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Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today
October 20, 2010
Stone seems to care more about keeping us guessing about what the characters are going to do than it does about making us care what is going to happen to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
October 8, 2010
Collaborations between Robert De Niro and Edward Norton--one generation's most respected actor paired with another's most affected--seem doomed to be defined by acting with a capital A.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
October 8, 2010
This is a film about people who are lost, and the filmmakers draw a direct line between their characters' existential wanderings and the religious obsessions they find for themselves.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 28, 2010
A 'serious' intent and an ill-fitting hilljack argot reduce Stone to a pebble of a fil
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 21, 2010
The craftsmanship is impeccable as is the acting, but the storytelling is where the movie falls down. And with such a poorly realized narrative, it's hard to be enthusiastic about the many things Stone does right.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
October 29, 2010
Stone is a movie about fragile souls. About how fragile we all are.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute
October 4, 2010
Not to pigeonhole anyone, but it is hard to imagine the man behind the creative and charming June Bug is also the writer who has delivered the pedestrian and mundane script here.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
October 6, 2010
Thick with moral ambiguity, Stone proves to be a character drama that confuses heavy brow-furrowing for an insightful dissection of several ethically slippery individuals.
Keith Cohen
Entertainment Spectrum
October 22, 2010
A lot of talent goes to waste in this repulsive movie directed by John Curran. This mishmash of profanity, kinky sex and religious babble should have gone straight to DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
October 5, 2010
At odds with its own lofty and base instincts, Stone ultimately channels neither compellingly.
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
October 22, 2010
...screenwriter Angus MacLachlan seems to be trying to rewrite Equus without realizing that: 1) what works on stage does not necessarily work on screen, and 2) it's not the '70s anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly
October 21, 2010
It's a frustrating, stunted film, dishonest in its intentions and clumsy with its narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
October 14, 2010
You'll admire the performances. But the script's ugly undercurrent will leave you feeling queasy.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
October 15, 2010
Norton, De Niro, Jovovich, Conroy all give performances that are better than the film itself. Save your money in the theaters and rent it when it comes out on DVD.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 8, 2010
[It ends] up subverting expectations by denying pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
October 6, 2010
A murky bible belt noir steeped in mystical evangelical voodoo more suited to sci-fi. In which De Niro seems to turn back into Travis Bickle minus his taxi, while Norton finds Jesus, loses his dreadlocks and becomes a self-described tuning fork for God.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 22, 2010
Angus MacLachlan's script never convinces, and John Curran's direction lacks energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
October 8, 2010
A movie steeped in sin that squats awkwardly in a cinematic purgatory between tawdry and talky.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 20, 2010
Echoes of "Cape Fear" reverberate across a withering suspense thriller that pales in comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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