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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    May 2, 2014
    50
    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.
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Gonzalez
    Apr 27, 2014
    50
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Gabe Toro
    May 1, 2014
    42
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    May 1, 2014
    40
    Mr. Jones has the bones of something freaky but succumbs to a penchant for alienating chaos over sustained, abiding creep.
  5. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Apr 30, 2014
    30
    The surrealism that dominates so much of Mr. Jones’ final stretch is admirably unusual, but it’s also confusing, and quickly becomes tedious.
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  1. Jun 7, 2014
    4
    First 20 minutes are ok, another hour is just extremely boring (and so not scary!), hardly kept myself from falling asleep. Actors are ok, decorations are ok, but the script of the 'scary part' is absolutely awful, honestly speaking I would prefer some kinda family drama with two main characters of this film. Full Review »
  2. May 22, 2014
    1
    Consensus: Mr. Jones is tedious, confusing, extremely dull, one of the worst found footage films i've seen (and i've seen a lot). 10/100 (D)

    I don't want to waste more of my time talking about this "film", so i'll go to the point, This is one of the worst found footage films i've seen (and i've seen a lot), probably one of the worst movies of the year, it's tedious as hell!, i gave it a chance, i saw it until the end credits but i didn't found anything interesting.

    Mr. Jones (the dude, not the film) is scary, he is creepy and in some scenes he adds some eerie atmosphere, but the the worst thing about this found footage film is how that's the best thing about it. The characters are pretty likable (only during the first half) and the acting is above average but after the second half the characters become very stupid and they start to make smart-less decisions. Have you even read the premise of this film?, it's so f... awesome, with another director this film would have been a indie horror gem.

    The last act is very confusing too, these dumb characters start to have hallucinations, they abandoned the found-footage style, and the film finally ends, Mr. Jones ends up being confusing, boring and a waste of time, there's only one or two scenes that i really liked it but they doesn't have any sense.

    One of these scenes is when the guy goes down to a weird place under the ground, and he finds some weird stuff, but overall Mr. Jones was so boring, so tedious and not much character development. The camera direction works, it's beautiful filmed, but the characters are dumb, the script doesn't help and overall Mr. Jones is extremely dull.

    I was so excited for this film because is from the producers of "The Pact", but The Pact was intense and intriguing this one is a big disappointment, i was very bored and this is officialy for me one of the worst films of the year. Visit my blog: www.memobosque.blogspot.mx Twitter: @MemoBosque
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