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Free State of Jones

 

Last updated 7/19/2016 at 4:26pm

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Matthew McConaughey plays a Confederate medic who deserts the army when his young cousin is shot and killed. He decides to take his cousin's body home for a proper burial. But once he's there, he sees Confederate agents pillaging the home of the people he knows, taking nearly everything from them to feed and clothe the soldiers. McConaughey decides to start a full-fledged rebellion.

"If you miss the first half of the movie, you're not really missing much...."

If you go see "Free State of Jones," go ahead and take your time getting popcorn and soda pop. If you miss the first half of the movie, you're not really missing much. It's a pretty standard re-telling of the Robin Hood myth, set in Mississippi at the tail end of the Civil War. The beats were so predictable, it proceeded so methodically, that my eyelids grew heavy.

Matthew McConaughey plays a Confederate medic who deserts the army when his young cousin is shot and killed. He decides to take his cousin's bod...



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