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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
April 14, 2006
Even The Doors looked like a model of clarity next to this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
March 24, 2006
Almost so bad it's good. Almost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2006
Played with such an utter lack of charisma by Leo Gregory, Jones comes across as a rocker so drug- and ego-addled he doesn't have enough sense to lie down.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2006
With its low budget, unadventurous script and notable lack of any Stones recordings it has the look and feel of a TV movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2006
Apart from Considine, the actors all deliver superficial performances beneath several layers of slathered-on Summer Of Love drag, and Woolley's use of multiple film stocks and flash-cut editing jumbles together a bunch of '60s filmmaking clichés without
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 23, 2006
Most of the movie is a tired sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll cliché, and many of the performances are so bad as to be laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 23, 2006
It's fun, for a while, to hang out with the temperamental rock star. But in the end, we can't wait to get away from the man.
March 23, 2006
The film fails to establish Jones' significance to the band or why his death should be seen as anything other than just another rock 'n' roll casualty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2006
Stoned, Stephen Woolley's convoluted docudrama examining the final weeks in the life of the guitarist Brian Jones ... stalls in its own laborious accumulation of detail.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2006
Mines the story of Rolling Stones co-founder Brian Jones for a note-perfect pastiche of Swingin' '60s style, but is less satisfying in other departments.
March 23, 2006
In the end, a Stones (or a Jones) movie with no Stones songs is itself a bit like death by misadventure.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2006
This half-forgotten '60s controversy can't sustain a whole movie, so director Steven Woolley and writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade pad things out.
March 22, 2006
It never truly reveals who Brian Jones was before he fell apart. His indulgence, and his demise, play out in a void.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 21, 2006
The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie.
March 8, 2006
The herky-jerky editing is meant to indicate tumultuous excitement, switching back and forth in time, but the effect is grating and frustratingly unilluminating.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
September 24, 2005
The film dishes oodles of sex and drugs but skimps on the rock 'n' roll.