Stoned Reviews

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March 23, 2006
Stoned is one trip you do not want to take.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Edward Douglas
March 22, 2006
A tawdry fictionalized account of Jones' last days, ignoring his contributions to rock to focus on the sex, drugs and controversy
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 24, 2006
With its low budget, unadventurous script and notable lack of any Stones recordings it has the look and feel of a TV movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 23, 2006
Most of the movie is a tired sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll cliché, and many of the performances are so bad as to be laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
Peter Sobczynski
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
March 23, 2006
Jones comes off like a hedonistic burnout whose history is no more gripping than any other rock 'n' roll cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2006
I would rather be stoned than have to watch Stoned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 8, 2006
The herky-jerky editing is meant to indicate tumultuous excitement, switching back and forth in time, but the effect is grating and frustratingly unilluminating.
| Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
March 23, 2006
In the end, a Stones (or a Jones) movie with no Stones songs is itself a bit like death by misadventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Stephen Holden
New York Times
March 23, 2006
Stoned, Stephen Woolley's convoluted docudrama examining the final weeks in the life of the guitarist Brian Jones ... stalls in its own laborious accumulation of detail.
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
John Anderson
March 24, 2006
Played with such an utter lack of charisma by Leo Gregory, Jones comes across as a rocker so drug- and ego-addled he doesn't have enough sense to lie down.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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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
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
Jay Antani
March 23, 2006
we've drowned in Woolley's pool long before Jones has.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Medley
March 28, 2006
Mostly what we see are breasts. Lots and lots of beautiful breasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A miserable disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 24, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 6, 2005
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2007
Peter Bradshaw
December 6, 2005
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 28, 2006
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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