Red Joan

How far would you go to protect everything you love?


Red Joan
Based on the true story, we follow the English born Joan Stanley, a Soviet and communist party sympathizer, who becomes employed as a British government civil servant, and gets recruited by the KGB in the mid 1930s. She successfully transfers nuclear bomb secrets to the Soviet Union, which enables them to keep up with the West in terms of the development of atomic weapons. She remained undetected as a spy for over a half a century.

150 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit

Showtimes

No one suspects the frumpy old lady ...
No one suspects the frumpy old lady ...

Credits

Cast
Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Laurence Spellman, Tereza Srbova, Ben Miles, Robin Soans
Director
Trevor Nunn
ScreenplayLindsay Shapero
MusicGeorge Fenton
CinematographyZac Nicholson
EditingKristina Hetherington
Made in2018
Produced byTrademark Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for brief sexuality/nudity
Runtime101
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Gabi Zietsman quote iconRed Joan is a mediocre retelling of a story that was already great in its original form and didn’t need this kind of tinkering and abuse of Dench’s talent. There are other, far better British spy movies that will not put you into a coma.
5
Metacritic.com
22 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
119 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA fascinating real-life story dramatized in perplexingly dull fashion, Red Joan wastes its tale’s incredible intrigue -- as well as the formidable talents of Judi Dench.
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Joyce Slaton quote iconSlow-burning WWII spy drama raises thoughtful questions.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
8 users
9
Rottentomatoes users
61 users
13
IMDB
735 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
13
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
11

Average .. 49%

10

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