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Free State of Jones

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Gary Ross

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 180
  • Fresh: 83
  • Rotten: 97
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The director and screenwriter Gary Ross illuminates immense historical spans with the true story of one man's revolt during the Civil War. – Richard Brody, New Yorker, Jun 27, 2016

Rotten: A Civil War rebellion becomes an enervating movie by Gary Ross. – Peter Howell, Toronto Star, Jun 24, 2016

Fresh: A must for Civil War buffs, Free State of Jones is a ripping fictionalised drama about true events long hidden from history's spotlight. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Dec 26, 2016

Rotten: Free State Of Jones is an American Civil War-era saga that would surely have worked better as a box set TV drama than as a feature film. There is just too much information to pack in. – Geoffrey Macnab, Independent (UK), Sep 30, 2016

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Customer Reviews

History Lovers

This is a great movie for those like myself who love to learn while watching a movie. I highly recommend it.

Great Little Known Story

Loved the history! Great seeing this little known story on the screen. The history depicted in this movie iis complicated and there is much that can apply to today's reality. This film has someissues but well worth seeing. Will surely see this movie again! I recommend it.

the sorrow of a country still divided..

This is the best exapmble of why racial crimes still take place in our modern world. A man a woman decided who they love no matter what color,creed,or religious backround they have. We only commited these rules back then and even to this very day out of ignorance. Wake up to what is real, that love and friendship, family is the only thing that matters. We are all human and it is the blind man who can’t see the real truth. All lives matter, black,white and everything. stop killing each other over ignorant issues. we are all human and that is all that matters.

Free State of Jones
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2016

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