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Stoned Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
April 4, 2006
A typical, but very effective chronicle of yet another man's downfall in the black hole that is fame through rock and roll, and the complacent enabling of his friends and family.
| Original Score: 3/5
Miles Fielder
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
More than just another dead-celeb biopic, this is an effective evocation of the era in which Jones lived and died.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
March 24, 2006
The good news here is that Woolley and his writers have taken the mystery surrounding Jones' tragic 1969 death as their main interest, and have adopted as fact the long-cherished rumor that the blond rocker's drowning was a case of murder.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bridget Byrne
Boxoffice Magazine
March 24, 2006
Gregory has all the necessary quicksilver, will-o-the-wisp, mercurial charm to play Jones, making his brilliantly etched personality seductive and fascinating, whether he's being gorgeously appealing or viciously mean.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
March 7, 2006
'Stoned' is good cinema but suffers because of the nature of its own subject.
Adrian Hennigan
December 6, 2005
Here's one rock pic that won't fade away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
October 29, 2005
In short, Stoned tells an interesting story and is worth seeing, although it's not quite as good as it would have been if the Stones had coughed up the music rights.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A miserable disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Except for copious amounts of male and female nudity, Stoned has absolutely nothing to recommend it.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 4, 2006
Never finds a way to interest us in what made Jones tick.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 4, 2006
Leo Gregory's performance as Jones fails to capture his rebel charisma, and the film, like its subject, winds up all wet, floating without direction, and lifeless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 29, 2006
Thorogood apparently confessed, on his deathbed, to murdering Jones, but the movie doesn't give us much of a clue why.
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
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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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 13, 2006
I would rather be stoned than have to watch Stoned.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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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.
Ethan Alter
Premiere Magazine
April 4, 2006
You can't exactly blame Jones for leading such a clichéd rock-star life. You can, however, blame director Stephen Woolley for making such a clichéd rock-star film.
| Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 31, 2006
This is one of the worst of the year -- both '06 and '66.
| Original Score: 0/4
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
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