Rated: R due to language. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: October 8, 1993 Released by: Columbia TriStar
When I was a kid I would throw a flat rock across a pond at a slight angle, the rock would skim the surface and never sink into the deep waters. Those rocks were referred to as skimmers.
Mr. Jones is a skimmer, there is no depth to the story. Richard Gere runs, yells and struts across the screen. Dr. Libbie Bowen (Lena Olin) becomes his psychiatric counselor and is drawn into a love relationship with him despite the Hippocratic oath she has taken.
What is missing is why Jones is like he is, what caused his illness? He is clearly an accomplished musician but that is not explored. He claims his love of the post - Ellen - is dead but Dr. Bowen discovers she is not.
The story never moves beyond the surface, it is flat and dull.