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Mr. Turner (2014)

Mr. Turner

Overview


Genre

Drama, Biography

Release Date

December 19, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

149 min.

Studio

Sony Pictures Classics

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Excellent entertaining! It's a masterpiece.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Mike Leigh

Producer

Georgina Lowe

Screenwriter

Mike Leigh

Starring

  • Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner
  • Lesley Manville
  • Tom Wlaschiha
  • Sinead Matthews
  • Roger Ashton-Griffiths
  • Richard Bremmer
  • Joshua McGuire
  • Robert Portal

Story


"Mr. Turner" explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.

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Poster of Sony Pictures Classics' Mr. Turner (2014)
Timothy Spall stars as J.M.W. Turner in Sony Pictures Classics' Mr. Turner (2014)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..it's an extraordinary film, all at once strange, entertaining, thoughtful and exciting..”
by Dave Calhoun [Time Out London]
“..Spall, whose portly, Dickens-esque character communicates mostly in snorts, keeps you hooked in Mike Leigh's long, slow and exquisitely beautiful biopic..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..an ecstatically beautiful and exquisitely detailed portrait of the artist as a cantankerous middle-aged man..”
by Scott Foundas [Variety]