“Free State of Jones” (2016)

This is an interesting story and one that I am glad to see was given the cinematic treatment. Unfortunately, the end result’s just so dull and overlong. There’s just something about the direction that really doesn’t work. This film is also proof that you need more than an interesting story to make an interesting historical film. Still, it’s not awful. The acting is fine. There are solid scenes. And like I said, this is interesting history (although a straightforward documentary would’ve probably been more engaging than this film). There’s nothing that’s more tragic to me than wasted potential, which this film most certainly is. Maybe another filmmaker will give this story a go some time down the road.

Rating: 3/5

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: