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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.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Leigh embraces the contradictions in Turner. And in tandem with cinematographer Dick Pope, a master of light, he shows us the world as Turner sees it. The effect is harsh and ravishing. Leigh's beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art.​ show more

  • When we peruse this movie, we see a superb evocation of Turner’s latter years, during the first half of the 19th century, and a performance that’s symphonic in the sweep of its eccentricities, vivid in the spectrum of its passions. show more

  • Spall is best known for his supporting performances (Winston Churchill in “The King’s Speech,” Peter Pettigrew in the “Harry Potter” films). But he’s among the highest class of character actor, able to make a role of any size his own. Leigh has given Spall the gift of a lifetime in J.M.W. Turner. show more

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