Free State of Jones

January 14, 2017 - Comment

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), critics are hailing Free State of Jones as “riveting” – A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

Product Features

  • Artist: MCCONAUGHEY,MATTHEW
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Product Type: DVD
  • Rating: R
  • Release Date: 20-SEP-2016

Comments

Christopher Schwinger says:

A remarkable story and quality acting by Matthew McConaughey If you Google the word “microcosm”, the definition describes the movie Free State of Jones: “a community, place, or situation regarded as encapsulating in miniature the characteristic qualities or features of something much larger.” Jones County, Mississippi becomes representative of the situation throughout the South during and after the Civil War. Matthew McConaughey ought to be Oscar-nominated for this movie, I think. He plays a Confederate soldier turned deserter…

Voltaire says:

A Southern Unionist Uprising that crossed racial lines I’d read the books the film is based on by Victoria Bynum and Sally Jenkins & John Stauffer so I knew the story in advance. The thing I wondered about before seeing the movie was – how is it possible to reduce the extraordinary events of Newt Knight’s life into a 2 hour movie? Answer, of course, is you can’t. And that’s the main defect of the movie – it should have been (at least) an 8 part mini-series on HBO.But that’s my only quibble with it. The screenplay (mostly) successful…

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