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R| 2 hr. 29 min.

Plot Summary
Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall) lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson) bears an unrequited love for him.

Cast: Timothy Spall , Dorothy Atkinson , Marion Bailey , Paul Jesson , Lesley Manville , Martin Savage , Joshua McGuire , Ruth Sheen

Director: Mike Leigh

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Mr. Turner (2014)

Release Date: December 19th, 2014|2 hr. 29 min.

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  • Anchored by a masterful performance by Timothy Spall in a role he was born to play, and gilded by career-best effort from DoP Dick Pope, working for the first time on digital for Leigh to bridge the gap between the painting and cinematography, Mr. Turner manages to illuminate that nexus between biography and art with elegant understatement. show more

  • An astute summation of Mike Leigh's glum view of humanity, but also a challenge to this disposition and his own pessimistic perspective. show more

  • What a glorious film this is, richly and immediately enjoyable, hitting its satisfying stride straight away. It's funny and visually immaculate; it combines domestic intimacy with an epic sweep and has a lyrical, mysterious quality that perfumes every scene, whether tragic or comic. show more

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