Mr. Jones (2019)

Mr. Jones (2019)

COMING SOON TO CINEMAS27 February 2020
Mr. Jones (2019)

True story drama from Oscar-nominated director Agnieszka Holland about about the journalist who broke the news to the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early '30s. Nominated for the top prize at Berlin.

"In March 1933, Welsh journalist Gareth Jones takes a train from Moscow to Kharkov in the Ukraine. He disembarks at a small station and sets off on foot on a journey through the country where he experiences at first hand the horrors of a famine. Everywhere there are dead people, and everywhere he goes he meets henchmen of the Soviet secret service who are determined to prevent news about the catastrophe from getting out to the general public. Stalin’s forced collectisisation of agriculture has resulted in misery and ruin; the policy is tantamount to mass murder. Supported by Ada Brooks, a New York Times reporter, Jones succeeds in spreading the shocking news in the West, thereby putting his powerful rival, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, pro-Stalin journalist Walter Duranty, firmly in his place." (Berlin International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Drug use, nudity & content that may disturb141 minsPoland, UK, UkraineEnglish, Ukrainian, Russian and Welsh with English subtitles
DramaThrillerTrue Story & BiographyWorld CinemaFestival & Independent
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The Times

The Times

press

It's supposed to give Mr Jones some cultural context, but it reeks of desperation.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

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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.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

An intrepid crusader against actually fake news, he's very much a hero for our divided moment - you just wish his own biopic stopped fussing and stepped out of his way.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mr Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep.

4.0
1
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

1
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] riveting core story is bookended by anesthetising 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.

0
BBC

BBC

press

The flat denial of an eyewitness account of famine makes one wonder about the Twitterstorm it would provoke in this age.

4.0
1
The Times

The Times

press

It's supposed to give Mr Jones some cultural context, but it reeks of desperation.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

An intrepid crusader against actually fake news, he's very much a hero for our divided moment - you just wish his own biopic stopped fussing and stepped out of his way.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Mr Jones is a bold and heartfelt movie with a real Lean-ian sweep.

4.0
1
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

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.

1
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

[A] riveting core story is bookended by anesthetising 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.

0
BBC

BBC

press

The flat denial of an eyewitness account of famine makes one wonder about the Twitterstorm it would provoke in this age.

4.0
1