A sexually and racially charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels, this takes audiences deep into the backwaters of steamy 1960s South Florida, as an investigative reporter and his partner chase a sensational, career-making story. With the help of a younger brother and a sultry death-row groupie, the pair tries to prove that a violent swamp-dweller was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.
107 minutes , No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Prejudice) Thriller, On the art circuit
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Zac Effron, Matthew McConaughey, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Scott Glenn, Ned Bellamy, Nealla Gordon
Lee Daniels Screenplay Peter Dexter, Lee Daniels, from the novel by Peter Dexter Music Mario Grigorov Cinematography Roberto Schaefer Editing Joe Klotz Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2012
Produced by Millenium Films, Nu Image Films, Lee Daniels Entertainment, Benaroya Pictures
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Drama, thriller
Language Strong and frequent, sexual
Nudity Low impact, sexual and non-sexual
Sex Strongly implied sexual activity
Violence Strong, bloody and realistic
Prejudice Moderate impact, historical context, African-Americans
Drug abuse Mild impact, tobacco, alcohol
Comments Themes are mature, complex and dark. They relate to murder, racism, revenge and sexual relationships, children under 16 would be confused or disturbed by such themes.
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Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Munya Vumo 15
Die Burger Paul Boekkooi 10
Cape Times Todd McCarthy 15 International Media
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 13
Metacritic.com 38 critics 9
RottenTomatoes.com 138 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 9
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 10
IMDB 15941 Netizens 11
Average .. 57% 11
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