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Mister John (15)


After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Read more …

Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not existed before gives Gerry a chance at starting over by slipping into his brother's life - both emotionally and physically. However, leaving his wife and child behind in the UK is not so easy as Gerry must choose between becoming his brother's alter ego 'Mister John' or returning to London to face his failing relationship.

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The critical consensus

Dialogue is stilted and unnatural, at times monotone and strangely rhythmic, widening the separation between fiction and reality in which this challenging, disjointed film exists.

****(*)Alan Bett, The Skinny, 23/09/2013

Mister John might have the ingredients of a mystery but it's just too much of a puzzler to be truly satisfying.

**(*)(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 25/09/2013

Gillen conveys the anger and anguish of his character but this is a painfully slow piece that keeps the viewer at arm’s length.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 27/09/2013

A truly great British film. Radical, hilarious, heartbreaking.

*****David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 26/09/2013

Gillen anchors this slow-moving drama with a performance that is more compelling than the film’s wafty psychology.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 17/11/2013

Features about Mister John (15)

Joe Lawlor & Christine Molloy

David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 26/09/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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