Amy Taubin's "Self-Distributed Pick" for the March/April 2008 issue of Film Comment.
Jones (Trey Albright), a genial, young father-to-be, arrives for the first time in New York City for business. His work schedule allows for enjoyable strolls through the city and taking in the enormity he's unaccustomed to back home in South Carolina. He might even go see a lecture given by his favorite author, Haruki Murakami. In New York, there's everything: great bars, colorful characters, tall buildings and beautiful Asian call girls. Jones has a problem. JONES is a grim and graphic morality tale about a very likable guy who might be as detestable as any you'll find. Shot in real time across the landscapes of New York City, JONES' elegant compositions and its naturalistic approach are singular in cinema today because they are as invigorating as they are provocative. For mature audiences only!
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We've all been there, right Jones? Wonderfully told from the inside out. Great music! Jones is an innocent guy that you want to hate, but he's not smart enough for that.