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The Legend of Tarzan and Free State of Jones movies review: enough with the white saviors

by MaryAnn Johanson

The Legend of Tarzan and Free State of Jones red light

MaryAnn’s quick take…
Filtering other people’s stories through the eyes of white men is tedious and offensive, and it feels like a desperate hedge against fresh perspectives.tweet
I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
red light 1 star

Free State of Jones (2016)
red light 1 star

The Legend of Tarzan (2016) | directed by David Yates
US/Canada release date: Jul 01 2016 | UK release date: Jul 06 2016

MPAA: rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, some sensuality and brief rude dialogue
BBFC: rated 12A (moderate action violence, threat, injury detail)

viewed in 3D
viewed at a public multiplex screening

official site | IMDb | trailer
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes
Free State of Jones (2016) | directed by Gary Ross
US/Canada release date: Jun 24 2016 | UK release date: Sep 30 2016

MPAA: rated R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images
BBFC: rated 15 (strong violence, gory images)

viewed at a private screening with an audience of critics

official site | IMDb | trailer
more reviews: Movie Review Query Engine | Rotten Tomatoes

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