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The Journey of August King

PG-13 1995 1h 31m Drama List
57% Tomatometer 7 Reviews 70% Audience Score 500+ Ratings A widowed farmer (Jason Patric) on his way home helps a rich man's (Larry Drake) runaway slave girl (Thandie Newton) escape from the South. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 3/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times The movie is good-hearted, earnest and handsome to look at. But it is boring. The pacing, which is meant to be thoughtful, is lethargic. Rated: 1.5/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Jul 9, 2005 Full Review Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rated: 2/5 Oct 3, 2002 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Heart-affecting drama about the spiritual potency of freedom and the redemptive power of love. Aug 21, 2002 Full Review Christopher Null Filmcritic.com Patric deserves special recognition Rated: 4/5 Jun 27, 2001 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member It truly means well and Jason Patric puts soul into his performance, but The Journey of August King ultimately just comes off as terribly misguided crap. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Frances H One of those films that reminds one that no matter how dark and cruel the times, some people rise to the challenge and do the right,moral thing at the cost of everything they thought they wanted to find that living with yourself comes first. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/28/14 Full Review Audience Member A must watch; escape from Dixieland. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a truly beautiful and inspiring film. I've been meaning to see if for quite some time and I was very pleased with the plot and the incredible acting by Jason Patric and Thandie Newton. Simply beautiful. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member I can't believe this hasn't gotten better ratings! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member (*** 1/2): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] A moving, well-acted film. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis A widowed farmer (Jason Patric) on his way home helps a rich man's (Larry Drake) runaway slave girl (Thandie Newton) escape from the South.
Director
John Duigan
Producer
Nick Wechsler, Sam Waterston
Production Co
Miramax
Rating
PG-13
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Apr 20, 2016
Box Office (Gross USA)
$6.0K
Runtime
1h 31m
Sound Mix
Surround
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