Stone (2010)



Critic Consensus: Stone boasts a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Milla Jovovich, and it features strong dialogue, but it's ultimately undone by its heavy-handed symbolism and overabundant plot twists.

Movie Info

As parole officer Jack Mabry counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson, in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man's decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both.

Rating: R (for strong sexuality and violence, and pervasive language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Angus MacLachlan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 18, 2011
Box Office: $1.8M
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Critic Reviews for Stone

All Critics (96) | Top Critics (28)

Hard to believe, but Edward Norton in cornrows is one of the less ludicrous things you'll see in this film.

Full Review… | April 28, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts.

Full Review… | June 12, 2012

A prisoner and parole officer grapple with sins and the need for redemption in this subtle drama of parallel lives.

Full Review… | August 15, 2011
Film Journal International

It's got something to say. What that something is, though -- besides a four character study in spiritual decay -- is sort of up to you.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

Stone is an unusual film which shifts uneasily between sleaze and philosophy, but it's distinguished at all times by three luminous performances.

Full Review… | March 28, 2011
What Culture

Great performances from the cast in this engrossing drama.

Full Review… | March 16, 2011
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Stone

This has to be one of the more, I think, underrated films of the past couple of years.

The film is a prison drama centered around a parole officer nearing retirement who gets locked into a psychological duel with a convicted arsonist and the man's alluring wife-both of whom will do what it takes to convince the officer to help make early release possible.

The film is all about control, manipulation, psychological games, and the motifs of religious belief, guilt, and temptation. Much of it is quite well done, but the rest is a little iffy, and could have been handled better, particularly how the narrative is executed.

I do like the performances though, because those are definitely the highlight. Robert De Niro and Edward Norton reteam for the first time since The Score, and they are very impressive to watch, mostly because they are both acting somewhat against type. The really impressive person here though, is Milla Jovovich. She gives a very compelling and convincing performance without ever getting to over the top. It's a real treat to see her in action.

Give this one a chance. It's flawed, but decent and compelling enough to warrant a viewing.

Chris Weber

Super Reviewer


Yet again Norton out-acts De Niro in a film where the acting is more superior than the story line. It does have it's moments, but also toward the end, it does drag and there is hope for excitement which does not deliver, it's a straight forward story with no hidden surprises, but enjoyable performances.

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


A film that just didn't go anywhere or do anything for me. Sad to see Robert De Niro star in such a terrible film. Glad I didn't pay movie ticket prices. Left a lot to be desired. 2 1/2 stars.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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