Mr. Jones

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Polish director Agnieszka Holland's biopic commemorates the heroic efforts of Gareth Jones: the Welsh journalist who broke the story of the horrific famines within the Soviet Union in the 1930s. It depicts Jones' efforts to resist the Soviet secret service's attempts to censor him and his travels from Moscow to Kharkov.


James Norton
as Gareth Jones
Vanessa Kirby
as Ada Brooks
Peter Sarsgaard
as Walter Duranty
Celyn Jones
as Matthew
Joseph Mawle
as George Orwell

Critic Reviews for Mr. Jones

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (6)

  • Urgent but disjointed.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The flat denial of an eyewitness account of famine makes one wonder about the Twitterstorm it would provoke in this age.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Emma Jones
    Top Critic
  • Mr Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A far stricter edit of this baggy 140-minute film would solve a number of its problems, but the good news is that "Mr. Jones" gets better and more soul-stirring as it goes along.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • [A] riveting core story is bookended by anesthetizing bloat, in a densely cluttered treatment by first-time screenwriter Andrea Chalupa that simply doesn't know when to make a point and move on.

    Feb 11, 2019 | Full Review…

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