#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
Plot: In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.
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**A country that existed for a brief time in the history of American.**
Once again, it proves that the critics are so dumb. In this people to people and people to filmmakers contact era, no one listens to them. Let them do their own sideshow. This was partially based on the real events that takes place in the following years of 1862. When America was fighting a civil war, a man named Newton Knight returned home from the battlefield where he started to help the farmers who were robbed by the armymen. Its like they are fighting their own war, to protect the land and the crops. They knew the consequence and so they were prepared for it.
This is over a two hour long film and I think they had covered everything nicely. At some stage it looked like the Daniel Craig’s ‘Defiance’. But it reveals many events like changing time and the atmosphere, how they adapted to it along to move on. In the opening scene only they had shown us the war, but very soon it moved away to tell what’s happening off the battlefield. Like how it’s affecting the people. So the resistance emerges and the days going by they gain large power in the region. Very interesting perspective, though everything in the film was not true despite overall plot was inspired by the history.
Matthew McConaughey alone steered the ship. You will like his performance. The locations were good, but most of them were either farmland or swamp. There’s a little event that follows the 80 years later, just to disclose some court law debate over interracial marriage. Not a must see film, maybe if you are an American, then it might be, but other than that its a good watch. I hope the people would realise that and watch it.
‘Free State of Jones’ tells the true story of Newton Knight’s role in the American Civil War. As you’d hope/expect, it leads to captivating viewing. Matthew McConaughey is superb, while he’s supported excellently by Mahershala Ali.
It’s tough to watch in large portions given the obvious things from the Civil War era, from the war itself but also to slavery. I had never heard of Newton Knight, so it was very interesting for me to see it unfold and learning bits – even with some creative license, I’m sure. It also serves an important message that slavery didn’t end with the Emancipation Proclamation.
I personally found the film very well paced and extremely nicely shot, McConaughey and Ali are the stars but there are also notable performances from the likes of Gugu Mbatha-Raw. It’s a great film, one that’s worth a watch. Sadness and heart aplenty.
Moving, Authentic, Important
“Free State of Jones” is a moving, authentic, important film. Matthew McConaughey gives an Oscar-worthy performance as Newton Knight, an historic figure. I forgot I was watching Matthew McConaughey and felt that I was watching Newton Knight. I’ve really never seen a performance quite like McConaughey’s here. His Newt Knight is the most manly man in any room – or swamp – and yet he is also as tender as a mother.
In the early Civil War battle scenes, he plays a nurse. Knight is not shown mowing down the enemy with impressive, explosive gunfire. Rather, he is shown risking enemy fire in order to save men’s lives, or to retrieve and bury the corpse of a boy shot in battle on his first day. My tears flowed freely during these scenes. Later, Knight himself cries after one of his men is hanged. But Knight gets his revenge, an eye-for-an-eye revenge scene that I won’t soon forget.
Newton Knight was a white Mississippi farmer. He was the grandson of a slaveholder, but Knight owned no slaves himself. He served in the Confederate army, but deserted in 1862, after serving for almost a year. He was outraged by the Twenty Negro Law, that allowed families who owned twenty slaves to exempt one family member from service for every twenty slaves they owned.
Knight and other deserters formed The Free State of Jones, declaring their loyalty to the Union, and flying the stars and stripes rather than the stars and bars. After the war, Knight worked for Reconstruction and married Rachel, a freed slave woman. His children also married cross-racially. He died in 1922. As might be expected, he is a controversial figure in Mississippi. Fans of the Confederacy denounce him as a traitor. Others celebrate him as one white Southerner who had a conscience and resisted white supremacy.
Newt Knight was clearly someone with a bucketload of charisma. His power inspired men to fight to the death against their own nation. McConaughey radiates charisma in this role. He is masterful and yet intimate. I’d follow this Newt Knight into battle and feel proud to do so.
“Free State of Jones” is receiving negative reviews. It’s easy to see why. There is something in this film to anger multiple grievance mongers.
First, race hustlers will hate this movie. Race hustlers want the official story to be that all whites are supremacists and all blacks are heroic. A film that depicts a white man who worked for black rights is taboo. Race hustlers anathematized “Mississippi Burning” and “The Help” for the same reason. Such a shame that the race hustlers’ ideological blindfolds make it impossible for them to appreciate great art.
Liberals might hate this film for a couple of other reasons. I don’t know if I’ve seen a movie where almost every scene hinges on how guns are used. Almost everyone is armed, and uses those weapons to keep breathing and to settle disputes. Even little girls have guns and use them heroically. Second amendment fans may love this film. It depicts what they dream of: oppressed citizenry taking up arms to defeat their own government.
In addition to clinging to their guns, these rebels cling to their God and their Bibles. This is one of the most religious American films I’ve seen in a while. It’s an historical fact that Newt Knight was a devoutly religious Primitive Baptist – he didn’t drink, for example. The film drives home Knight’s Christianity. He is shown in a long scene using a quill to record a birth in his Bible. In one heartbreaking scene, a slave who has been sexually molested survives psychologically by reciting verses from Genesis. “Free State of Jones” practices a muscular Christianity. One eye-for-an-eye scene takes place in a church.
Republicans will be torn about “Free State of Jones.” On the one hand, Knight, like many populist leaders, preaches against economic inequality. “No man should be poor just so that someone else can be rich.” I can hear theater seats squeak as Republicans head for the exits. Knight’s words, though, reflect the facts. Poor white Southerners were sabotaged by the slave economy and they knew it. That’s why they deserted.
But Republicans, if they sit through the entire film, will see how the Republican Party was the favored choice of freed slaves in the post-Civil-War era.
There is a narrative problem in the film. The viewer expects “Free State of Jones” to end after the Civil War. I actually began tying my sneakers, readying to leave the theater. But the film keeps going in what feels like an anti-climax. Gary Ross, the filmmaker, wants to make a point: the Civil War was *not* the happy ending. The KKK rose up, and Jim Crow became entrenched. Black men who tried to exercise their right to vote were lynched. This is an important point, but the film should have been better structured so its narrative flow didn’t stop before the film itself did.
“Free State of Jones” was clearly made by sticklers for authenticity. Everyone looks dirty and tired. The clothes look like clothes people wore in the nineteenth century. A confederate officer’s uniform looks baggy and tacky, not sparkling and admirable. Scenes are shot in lamplight. I loved this aspect of the film, as will Civil War re-enactors.
Excellent movie but do have issues with it.
This is a very deep, excellent movie. However the movie implies that slavery was the only cause of the Civil War which is not the case. I debated about seeing this movie in light of the recent “White Privilege” BS we are subjected to on a daily basis. Since my father was born in Ireland, my mother was first generation Irish and an entire branch of my paternal grandmother’s family was exterminated in the Turk’s genocide of the Armenian people in the early 1920’s, I grow weary of having my nose rubbed in something I had nothing to do with. 10 years ago I would have not written anything past the first two sentences of this review, but the racial division that has escalated in this country in the last 8 years warrants these comments.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 19 min (139 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama, History, War, Western
Director Gary Ross
Writer Gary Ross (screenplay by), Leonard Hartman (story by), Gary Ross (story by)
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell
Awards 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Huayi Brothers, Vendian Entertainment, IM Global, Route One Films, Larger Than Life, Bluegrass Films
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa XT, Panavision Primo, PVintage, Super Speed MKII and Ultra Speed MKII Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (3.4K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema