Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip (2014)

Based on the best-selling novel, Mr. Pip is a film by Andrew Adamson (Chronicles of Narnia, Shrek) and stars Hugh Laurie ("House M.D.", Monsters Vs. Aliens) as Mr. Watts, the last Englishman remaining in a tropical village in… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 7, 2014
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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's a weak-tea imitation at best.

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Linda Holmes
NPR

Know what you're in for, because what you're in for is difficult.

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Matthew Toomey
ABC Radio Brisbane

I found this film hard to embrace. Mr Watts is a strange character who seems to create problems for himself when he doesn't need to.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Mr. Pip doesn't start going seriously awry until its second half, when things get more eventful in ways that are compacted from the novel yet seem more disconnected.

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David D'Arcy
Screen International

It's ambitious, it's bloody and it's confusing.

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Jim Schembri
3AW

Based on the novel by Lloyd Jones, the film is a visually lush, surprising, moving story that wears its unusual premise with a deftly blended mixture of lyricism and brutality.

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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter

Adamson mixes magical realism with hard-hitting historical drama in a way that feels both contrived and questionable, even if the filmmakers clearly have their hearts in the right place.

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Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

It's not a perfect film but it's not often you get one that sings literature's praises so eloquently, and that makes up for a lot.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

It will eventually find a home in classrooms, much like Great Expectations before it. However, I don't expect it to invigorate or inspire kids as Mr. Dickens' work regularly does.

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