ABC Film Challenge – Biopic – M – Mr Turner (2014)

mr-turnerDirector: Mike Leigh

Writer: Mike Leigh (Screenplay)

Starring: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Baileey, Karl Johnson, Ruth Sheen


Plot: An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.


There may be spoilers the rest of the review


Verdict: Long and Boring


Story: Mr Turner starts as we enter the life of JMW Turner (Spall) a well-respected artist in 1800s England. Mr Turner gets to socialise with the high society as well as living his quiet life where it artwork is popular throughout England.

After his father dies JMW travels for his latest work as he makes relationship around the country to discover the latest pieces of work while dealing with his own grief of his father’s loss.


Thoughts on Mr Turner


Characters/PerformanceMr Turner is a famous painter but I just couldn’t find myself follow just who the other characters in this film were.

Spall is great in this role and everyone is fine it is just too many characters to figure out just who most of these people are portraying.stars

StoryThe story is long and very difficult to follow, we have to deal with such a long-time period that we don’t get a chance to see just how everything unfolds in the real time.

Biography/HistoryThis isn’t how you make a bio-pic, long dull and dealing with a group of characters that you just don’t seem to find interesting enough to want to learn about their history.

SettingsI will say the settings keep us understanding the time period that film is set in.genre

Final ThoughtsThis is way too long, way too dull and too much stuck-up Britishness for nearly 2 and half hours.


Overall: Not interesting enough what so ever.




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