Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

Mr. Turner

From writer-director Mike Leigh, an exploration of the life and work of eccentric British impressionist great J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Stars Leigh's frequent collaborators Timothy Spall in a Best Actor award-winning performance at Cannes 2014, Paul Jesson and Ruth Sheen.

"Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, Turner 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." (Cannes Film Festival)

Best Actor (Spall) at Cannes Film Festival 2014
2014Rating: M, Sex scenes150 minsUK
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography
92%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rarely has watching paint dry been so fascinating.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Offers a wonderfully rich tapestry of experience and digs deeply into a complicated, contradictory life.

5.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beyond the troughful of fun tics, Spall makes Turner tenderly and totally human — the effect of which is to make his artistic talents seem even more extraordinary still.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What a glorious film this is, richly and immediately enjoyable, hitting its satisfying stride straight away. A feat of confidence, with an outstanding performance from Spall.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shimmering with awards potential, Leigh’s glorious picture is a hilarious, confounding, wholehearted and dazzlingly performed portrait of an artist as an ageing man.

5.0
0

I really hoped it was going to be better than the trailer - and it wasn't. Art was great - but this movie went an hour too long - it was boredom to the max and very little background music so the movie was predominantly silent. Mr Turner and sex - awkward......

2.0
0

I can't imagine the majority of movie goers would be thrilled with this film. But if you are inspired by art (in both film and painting mediums) then this is the film for you. The way Turners art has been captured and recreated in the cinematography is wonderful. And the cast just works together so well to make this a delight.

4.0
0

The accent is so bizzar, imparing my understanding of some of the key plots.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An exquisitely detailed, brilliantly acted biopic.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Rarely has watching paint dry been so fascinating.

5.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Offers a wonderfully rich tapestry of experience and digs deeply into a complicated, contradictory life.

5.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Beyond the troughful of fun tics, Spall makes Turner tenderly and totally human — the effect of which is to make his artistic talents seem even more extraordinary still.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

What a glorious film this is, richly and immediately enjoyable, hitting its satisfying stride straight away. A feat of confidence, with an outstanding performance from Spall.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Shimmering with awards potential, Leigh’s glorious picture is a hilarious, confounding, wholehearted and dazzlingly performed portrait of an artist as an ageing man.

5.0
0

I really hoped it was going to be better than the trailer - and it wasn't. Art was great - but this movie went an hour too long - it was boredom to the max and very little background music so the movie was predominantly silent. Mr Turner and sex - awkward......

2.0
0

I can't imagine the majority of movie goers would be thrilled with this film. But if you are inspired by art (in both film and painting mediums) then this is the film for you. The way Turners art has been captured and recreated in the cinematography is wonderful. And the cast just works together so well to make this a delight.

4.0
0

The accent is so bizzar, imparing my understanding of some of the key plots.

3.0
0