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Mr. Turner
- Timothy Spall

Overview - Acclaimed director Mike Leigh examines the twilight years of celebrated British painter J.M.W. Turner (portrayed by Timothy Spall) in this lavish period drama detailing the landscape artist's close relationship with his beloved father, his impact as a member of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and his tender romance with a lonely widow and owner of a seaside inn in Chelsea.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Acclaimed director Mike Leigh examines the twilight years of celebrated British painter J.M.W. Turner (portrayed by Timothy Spall) in this lavish period drama detailing the landscape artist's close relationship with his beloved father, his impact as a member of the Royal Academy of the Arts, and his tender romance with a lonely widow and owner of a seaside inn in Chelsea.

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  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 043396452497
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: February 2016

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Reviews:
"Spall imbues the role of his lifetime with both crankiness and warmth, playing the artist as a distant, preoccupied eccentric too wrapped up in his calling to devote much energy to social niceties." -- Grade: B+ - 12/18/2014 A.V. Club


"J.M.W. Turner, arguably the greatest of British painters, was an uncommonly difficult man, and MR. TURNER, the exceptional film Mike Leigh has made about him, does not do things the easy way either." - 12/18/2014 Los Angeles Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "The juxtaposition of 19th-century British painter J.M.W. Turner's crude, cantankerous persona with his gorgeous, delicate works makes for an intriguing period drama." - 12/18/2014 USA Today


"[T]his film is one of the most stunning visual treats to have been released this year." - 12/23/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Leigh's beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art." - 12/17/2014 Rolling Stone


"MR. TURNER is a mighty work of critical imagination, a loving, unsentimental portrait of a rare creative soul." - 12/19/2014 New York Times


"MR. TURNER itself is suffused with light and framed in gorgeous, tactile tableaux....To use a word often associated with Turner and his art, it's sublime." -- Grade: A - 01/02/2015 Entertainment Weekly


"[A] portrait of the 19th-century British artist J.M.W. Turner that is as suffused with watery light, ethereal feeling and striving for the sublime as one of its subject’s paintings." - 12/23/2014 Washington Post

 
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