Film Review: Free State of Jones at Tyneside Cinema

What is the plot?

During the Civil War, Newt Knight, and his army rebelled against the Confederacy. Small farmers and local slaves joined him in an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to create a Free State of Jones. He contributed towards the equal rights of less fortunate man and women, showing brave defiance and lead up to important events after the war (IMDB, 2016)

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Who were the main actors?

All the actors were fantastic and communicated the struggles that they were going through beautifully. Matthew McConaughey (as Newt Knight) demonstrated such passionate acting, that by the end of the film, I was emotionally moved.


What did I think of the film?

I am not the best history fan but despite this, the film played with my emotions. One minute, their was success and celebration, then followed by despair and sadness. The fact that it is also a true story, maked me realise the true importance of these rebellions and occurrences.

I loved the film and would wholeheartedly recommend it!

Bye for now.



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