Mr. Jones

critic Reviews

82% Fresh Tomatometer Score82%
  • Flawed yet fundamentally worthy, Mr. Jones peers into the past to tell a fact-based story that remains troublingly relevant today.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    It's supposed to give Mr Jones some cultural context, but it reeks of desperation.
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    Charlotte O'SullivanLondon Evening Standard
    The film is stodgy in places, but its heart and its eyes are in the right place.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    Urgent but disjointed.
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    Ian MantganiLittle White Lies
    A fiery epic paying further tribute to this forgotten figure of history, and stoking the coals of remembrance as the forces of authoritarianism are, as they say, back in the news.
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    Emma JonesBBC.com
    The flat denial of an eyewitness account of famine makes one wonder about the Twitterstorm it would provoke in this age.
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    Peter BradshawGuardian
    Mr Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    Norton is a doggedly believable Jones and Sarsgaard's Duranty is suitably slippery and devious.
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    Toby WoollastonNew Zealand Herald
    Mr. Jones feels like a timely reminder of today's unrelenting flow of fake news.
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    Graeme TuckettStuff.co.nz
    It is compelling, engrossing and shocking, but never bleak or morbid. Bravo.
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    Alistair HarknessScotsman
    Though the film doesn't all hang together, Holland finds subtly horrific ways to reveal the truth about the famine...
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