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Not suitable under 13, not recommended 13-15 due to violence, sexual references, substance use and coarse language.
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|Children under 13||Not suitable due to violence, sexual references, substance use and coarse language|
|Children 13-14||Not recommended due to violence and substance use.|
|Children 15 and over||OK for this age group|
This section contains details about the movie, including its classification by the Australian Government Classification Board and the associated consumer advice lines. Other classification advice (OC) is provided where the Australian film classification is not available.
|Name of movie:||Wild Target|
|Consumer advice lines:||Violence and infrequent coarse language|
This review of the movie contains the following information:
Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) is a fifty-four year old English hit man, brought up in a family where assassination was the family business. Victor is ranked number one in the assassination industry and goes about his work with an un-nerving deadpan efficiency. Rose (Emily Blunt) is a thief and con artist, who has manage to con a gangster by the name of Ferguson (Rupert Everett) out of ?900,000 for a fake Rembrandt self portrait. Ferguson hires Victor to kill Rose but, despite several attempts, Victor fails to complete his task. As time goes by Victor finds himself more and more infatuated with Rose and instead of killing her, he saves Rose’s life by killing a second hit man.
To complicate matters further, a young man named Tony (Rupert Grint) becomes entangled in the affair when he saves both Victor and Rose from a third assassin. The trio then go on the run together from Ferguson and his associates.
Children and adolescents may react adversely at different ages to themes of crime, suicide, drug and alcohol dependence, death, serious illness, family breakdown, death or separation from a parent, animal distress or cruelty to animals, children as victims, natural disasters and racism. Occasionally reviews may also signal themes that some parents may simply wish to know about.
Hired assassins; forgery
Research shows that children are at risk of learning that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution when violence is glamourised, performed by an attractive hero, successful, has few real life consequences, is set in a comic context and / or is mostly perpetrated by male characters with female victims, or by one race against another.
Repeated exposure to violent content can reinforce the message that violence is an acceptable means of conflict resolution. Repeated exposure also increases the risks that children will become desensitised to the use of violence in real life or develop an exaggerated view about the prevalence and likelihood of violence in their own world.
Wild Target contains varying degrees of violence throughout, often depicted in a comical manner. Most of the murders occur off screen, but the film does contain some blood and gore. Examples include:
Children under five are most likely to be frightened by scary visual images, such as monsters, physical transformations.
In addition to the above-mentioned violent scenes, there are some scenes in this movie that could scare or disturb children under the age of five, including the following:
Children aged five to eight will also be frightened by scary visual images and will also be disturbed by depictions of the death of a parent, a child abandoned or separated from parents, children or animals being hurt or threatened and / or natural disasters.
Children in this age group are also likely to be scared by the above-mentioned violent and scary scenes.
Children aged eight to thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic threats and dangers, violence or threat of violence and / or stories in which children are hurt or threatened.
Children in this age group may also be scared by the above-mentioned scenes.
Children over the age of thirteen are most likely to be frightened by realistic physical harm or threats, molestation or sexual assault and / or threats from aliens or the occult.
Younger children in this age group may also be scared by some of the above-mentioned scenes.
The following products are displayed or used in this movie:
There are some sexual references in this movie, including:
There is some nudity and sexual activity in this movie, including:
There is some use of substances in this movie, including:
Wild Target contains medium level coarse language throughout and some putdowns. Examples include:
Wild Target is a black comedy targeting at an adult audience, but with appeal for older adolescents. The film is quirky and contains has some funny and genuinely cleaver humour but parents should be aware that the film’s violence and substance use in particular mean that it is not suitable for younger teenagers.
The film’s main message is that falling in love can cause you to suffer a crisis of conscience and change your life.
Values in this movie that parents may wish to reinforce with their children include:
This movie could also give parents the opportunity to discuss with their children attitudes and behaviours, and their real-life consequences, such as:
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