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Mister Johnson

Drama13+ (PG-13)19911h 41m
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#110814 Ranked Movie
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Mister Johnson (1991)

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Drama Rated: 13+ (PG-13)19911h 41m

In 1923, a local resident of British Colonial Nigeria tries to be equal with the colonial administration.Mister Johnson featuring Maynard Eziashi and Pierce Brosnan is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel, streaming with subscription on Kanopy, free on Plex, and 6 others. It's a drama movie with an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (1,145 votes).

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Currently you are able to watch Mister Johnson streaming on The Criterion Channel, Kanopy, and Plex. It is also possible to buy Mister Johnson on Prime Video, Google Play, VUDU, YouTube, iTunes, and Apple TV or rent it on Prime Video, Google Play, VUDU, YouTube, iTunes, and Apple TV.

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Mister Johnson offers a unique perspective on the colonial era, focusing on a local resident's attempt to assimilate into the British Colonial administration in Nigeria. This provides a nuanced exploration of identity, power dynamics, and cultural clashes.


The movie, released in 1991, is a drama that effectively uses its historical setting to enhance the narrative and create a vivid atmosphere of 1923 Colonial Nigeria. This makes it a compelling watch for those interested in historical dramas.


Despite its relatively modest IMDb audience rating of 6.4 and Reelgood score of 49, Mister Johnson has been appreciated for its strong performances and thought-provoking themes, making it a worthwhile watch for those who appreciate character-driven stories.


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Available to watch free online (Plex).

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Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel and Kanopy).

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Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, and 3 others).

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#110,814 Ranked Movie

#1570 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#6082 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy

#45735 Ranked in Drama Movies

Mister Johnson has an average IMDb audience rating of 6.4 (1,145 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.


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About Mister Johnson

Mister Johnson Overview

In 1923, a local resident of British Colonial Nigeria tries to be equal with the colonial administration.

Age rating: 13+ (PG-13)
Runtime: 1h 41m

Extra Information

Related Genres: Drama
Country of origin: America
Original Release Date: Mar 13, 1991