Stone Reviews

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January 15, 2020
If you're a fan of superb acting, characters that are multi-layered and a dark compelling story, this film fits the bill.
February 19, 2019
Stone's relentless theological musings don't seem to build to any moral point.
April 28, 2015
Hard to believe, but Edward Norton in cornrows is one of the less ludicrous things you'll see in this film.
June 12, 2012
Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts.
August 15, 2011
A prisoner and parole officer grapple with sins and the need for redemption in this subtle drama of parallel lives.
April 4, 2011
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.
March 28, 2011
Stone is an unusual film which shifts uneasily between sleaze and philosophy, but it's distinguished at all times by three luminous performances.
March 16, 2011
Great performances from the cast in this engrossing drama.
February 23, 2011
Stone ultimately feels more confounding rather than profound, (but) it will have you thinking after its credits have rolled.
January 18, 2011
An engrossing drama about the difficulty people have believing in forgiveness or in turning one's life around.
December 23, 2010
Dark and disturbing, this drama holds our interest due to the strong acting and provocative issues swirling around in the story. But it's a little heavy-handed in its desire to convey something important.
December 1, 2010
This film has the kind of suspense where you know something bad is going to happen, but instead of just getting it over with, the film drags it out way too long.
November 24, 2010
Seems as weary as the Detroit parole caseworker Robert De Niro plays.
November 12, 2010
When did Robert De Niro stop trying? When did he start coasting on his well-deserved reputation, either mocking it in crass comedies or sleepwalking through dramas where fans filled in the missing emotions for him?
November 12, 2010
Set up as a familiar noir plot, the film veers off into unexpected places, keeping the audience guessing as to the main characters' motivations well after the credits roll.
November 5, 2010
Like a celluloid 'American Gothic,''Stone' does not paint a pretty picture.
October 29, 2010
There's an obvious difference between elegant underplaying and merely going through the motions, and while, say, Michael Caine still excels at the former, De Niro has sadly become a master of the latter.
October 29, 2010
Stone is a movie about fragile souls. About how fragile we all are.
October 29, 2010
With its excess of blatant symbolism and illogical character turns, what could have been a halfway decent exploration of personal ethics turns into a half-assed excuse for entertainment.
October 28, 2010
Watching these three actors burrow like ticks into the underbelly of John Curran's murky moral drama should be enough of a reason to recommend Stone, and it almost is.
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