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Mister Johnson Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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-
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Variety Staff
Variety
July 28, 2008
Beresford and writer William Boyd have delivered a film strangely devoid of emotion and lacking a clear point of view.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The film works well as far as it goes, but some of the story's emotional power is denatured or lost.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
No great friend of colonialism, Beresford makes his point without losing sight of either history or its mostly unsung heroes.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Although this colonial satire has intelligent aims, it's always a degree or two off the mark.