|2013||90 Min||Horror . Thriller . Drama|
Scott (Jon Foster) is a filmmaker in need of inspiration. He and his girlfriend Penny (Sarah Jones) move into a desolate house hoping to make a breakthrough. Then they discover their neighbor, the elusive Mr. Jones. Famous for his haunting sculptures, Mr. Jones has remained a mystery to the world. Scott and Penny, convinced that they have found the perfect film subject, sneak into his workshop and realize that their curiosity may have chilling consequences. Who is Mr. Jones?
|Actors:||Jon Foster , Rachel O'Meara , Mark Steger , Jessica Dowdeswell , Faran Tahir , Ethan Sawyer , Jordan Byrne , David Clennon , Diane Neal , Sarah Jones|
Mr. Jones is the stuff of both conspiracy theories and collegiate discourse, and Mueller's elliptical exploration and creation of that mythology sets the bar a bit too high for his much-less-interesting protagonists to fully clear.Village Voice Full Review
That it half succeeds, in spite of its cloying self-seriousness, means that it's at best a convincing copycat of a definitive expression of ego and influence in art.Slant Magazine Full Review
What's distinct about Mr. Jones is that it lengthily utilizes three separate storytelling techniques... Given the sloppiness of Karl Mueller's directorial debut, it feels less like innovation and more like an attempt to cover up shortcomings.The Playlist Full Review
Mr. Jones has the bones of something freaky but succumbs to a penchant for alienating chaos over sustained, abiding creep.Los Angeles Times Full Review
The surrealism that dominates so much of Mr. Jones’ final stretch is admirably unusual, but it’s also confusing, and quickly becomes tedious.The Dissolve Full Review