Free State of Jones

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Gary Ross
Production: STX Entertainment
  3 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
139 min

to no sergeant,

you don't listen

to no officers,

only me.

You understand now?

When I tell you

to go, move fast

and you stay close to me.

You've got a full load?

Half-cock, safe,

full cock, die.

Ain't no different

than shooting

a bird or a deer, Daniel.

No different than that.

All right?

All right.

They're shelling us.

Move, move.

Stay low, low. Stay low.

See that rifle pit?

'Bout 50 yards out.

That's where we're headed.

That's where we're going.

You ready? Ready?

Come on. Go! Go! Go!

Stay behind me!

You all right? Huh?

You all right?

All right, now listen.

They've got sharpshooters

out there.

We're going to make a way for

that treeline, all right?

Find some shelter

and hide out.

You ready?

All right, let's go. Stay low.

Ah! Whoa! Whoa!

Down, boy. Down.

Who you with?

Mississippi 5th, f company.

We're all that's left.

All right,

you're with us now.

We're making for that Ridge

over to the right.


So fix bayonets!

Fix your bayonet, boy!

Yeah, I got it, I got it.



All right, you ready?


All right, on my command,

ready, go! Go! Go!


Go, boy, move!

Hold, hold, hold, Daniel!

Hold, Daniel!

Go! Move!


Uncle newt?


Uncle newt?

I got you, boy.

You're gonna be all right.

It's all right.

It hurts.

I know it hurts.

Just hold onto me tight.

Hold onto me.

Am I going to die?

Oh, you're not going to die.

I'm going to fix you.

Could I get your help right here?

I've got a boy here.

I've got a boy here!

Well, I've got a boy here!

I've got officers

i can't even get to.

It hurts...

I got you,boy.L got you.

I got you, all right.

We'll get you a doctor.

Going to get you a doctor.

Hang on. Hang on.

Can I have some water?


In a second.

In a second.

I'm just so thirsty.

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Gary Ross

Gary Ross is an American film director, writer, and author. He directed the film The Hunger Games, as well as Pleasantville and the Best Picture nominated Seabiscuit. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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