Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey stars in this epic, untold true story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. Despite overwhelming odds, Knight banded together with other small farmers and local slaves and launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Written and directed by four-time Oscar® nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), critics are hailing Free State of Jones as "riveting" – A.O. Scott, The New York Times.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
165 Ratings
165 Ratings

46% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 5.5/10
  • Fresh 85
  • Rotten 99

Critics Consensus: Free State of Jones has the noblest of intentions, but they aren't enough to make up for its stilted treatment of a fascinating real-life story.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Civil War drama is eye-opening, brutal, overlong.

Information

Studio
STX Entertainment
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2016 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
French (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.
SDH
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing refer to subtitles in the original language with the addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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