Stoned Reviews

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A miserable disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Except for copious amounts of male and female nudity, Stoned has absolutely nothing to recommend it.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 4, 2006
Never finds a way to interest us in what made Jones tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 4, 2006
Leo Gregory's performance as Jones fails to capture his rebel charisma, and the film, like its subject, winds up all wet, floating without direction, and lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 29, 2006
Thorogood apparently confessed, on his deathbed, to murdering Jones, but the movie doesn't give us much of a clue why.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 19, 2006
...a lacking rock-n-roll biopic that has more disjointed disillusionment than a muddy Woodstock hippie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 14, 2006
Even The Doors looked like a model of clarity next to this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2006
I would rather be stoned than have to watch Stoned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 6, 2006
A flat riff on Jones's short life. You'll get the highlights but no sense of what made him special -- or what really haunted him.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
April 4, 2006
A typical, but very effective chronicle of yet another man's downfall in the black hole that is fame through rock and roll, and the complacent enabling of his friends and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
April 4, 2006
You can't exactly blame Jones for leading such a clichéd rock-star life. You can, however, blame director Stephen Woolley for making such a clichéd rock-star film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Miles Fielder
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
More than just another dead-celeb biopic, this is an effective evocation of the era in which Jones lived and died.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 31, 2006
This is one of the worst of the year -- both '06 and '66.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
March 31, 2006
When 'Stoned' veers away from the known facts of the Stones' story ... it [slows]. For anyone less than obsessed with such Stones arcana, it's hard to imagine how it could matter at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
March 30, 2006
Wooley is more interested in emulating Nicolas Roeg's 1970 film Performance than in making the story his own. In style and content, this movie is a weak imitation.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tony Medley
tonymedley.com
March 28, 2006
Mostly what we see are breasts. Lots and lots of beautiful breasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 26, 2006
a tiresome slog of uneven acting, artistry and technique...for fanatics of the material only, although it's possible getting oneself into the titular state may raise it up a notch. I can't be bothered to find out.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com
March 24, 2006
Stoned manages to take a potentially intriguing depiction of popular music genius and water it down into a story of predictable egos and trite love triangles.
| Original Score: 2/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 24, 2006
Just another cautionary tale about fast times, intemperate passions and bad dope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle
March 24, 2006
Almost so bad it's good. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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