Free State of Jones parents guide

Free State of Jones Parent Guide

Choose what you fight for.

Release date June 24, 2016

This movie is based on the true story of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Southern farmer who lead a rebellion against the Confederacy during the USCivil War, and eventually had Jones County, Mississippi declared a free state.

Why is Free State of Jones rated R? The MPA rated Free State of Jones R for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images.

Run Time: 140 minutes

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Free State of Jones
Rating & Content Info

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Why is Free State of Jones rated R? Free State of Jones is rated R by the MPAA for brutal battle scenes and disturbing graphic images.

- Frequent non-graphic violence.
- Brief explicit violence with realistic detail, blood and tissue damage.
- Gory and grotesque images.
- Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence in a war context, with some blood and gruesome detail.
- Depiction of a lynching.
- Depictions of injury and physical assault.
- Scene depicting surgery.
- Bullying.
- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes.
- Some scenes may frighten children.

Sexual Content:
- Sexual references and innuendo.
- Embracing and kissing.

Approximately 14 instances of coarse language including:
- Frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs in a historical context.
- Infrequent use of scatological slang and cursing.

Alcohol / Drug Use:
- Infrequent portrayals of tobacco and alcohol use in a historical context.

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News About "Free State of Jones"

More About the Movie: Learn more about the real Newton Knight and the rebellion he lead in Jones County, Mississippi. From the Studio: Set during the Civil War, Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War. Written by STX Entertainment

Cast and Crew

Free State of Jones is directed by Gary Ross and stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Free State of Jones movie is September 20, 2016. Here are some details…

The Free State of Jones releases to home video on September 20, 2016.

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Other stories from the American Civil war are featured in the movies Gone With The Wind, Copperhead and Lincoln.