Stoned

Stoned

15%
  • R, 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Stephen Woolley
    In Theaters:
    Oct 18, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 4, 2006
  • Screen Media Films
  • Stoned
    3 minutes 47 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Stoned Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2006
Miles Fielder
Empire Magazine

More than just another dead-celeb biopic, this is an effective evocation of the era in which Jones lived and died.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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The good news here is that Woolley and his writers have taken the mystery surrounding Jones' tragic 1969 death as their main interest, and have adopted as fact the long-cherished rumor that the blond rocker's drowning was a case of murder.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 24, 2006
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine

Gregory has all the necessary quicksilver, will-o-the-wisp, mercurial charm to play Jones, making his brilliantly etched personality seductive and fascinating, whether he's being gorgeously appealing or viciously mean.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 24, 2006
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

'Stoned' is good cinema but suffers because of the nature of its own subject.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

March 7, 2006
Adrian Hennigan
BBC.com

Here's one rock pic that won't fade away.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

In short, Stoned tells an interesting story and is worth seeing, although it's not quite as good as it would have been if the Stones had coughed up the music rights.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2005
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A miserable disappointment.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: F

June 21, 2007
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Except for copious amounts of male and female nudity, Stoned has absolutely nothing to recommend it.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

March 1, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Never finds a way to interest us in what made Jones tick.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

May 4, 2006
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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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 Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

May 4, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Thorogood apparently confessed, on his deathbed, to murdering Jones, but the movie doesn't give us much of a clue why.

Full Review Source: New Times

April 29, 2006
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

...a lacking rock-n-roll biopic that has more disjointed disillusionment than a muddy Woodstock hippie.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

April 19, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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Even The Doors looked like a model of clarity next to this.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 14, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

I would rather be stoned than have to watch Stoned.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

April 13, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

April 6, 2006
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine

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 Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2006
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2006
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

This is one of the worst of the year -- both '06 and '66.

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | 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 Source: MTV | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 31, 2006
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 28, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 6, 2005
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 6, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 24, 2005
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