Oct 31, 2014 · Directed by Mike Leigh. With Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bailey. An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.
- Mike Leigh
- 2 min
Mr. Turner is a 2014 biographical drama film based on the last 25 years of the life of artist J. M. W. Turner (1775–1851). Written and directed by Mike Leigh, the film stars Timothy Spall in the title role, with Dorothy Atkinson, Paul Jesson, Marion Bailey, Lesley Manville, and Martin Savage.
People also ask
What is mr turner movie about?
Who played in mr turner movie?
Is mr turner a biopic?
Who plays J.M.W. Turner?
"Mr. Turner" should have been a five-star film, but the lack of a discernible story leaves the film a mere period atmosphere piece with no compelling reason to see it.
- drama, biography, history
The known portraits of Turner, with the exception of the one known photo of him, as an old man, show him to be a reasonably handsome man. Not so the grotesque Mr. Spall who plays Turner as a grotesque, character, with ZERO redeeming virtues. His The one story about Turner I was hoping to see was, indeed, in the film.
Mr. Turner movie reviews & Metacritic score: Mr. Turner explores the last quarter century of the life of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). Profoundly affected by the dea...
- Mike Leigh
- Amy Dawson
Dec 19, 2014 · Like Leigh's "Topsy-Turvy," which showed the world of Gilbert and Sullivan almost exclusively through their eyes, and the eyes of their performers and collaborators, "Mr. Turner" understands creative people on every conceivable level, and translates that understanding with a deftness rarely seen outside of astute documentaries about creative people.
Dec 17, 2014 · But in Mr. Turner, his first period film since 1999’s Topsy-Turvy tackled Gilbert and Sullivan, Leigh examines the last 25 years in the life of J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), a cantankerous ...