Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. An unusually satisfying and inspiring historical epic from one of contemporary cinema's best filmmakers.
  2. The movie is the usual kind of film biography of a respected figure from the distant past - honorable, oversimplified, handsome.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Aug 25, 2014
    0
    This movie was a bore from start to finish. Although good performances from Ioan Gruffuid and Michael Gambon made me like it a bit, it has aThis movie was a bore from start to finish. Although good performances from Ioan Gruffuid and Michael Gambon made me like it a bit, it has a very dull plot Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2011
    9
    I thought this movie was great. It's been a little while since I've seen it, but I remember really enjoying it. There was a lot happening so II thought this movie was great. It's been a little while since I've seen it, but I remember really enjoying it. There was a lot happening so I lost the story from time to time but eventually figured out what was going on. A movie everyone should see at least once. Full Review »
  3. Aug 12, 2010
    10
    Great movie. It's hard to believe that people like that exist. It prompted me to read up on some history, get out John Newton'sGreat movie. It's hard to believe that people like that exist. It prompted me to read up on some history, get out John Newton's auto-biography. I'm so grateful for such movies. Full Review »