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Mister Johnson Reviews

September 7, 2011
Beresford, adapting Joyce Cary's 1939 novel, looks at the psychological relationships inherent in colonialism with some subtlety.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 28, 2008
Beresford and writer William Boyd have delivered a film strangely devoid of emotion and lacking a clear point of view.
August 30, 2004
The film works well as far as it goes, but some of the story's emotional power is denatured or lost.
January 1, 2000
I have seen "Mister Johnson" two times, and both times I admired its sense of time and place, and the thoughtful performances of Eziashi, Brosnan and Woodward.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
No great friend of colonialism, Beresford makes his point without losing sight of either history or its mostly unsung heroes.
January 1, 2000
Although this colonial satire has intelligent aims, it's always a degree or two off the mark.