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
DVD Release Date: November 11, 2014
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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's a weak-tea imitation at best.

Linda Holmes

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

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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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Dennis Harvey

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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Todd Jorgenson

... has difficulty finding cohesion among its divergent elements.

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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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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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David D'Arcy
Screen International

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

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Jim Schembri

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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