Mr. Turner

2014 R 2h 30m Blu-ray / DVD

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Mr. Turner

2014 R 2h 30m Blu-ray / DVD
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This incandescent biographical portrait of famed 19th-century painter J.M.W. Turner spotlights his artistic genius, along with the eccentric and frequently insensitive behavior that he exhibited in his private life.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English SDH, English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)
English: DTS-HD Master Audio, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, French: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mr. Turner is a period biopic about acclaimed English painter J.M.W. Turner, whose landscapes helped pave the way for the Impressionist movement. Director Mike Leigh focuses on Turner's (Timothy Spall) last few decades, revealing the depths of his talent and his complicated personal life. Characters in this engrossing but slow-moving film often drink wine and sometimes smoke (accurate for the era), and some scenes include sex, with a naked thrusting backside. For all his talent, Turner isn't a particularly admirable character, but the film's message about being true to your art is worth thinking about.

Sexual Content

Turner occasionally has sex with his housekeeper. The encounters aren't especially erotic; his desire seems more primal and animalistic. Viewers see his naked backside thrusting with vigor. He also spends some time in brothels, but -- at least in the film -- it's mostly to find women who will pose nude for him to paint.


Not applicable


Brief profanity includes "damn" and "ass."

Social Behavior

It's important to be true to your art, even if it's not immediately appreciated. Attempting to create art solely to please the general public will invariably lead to trite, insignificant work.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Several scenes feature people drinking wine and occasionally smoking a pipe.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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