Mr. Turner Reviews
Long after Mr Turner has ended, you realise you can’t claim to understand the man known as the “painter of light” any better. But then, the point may be just that.
Timothy Spall's depiction of Turner is in a word, earthy. The rotund artist's vocabulary is frequently punctuated by a string of porcine grunts and growls, all delivered by this scowling, jowly and not very jolly man.
This is a film made by a true artiste about a true artist. And in many ways, it's better than 'Big Eyes', the other art-based film of the year, and is certainly deserving of more Oscar nominations than it actually scored.
Mr. Turner is a brilliant piece of art. It is like a painting with many layers of emotions. The film which runs for two and a half hour is not for everyone. The film unfolds slowly, and you’re exposed to a polished work of art. If you love art, you shouldn’t miss this film. Watch Mr. Turner for the outstanding performance of Timothy Spall and the terrific direction of Mike Leigh.