Mister John (2013)

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Following the mysterious death of his brother, middle-aged Gerry travels to Singapore to help arrange the funeral and put business affairs in order. There he discovers an intoxicating world, far removed from his troubled life in London. But as he is drawn towards his brother's beautiful wife and the sexual frankness of the local culture he begins to realise that escape isn't as easy as it seems...

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All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

It's ultimately the film's avoidance of mystery that proves so effective and unnerving.

Jul 5, 2013 | Full Review…
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It's an intriguing hybrid of genre piece and interior psychodrama pinned together by ingenious direction and a great central performance by Aidan Gillen.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gillen's performance is central to this discomforting deconstruction of machismo in its portrayal of loss and hopelessness.

Aug 23, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

That the whole should not quite add up to the sum of its parts is no great tragedy; there is enough magic in these meanderings to carry us over the flaws.

Sep 29, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Aidan Gillen is so good in this Irish thriller it makes your skin tingle.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Gillen conveys the anger and anguish of his character but this is a painfully slow piece that keeps the viewer at arm's length.

Sep 27, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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