh, Matthew Brumfitt, Lea, Mia, Khrishna, Tenisha, Kirsty

  • Directed by

    Taryn Brumfitt

  • Running time

    90 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Description and some vision of popular game where players need to have sex with a prostitute then murder her to get your money back (gunshot heard; seeing her bleed and die mentioned). Women mention sexual abuse as a child, suicidal thoughts, self-hate, self-disgust, self-loathing. Burning trees. Story heard of athlete fighting for life after being trapped in a raging bushfire. Punishing body, end my life, you're going to die mentioned. Blood/gore: Severely scarred (burned) skin. Surgical incision in stomach, injections into face, bloodied face, image of brain tumour (acoustic neuroma). Mastectomy scars seen. Photo of youths in hospital beds/bandaged arm. Tummy tuck, breast surgery/augmentation, nipple lifting, cosmetic procedures, nose jobs, plastic surgery mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full female nudity, topless women, shirtless men, cleavage. Group of fully nude people (side/rear views). Photo collage of vaginas. Childbirth scene. Breast/body examination. Images of worryingly skinny women (protruding ribs/jawlines), girls dressed in a sexualised manner. Women in underwear, lingerie, swimwear. Sexually provocative dancing/grinding/song lyrics. Signs advertise showgirls clubs. Sexual abuse as a child, leaking nipples, unwanted sexual advances, teen pregnancy mentioned. References to sexual inactivity; slang for sex (bang her).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (woman holding cigarette - photo). Endorphins mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words (x2), s-word, a-word (printed). Abusive and degrading social media messages. Name-calling (fat, lazy, pig, b*tch). Self-loathing. Religious references (OMG). Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES

    Taryn Brumfitt, body diversity, self-hate, weight, body image, body-shaming, sacrifice, acceptance, anorexia, bulimia, breast cancer, disfigurement, fitness modelling, cosmetic procedures, before and after photos, viral posts, unattainable perfection, empowerment.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Plane, airport settings. Birth scene. Dog, horse, rabbit (pic), cat (pic). Wet myself, pood myself, depression, anxiety, [models who] starve themselves, postpartum depression, polycystic ovaries, disease, divorce, death, redundancy, wife left you, breast cancer mentioned.

Love & Friendship

Published in L
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 03:01
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    PG: Mild themes.

  • Starring

    Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel, Morfydd Clark, Emma Greenwell, Justin Edwards, Tom Bennett, Jenn Murray, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Sophie Radermacher, Chloë Sevigny, Stephen Fry

  • Directed by

    Whit Stillman

  • Running time

    92 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    [Being] tarred and feathered/scalped, hunting, "I will have you whipped" mentioned. A mother discusses starving her daughter. Biblical tale told of King Solomon ordering a baby to be split in two. Committing murder, coveting your neighbour/wife mentioned. Yelling, arguing.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman is pregnant outside of marriage. A woman cries over her cheating husband. Flirting. Cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (wine). Smoking (pipe). Drugs (packet of medicated lozenges).

  • LANGUAGE

    Name-calling, gossip, vicious lies. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES

    Polite society, 1790s England, widows, rumours, manipulation, scandal, engagement, proposal, courtship, mother-daughter relationships, the Ten Commandments, peas, mistrust.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Church, wedding settings. Dead husband/father/brother mentioned. Dogs, peacock, horses, birds. Fur worn, roast meat eaten. Based on Lady Susan novella by Jane Austen.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Hilarious, caustic, fleet, funny, contemporary, droll, elegant, inspired, breezy, refined, witty, faithful, charming, relatable, fresh, fun, snappy, light, high-toned, accessible. Sharp/winning performances, career-best/controlled/self-aware performance by Kate Beckinsale, memorable characters, quickly spoken dialogue/put-downs, vibrant/lived-in/exquisite costumes and production design, alert/luminous photography, merry/bawdy/twisty finale.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Could have been more eccentric/emotionally engaged.

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Published in M
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 02:38
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Additional Info

  • Rating

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

  • The pitch

    A wedding gets Stangled.

  • Starring

    Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Stephen Root, Stephanie Faracy, Sugar Lyn Beard, Sam Richardson, Alice Wetterlund, Lavell Crawford, Mary Holland

  • Directed by

    Jake Szymanski

  • Running time

    98 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, tackled, hit in the crotch, hit by moving vehicles, headbutted, thrown through the air, body-slammed, dragged by a bolting horse. Burning vehicle. Fare-dodging, theft (implied). Smashed glass/television. Drawings of characters with weapons (eg worm with gun). Arguing, yelling, screaming. Steal little girls, trying to poison cousin, cutting schoolgirl's hair off then wearing it mentioned. Blood/gore: Bloody/burned face, red eye. Bloody scratches, noses, lips. Bruising, bandages. A man appears to suffer a heart attack. Patient on EMT stretcher. Dying from cancer, AIDS, plane crash mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A sex scene in a stable shows the female assuming a male position. An erection is seen beneath a man's shorts. Erotic massage, orgasm, a female masturbates another female, girls watch porn together. Full female nudity (front and rear). Full male nudity (genitals obscured), drawing of male genitalia. Propositioning (m-m; f-m). Prostitutes. Kissing, flirting, ear-biting, crotch-grabbing, twerking, cross-dressing, undressing, oiling body. Shirtless males, exposed breasts, people in swimwear, cleavage, skimpy clothing, posters of women in bikinis. Sexual-themed hand gesturing. Sexual slang, references to sex/bondage/homosexuality/unwanted sex. Chlamydia, masturbating, push pop mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    People swallow ecstasy pills, smoke a joint; tripping, intoxication. Drug paraphenalia seen. Alcohol (spirits, shots, wine, champagne, beer, depth charges, cocktails). MDMA, vodka pot brownies, peyote, got high mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, a-words, b*tch. Name-calling. Slang terms for genitals, bodily fluids. Jokes abour race, culture, genitals, sexuality. Religious exclamations (what the hell, goddamit, god).

  • THEMES

    Brothers, weddings, social media, family gatherings, being left at the altar, viral posts, cousins, ATVs, wholesale liquor sales, graphic novels, screw-ups.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead grandfather, relationship breakup, dead ex-boyfriend, fear of heights mentioned. Wedding, bar settings. Fireworks, sparklers, plane. Dog, horses, roast pig on the spit, sushi. Very loosely based on a true story.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Fun, raunchy, nutty, spirited, loose, scruffy, pervy, surprising. Droll/cut-throat/film-stealing performance by Aubrey Plaza, game cast, amusing premise, slick slo-mo opening credits sequence, lovely resort setting, female characters get to behave as badly as the males, hilarious/athletic massage scene.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Dumb, clichéd, broad, crass, desperate, frustrating, empty, unimaginative, button-pushing, juvenile. Some long/unfunny stretches, repetitive/frat-boy humour, looks cheap, syrupy score, lame ad-libbing, Anna Kendrick doesn't convince as a bimbo, DeVine tries to hard.

Land of Mine (Under sandet)

Published in L
Sunday, 03 July 2016 11:41
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  • Rating

    MA15+: Strong themes and violence.

  • The pitch

    Mine Got.

  • Starring

    Roland Møller, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Laura Bro, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Oskar Bökelmann, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton, Leon Seidel, Karl Alexander Seidel

  • Directed by

    Martin Zandvliet

  • Running time

    100 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    Suicide (landmine). People are grabbed, pushed, punched (some repeatedly), slapped, headbutted, kicked, hit with objects, locked up, starved, threatened at gunpoint, degraded, made to walk through areas to clear landmines, tied down, gagged, exploded, urinated on. An animal is killed when a landmine detonates. Explosions, fireball, burnt wreckage. Soldiers with hanguns/rifles. Stealing. 2.2 million landmines mentioned. Yelling, shouting. Blood/gore: Body in explosion - arms blown off/bleeding/visible blood, bone, sinew. Red mist. Animal corpse. Bloody nose, mouth, hand, hair, fur. Scars, scratches, bruising, bandaging. Field hospital, injections. Dying of wounds, eating rat poo mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Man holding penis while urinating on another person. Male bottom. Discussion of potential girlfriends.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Alcohol (spirits). Painkiller injected.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, p*ss, bastard. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations (damn).

  • THEMES

    Landmines, post-WWII Denmark, POWs, starvation, mental breakdown, survival, empathy, revenge, friendship, brotherhood, loss, death, grief, hate, betrayal, risk, conflict, human atrocity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead brother. Field hospital setting. Dog, mouse. Urination, vomiting. German and Danish languages (subtitles). Inspired by true events.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Intense, brutal, harrowing, quesy, suspenseful, tense, stressful, affecting, nerve-wracking, difficult, important, humanist, powerful, stunning, gut-wrenching, heart-gripping, sorrowful, beautiful, outstanding, captivating, accomplished, graphic, white-knuckling. Superb/grand/lived-in/breathtaking/gripping performances, handsome production design, deliberate pacing, exceptional/stunning/wonderful cinematography, concise/punchy editing, spectacular direction, effective score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Manipulative.

Our Kind of Traitor

Published in O
Thursday, 30 June 2016 05:11
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    15 (UK): Very strong language, strong sex, violence, drug use, sexual violence.

  • The pitch

    A game of hide and seek.

  • Starring

    Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Naomie Harris, Damian Lewis, Khalid Abdalla, Marek Oravec, Pawel Szajda, Velibor Topic, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Dolya Gavanski, Mariya Fomina

  • Directed by

    Susanna White

  • Running time

    107 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are raped, shot, punched, pushed, slammed against walls/objects, smacked, headbutted, stabbed, near-choked, kicked, beaten, hit with objects, scalded with hot tea, slapped, thumped. A dog is stabbed to death (yelp heard/corpse seen). Helicopter crash, explosion. Arguing, screaming. Stories heard of father hitting son for child playing with gun, a hero being executed, a woman being slapped during sex, a man shot during a violent sexual encounter with the gunman's mother. A man fears his family will be killed. Money laundering, traitor, corruption, son in jail, hunting, female trafficking, shoot myself mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpses (human/animal). Bloody faces, heads, cheek, hands, noses, objects, cut; blood spatter, wiping blood. Head with open bullet wound. Bruising, bandage, arm in sling.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    A woman screams/cries as a man takes her from behind. Couples have sex in bedrooms/in public against a wall. Kissing (m-f; f-f), hugging. Full male nudity (front and rear views), full female nudity (rear view), exposed breast, shirtless men, cleavage. Skimpy dancewear, clothing. A man is reminded of his infidelity (sleeping with a student). A teen girl claims she is pregnant.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (snorting cocaine, smoking a joint). Alcohol (champagne, wine, spirits, shots). Smoking. A room full of people appear to be intoxicated/stoned. Selling drugs, heroin mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words, bastard, w*nking, bloody. Name-calling. A child says the f-word; children are called a**holes. Slang for genitals.

  • THEMES

    Informants, corruption, conspiracy, British intelligence, chance encounters, Russian mafia, tennis, family, relationships, suspicion, trust, surveillance, honour, betrayal.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Family killed. Dead father/husband. Dead parents mentioned. Dogs, camel, birds, goats, deer, horses. Fireworks, helicopter, light aircraft. Some foreign languages (some subtitles). Based on the novel by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Smart, globetrotting, brisk, energetic, lingering, sleek, upscale, contemporary, well-intentioned, solid. Wild/funny/boisterous/colourful/alive/dynamic/flamboyant performance by Stellan Skarsgård, exotic locations, some rich characterisation, gorgeous/stylish/handsome/lush/inventive visuals, alluring set design, exemplary technical credits, visually engrossing, stunning cameo by Carlos Acosta, fun cameo by John le Carré.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Implausible, schematic, generic, unlucky-feeling. Straighforward plot, questionable casting, lacks the energy/pace of other le Carré thrillers.

Sing Street

Published in S
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 02:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    M: Coarse language.

  • The pitch

    On a hero's journey.

  • Starring

    Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Kelly Thornton, Ben Carolan, Mark McKenna, Percy Chamburuka, Conor Hamilton

  • Directed by

    John Carney

  • Running time

    106 minutes

  • Rated

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

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People are punched, slapped, kicked, headbutted, threatened (slingshot/knife), hit with objects, bullied, farted on, hair-grabbed, shirt-grabbed, dragged, face-held underwater, rescued from near-drowning, face-grabbed, pursued. Schoolyard fighting, theft (sandwich/bike). Violence inflicted by priest/principal, parent, school bullies. A female blames herself for being hit. Objects kicked, thrown, smashed, stomped on; broken glass. Finger drawn across throat in slicing gesture with "I'm going to kill you one day" threat. Arguing. Beatings, rape mentioned. Blood/gore: Bruising, black eyes.

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Kissing, flirting. References to masturbation (vibrator seen), sex. People in swimwear, underwear, nightgown. Penis drawing.

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Drugs (smoking marijuana). Alcohol (wine, champagne, spirits). Smoking (cigarettes, marijuana). References to drunkenness, alcoholism, alcohol-related abuse, drug dealing, addiction.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-words, p*ss, b*tch, bastard. Name-calling. Homophobic language (spoken and written), racist language/slurs. Religious references (including church-related abuse) and exclamations. Obscene finger gestures. Animals defecating on bed discussed.

  • THEMES

    Music, bands, school, wish fulfillment, bullying, crushes, mentors, brothers, anti-Catholicism, 1980s Ireland, financial problems, mental illness, separation, marriage, orphans, youth, self-discovery, pop culture, passion, hopes, dreams.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Dead father (car accident) mentioned. Orphanage, hospital settings. Spitting, vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Enjoyable, endearing, whimsical, charming, joyous, entertaining, polished, crowd-pleasing, tongue-in-cheek, tuneful, personal, detailed, vivid, heart-melting, adolescent, terrific, music-rich, nostalgic, funny, energetic, infectious, escapist. Loveable/five-star ensemble cast, great/unforgettable/terrific/marvellous/catchy/top-notch/in-period soundtrack, fun costuming and production design.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    A little far-fetched/formulaic, needs more characterisation of other band members, standard-issue romance.