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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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International
August 15, 2011
A prisoner and parole officer grapple with sins and the need for redemption in this subtle drama of parallel lives.
Dave White
Movies.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nev Pierce
Empire Magazine
March 16, 2011
Great performances from the cast in this engrossing drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
February 23, 2011
Stone ultimately feels more confounding rather than profound, (but) it will have you thinking after its credits have rolled.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2011
An engrossing drama about the difficulty people have believing in forgiveness or in turning one's life around.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
November 5, 2010
Like a celluloid 'American Gothic,''Stone' does not paint a pretty picture.
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
October 27, 2010
Superbly crafted, smartly acted, suspense-filled noir thriller about compromised ethics.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
October 23, 2010
Freedom, though, as a concept is at the heart of some very sophisticated theology that makes up this literate drama
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 22, 2010
A disconcerting and challenging film. It leaves you wondering. How cool is that?
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
October 22, 2010
Mostly this is a tense, portentous, and provocative piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 22, 2010
The characters drive it, and they are fascinating.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
October 22, 2010
Stone is that rare film that refuses to be easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
October 21, 2010
As in every good dialogue-driven film, talk equals action. The excitement here is sparked by the verbal and gestural give-and-take between the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
October 21, 2010
An ambiguous film boasting a quartet of mesmerizing performances...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 20, 2010
It's a tour de force for Norton, who fills the air with an intense and yet thoughtful patter about why Stone is in the joint, what he did, what he doesn't want to think about/talk about any more and what he thinks Jack Mabry wants to hear.
| Original Score: 3/4
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