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Free State of Jones (2016)

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Starring (View all)
Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey
Newton Knight
Keri Russell Keri Russell
Serena
Christopher Berry Christopher Berry
Jasper Collins
Sean Bridgers Sean Bridgers
Will Sumrall
Jacob Lofland Jacob Lofland
Daniel


Written by
Gary Ross Gary Ross
(screenplay by)
Leonard Hartman Leonard Hartman
(story) and


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4 years, 7 months ago at Sep 13 3:41
Thoughts Before Watching This:
1. I like these kinds of stories.
2. Hopefully it has a lot of war.
3. There are tons of movies classified as war where basically nothing but drama happens.
4. The cast here is pretty interesting with Keri Russell and Sean Bridgers being the most unusual choices in my opinion.
5. I hope Matthew McConaughey is as great as he was in Inte... read more

An average movie

2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 14 9:07
To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Matthew McConaughey, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it was a really interesting story with some great potential but it turned out to be only a decent watch at best, I’m afraid. Basically, the biggest issue was the lack of depth concerning Newton Knight. Indeed, during t... read more
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Description: In this historical war drama inspired by true events, Matthew McConaughey plays a Mississippi native named Newt Knight, who leads an armed rebellion of struggling farmers and slaves against the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Synopsis by Daniel Gelb Read more at [Link removed - login to see] ... (more)
Release date: 24 June 2016
Tags: Drama (5), War (3), Civil War (3), 2016 (3), American Civil War (2), Slavery (2), Action (1), Biography (1), History (1), Thriller (1), Western (1), Court (1), Independent Film (1), Snake (1), Trial (1), Slave (1), 1860s (1), African American (1), Based On True Story (1), Dog (1)
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“To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Matthew McConaughey, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it was a really interesting story with some great potential but it turned out to be only a decent watch at best, I’m afraid. Basically, the biggest issue was the lack of depth concerning Newton Knight. Indeed, during the 1st half the guy was described as some of kind of Southern Robin Hood which was fairly entertaining. Unfortunately, it made him also some kind of mythological figure instead of an actual real human being which was rather boring. For example, what did he think before the Civil War? Did he already felt conflicted about how the black folks were treated or he didn’t care at all at the time? Follo” read more

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BAMF posted a review 4 years, 7 months ago

“Thoughts Before Watching This:

1. I like these kinds of stories.

2. Hopefully it has a lot of war.

3. There are tons of movies classified as war where basically nothing but drama happens.

4. The cast here is pretty interesting with Keri Russell and Sean Bridgers being the most unusual choices in my opinion.

5. I hope Matthew McConaughey is as great as he was in Interstellar.

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8. This is the only notable work out of two that Leonard Hartman has written for.

9. I really hope this isn't a slow burning talk it out all the time kind of movie.<” read more

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