Mr. Turner Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 670

Average Rating: 3.2/4

# of Ratings: 29

Theatrical Release Date: 12/19/2014

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 05/05/2015

Language: English

Genre: Biography, Drama

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Mike Leigh

Actors: Tom Wlaschiha, Timothy Spall, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Lesley Manville, Richard Bremmer, James Fleet

Plot: Explores the last half-century in the life of British artist J.M.W. Turner - a brilliant, if somewhat eccentric, painter. -- Chris Kavan

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/17/2019

A little long, but "Mr Turner" mesmerizes the whole way through its lengthy runtime.

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Amy - wrote on 02/01/2015

In many respects an admirable movie: scrupulously correct with regards to language and production design, and some truely gorgeous shots of landscapes that might have inspired Turner. Plus the Ruskin bits were pretty entertaining. But overall, one got the impression that Turner's life wasn't that interesting. I'd heard very good things about Timothy Spall's acting, and thought he was a lock for a best actor nomination. I was surprised when he didn't get one, but watching half the movie has satisfied me that no grave injustice was done. You can tell he's giving it his all, but the result is a bit on the hammy side. A bit too much Peter Pettigrew for someone who was actually a real person.

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Grob - wrote on 03/18/2016

Mike Leighs neuer Film ist einer, der es einem schwer macht: Langsam, ziemlich grimmig, nicht leicht zu lieben. Sicherlich, der Film ist faszinierend, toll gespielt und seine Bilder hervorragend der Kunst des Originals nachempfunden! Mr. Turner, obwohl es Mike Leigh erstes Biopic ist, kommt seinem emotional reservierten Stil entgegen. Und ist dieser introvertierte Maler kein typischer Mike Leigh Charakter? Timothy Spall spielt William Turner, den Vorläufer des Impressionismus. 1825 setzt die Geschichte ein als sein Malstil immer weniger gegenständlich wird. Mr. Turner schlägt dadurch auch immer mehr Unverständnis entgegen. Nach einer Reise in die Niederlande kehrt er zurück in sein Londoner Haus, dort wo er mit seinem Vater lebt. Der Vater war Barbier, Mr. Turner kommt aus einfachen …

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Mr. Turner: "Ghhrrrr".

Matthew Brady - wrote on 11/30/2014

Timothy Spall crying in this movie is the funniest thing I've ever seen.

The story to Mr. Turner is about a 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.

Let me just start off by saying that this movie isn't for everyone, I mean some people are going …

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