Stone Reader Reviews

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June 3, 2013
weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style
November 1, 2007
It's rare enough when a documentary achieves cult status. Rarer still when it actually changes lives. The Stone Reader, a movie about the love of reading, manages to do both.
December 6, 2005
September 15, 2005
August 16, 2005
July 16, 2005
March 5, 2005
May 23, 2004
May 7, 2004
It sends viewers running to the bookstore or the library.
February 21, 2004
You're not likely to see a more impassioned and heartfelt tribute to the joy of reading.
February 11, 2004
Loved the discovery, but hated the man's forcing of himself on the project.
January 14, 2004
It is about that almost mystical connection between authors and their readers.
October 24, 2003
Stone Reader is in many ways an undisciplined home movie ... But that's OK. Little by little Moskowitz builds his airtight case that reading matters.
October 9, 2003
Just as in a good read, the point is more in the journey than the destination.
October 8, 2003
Worthwhile for anybody with an interest in reading or writing.
October 6, 2003
Failure can take an enormous toll on a writer, but success sometimes can be just as brutal.
September 20, 2003
This filmed travelogue, a cinematic one-man's-diary -- or whatever you care to call it -- never really gives a reason for the audience to care about its subjects or its central thesis.
September 19, 2003
This navel-gazing documentary is too much about Moskowitz and not enough about the object of his obsession.
September 18, 2003
It's an intimate look at the gears inside one person's head and a study of how an obsession, when handled judiciously, can be enlightening.
August 27, 2003
As personal memoir, a story of men and the books that bind them, it's fairly complex but verges on maudlin.
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