Mister John
Mister John (2013)

Following the mysterious death of his brother, middle-aged Gerry travels to Singapore to help arrange the funeral and put business affairs in order. There he discovers an intoxicating world, far removed from his troubled life in London. But… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Guy Lodge
Variety

It's ultimately the film's avoidance of mystery that proves so effective and unnerving.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Gillen conveys the anger and anguish of his character but this is a painfully slow piece that keeps the viewer at arm's length.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Mister John is an engaging, enjoyably offbeat drama enlivened by a pervading sense of mystery, a perfectly judged, often weirdly funny script and a superb performance from Aiden Gillen.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

That the whole should not quite add up to the sum of its parts is no great tragedy; there is enough magic in these meanderings to carry us over the flaws.

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Andrew Pulver
Guardian

Lawlor and Molloy's measured, precise style means their film is always watchable, but in some ways this goes over well-worn territory, and the visual poetry is not always matched by convincing drama.

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Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Gillen is perfect at capturing the sense of a man's lost compass and jittery emotional state in a foreign land, even while he's holding it together just enough to fulfil his fraternal duties.

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Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London

Aidan Gillen is so good in this Irish thriller it makes your skin tingle.

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David Jenkins
Little White Lies

You'd do well to seek out this exceptional and haunting British drama which boasts a career-best turn from Aidan Gillen.

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Emma Simmonds
The List

Mister John might have the ingredients of a mystery but it's just too much of a puzzler to be truly satisfying.

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