Mister Johnson

1990

Action / Drama

3
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 82%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 739

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Cast

Pierce Brosnan as Harry Rudbeck
Beatie Edney as Celia Rudbeck
Edward Woodward as Sargy Gollup
Steve James as Aliu
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860.88 MB
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English
PG-13
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1hr 41 min
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 41 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by mifunesamurai 8 / 10

Who's exploiting who?

A British colony in West Africa creates a monster in the local black man who succumbs to the western greed and uses it to better his life so as to live like the rich whites do. A convincing performance by Maynard and a surprising one from Brosnan. Wonderfully shot and gently directed by Master Beresford.

Reviewed by clotblaster 10 / 10

Mister Johnson

Poignant exploration and depiction of a person with dreams and aspirations. Not your typical film. Based on novel by Joyce Cary (very good novel) and pretty much sticking to the book's plot etc., this story should touch your feelings fairly deeply and perhaps make you think about the illusions (delusions) and impossibilities that drench many people's lives. Beresford (Driving Miss daisy, Breaker Morant) directs tautly and beautifully. Watching this film should make you a wiser, deeper person--don't miss it. (will probably have to buy copy from Amazon or ebay or perhaps from netflix.) Set in Africa, colonial theme is important. Moreover, racial dimension (protagonist is black) makes the story edge towards the politically incorrect. The hero's skin color is significant, but he is not a victim of racism--at least not in liberal's knee-jerk way.

Reviewed by saralynnNG 8 / 10

A superb yet overlooked film.

Mister Johnson tells the tale of a young Nigerian man whose dishonesty and desire to please others lead to his downfall. He's lost--thinking he must be British to be a real man, for that is what he hears the British imperialists say. He doesn't understand the intrinsic worth of his African identity, and in his attempt to become more and more British, he loses everything he loves. The plot itself is sad but not entirely original. The movie's charm is in its setting--central Nigeria--and its use of the Pidgin and Hausa from that region. As one who grew up there, I was thrilled with their correct usage of terms and expressions. The cinematography is excellent, and I appreciate the genuineness of the movie itself. Sad but worth watching.

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