The Stone Council Reviews

  • Aug 12, 2012

    Brilliant opening sequence doesn't quite follow the rest of the movie, but entertaining nevertheless.

    Brilliant opening sequence doesn't quite follow the rest of the movie, but entertaining nevertheless.

  • May 08, 2011

    yap?m ba?ar?l? gibi,monica bellucci cevirmen gibi bi?i,sonra bi gün ewlatl?k cocuk al?or asyal? 1-2 ya??nda filan,sonra 7-8 ya??nda iken cocuk vücudunda yara izi gibi bi?i c?k?or,sonra cocugun seven kabilesi die bi asyal?mnkabilenin kitab?nda yazan 100y?lda gelen bir canl? oldugu ve onun ta? meclisinde kurban edilmesi gerekti?i vs dü?ünülüor,megerse olay?n ba??nda monican?n en yak?n?nda die bildigi catherine deneuve ve eonun ekibi,moniccan?n ev arkda??,i? arkda??m vs war,ama monica ya yard?m eden rus gizli ajan? rolünde moritz bleibtreu war...derken irkutsk yak?nlar?nda bi yere gidio monica,cünkü oglunun bundan kac?r?olar,kurban etcekler vs.. derken bi kovalamaca bi?iler derken ,en son yine cocugu kurtar?o vs ama pes etmiolar dü?manlar,son sahnede bi otobuse binecekler bunlar gitikleri yerde,konsoloslugun ayarlad?g? ucakla gitmeyecekler,cünkü cocuk o arabnaya binmeyelim dior monicaya,yane havaalan?na götürecek olan konsoloslugun ayarlad?g? arabaya..derken cocguun cümleleri ile bitior film,kötü ?eyler hissediorum ama anneme sölemedim dior,ama pe?imizde olacaklar dior vs vs vs.. frans?z yap?m? film,grange in roman?ndan uyarlama zaten... kadro iyi say?l?r tan?d?k isimler war...4 y?ld?z alam?or ama...

    yap?m ba?ar?l? gibi,monica bellucci cevirmen gibi bi?i,sonra bi gün ewlatl?k cocuk al?or asyal? 1-2 ya??nda filan,sonra 7-8 ya??nda iken cocuk vücudunda yara izi gibi bi?i c?k?or,sonra cocugun seven kabilesi die bi asyal?mnkabilenin kitab?nda yazan 100y?lda gelen bir canl? oldugu ve onun ta? meclisinde kurban edilmesi gerekti?i vs dü?ünülüor,megerse olay?n ba??nda monican?n en yak?n?nda die bildigi catherine deneuve ve eonun ekibi,moniccan?n ev arkda??,i? arkda??m vs war,ama monica ya yard?m eden rus gizli ajan? rolünde moritz bleibtreu war...derken irkutsk yak?nlar?nda bi yere gidio monica,cünkü oglunun bundan kac?r?olar,kurban etcekler vs.. derken bi kovalamaca bi?iler derken ,en son yine cocugu kurtar?o vs ama pes etmiolar dü?manlar,son sahnede bi otobuse binecekler bunlar gitikleri yerde,konsoloslugun ayarlad?g? ucakla gitmeyecekler,cünkü cocuk o arabnaya binmeyelim dior monicaya,yane havaalan?na götürecek olan konsoloslugun ayarlad?g? arabaya..derken cocguun cümleleri ile bitior film,kötü ?eyler hissediorum ama anneme sölemedim dior,ama pe?imizde olacaklar dior vs vs vs.. frans?z yap?m? film,grange in roman?ndan uyarlama zaten... kadro iyi say?l?r tan?d?k isimler war...4 y?ld?z alam?or ama...

  • Aug 09, 2010

    2/10: Boring, but Monica shined in her role that is unlike her.

    2/10: Boring, but Monica shined in her role that is unlike her.

  • Dec 19, 2009

    So, Monica Bellucci, for reasons known only to her, decides to glam it down, which I will be the first to ask why, adopt a cute eskimo child, get attacked by shape shifting people who might have ancient, eskimo magic powers, watches Catherine Deneuve turn into a bear before...of course...Catherine tried to start the apocalpyse by killing the afore mentioned adorable eskimo child, and finally for reasons again only known to Monica...Monica finally gets naked, which might I also say impressed, and has a naked Eskimo, which was mostly terrifying, shake a dead ferret over her which cures her cancer. I still love you Monica but this movie was retarded and even with all of the above stuff happening somehow boring as hell.

    So, Monica Bellucci, for reasons known only to her, decides to glam it down, which I will be the first to ask why, adopt a cute eskimo child, get attacked by shape shifting people who might have ancient, eskimo magic powers, watches Catherine Deneuve turn into a bear before...of course...Catherine tried to start the apocalpyse by killing the afore mentioned adorable eskimo child, and finally for reasons again only known to Monica...Monica finally gets naked, which might I also say impressed, and has a naked Eskimo, which was mostly terrifying, shake a dead ferret over her which cures her cancer. I still love you Monica but this movie was retarded and even with all of the above stuff happening somehow boring as hell.

  • Nov 22, 2009

    Si vous etes brutal et insensible, victime d'un complot qui vous depasse et que vos origines cachent un lourd secret, alors vous etes certainement un personnage de roman de Jean-Christophe Grange. Cette adaptation de son troisieme roman, en depit de son casting assez luxueux, souffre des memes faiblesses que "Les Rivieres pourpres", faiblesses qui concernent d'ailleurs moins les films en tant que tels que les romans eux-memes. Le gros probleme de JC Grange reside dans sa remarquable capacite a elaborer une atmosphere du tonnerre, en accumulant les crimes sanglants, les elements fantastiques et les pistes qui ne menent nulle part. Et une fois le lecteur happe par le recit, l'auteur se prend les pieds dans le tapis et torche vite fait une conclusion indigne des potentialites et des pistes qu'il avait mis en avant. Sans avancer que le livre souffre des memes tares - l'ai pas lu et parait que je ne loupe rien - le film, en tout cas, reproduit sans complexe le meme schema. Tant qu'il se contente de mettre l'intrigue en place, "Le concile de pierre" pourrait figurer dans le haut du panier des thrillers francais grand-public. Mais une fois la conspiration mise a jour, il retombe dans le domaine du film d'action sans reel panache, tout juste rehausse par la majeste des paysages de Mongolie. Le concept de base n'etait pas mauvais mais l'inegalite qualitative flagrante de ses deux tendances dominantes font que "Le concile de pierre" releve finalement du domaine de l'anecdotique (meme s'il ne s'agit pas non plus du desastre dont on avait parle a l'epoque).

    Si vous etes brutal et insensible, victime d'un complot qui vous depasse et que vos origines cachent un lourd secret, alors vous etes certainement un personnage de roman de Jean-Christophe Grange. Cette adaptation de son troisieme roman, en depit de son casting assez luxueux, souffre des memes faiblesses que "Les Rivieres pourpres", faiblesses qui concernent d'ailleurs moins les films en tant que tels que les romans eux-memes. Le gros probleme de JC Grange reside dans sa remarquable capacite a elaborer une atmosphere du tonnerre, en accumulant les crimes sanglants, les elements fantastiques et les pistes qui ne menent nulle part. Et une fois le lecteur happe par le recit, l'auteur se prend les pieds dans le tapis et torche vite fait une conclusion indigne des potentialites et des pistes qu'il avait mis en avant. Sans avancer que le livre souffre des memes tares - l'ai pas lu et parait que je ne loupe rien - le film, en tout cas, reproduit sans complexe le meme schema. Tant qu'il se contente de mettre l'intrigue en place, "Le concile de pierre" pourrait figurer dans le haut du panier des thrillers francais grand-public. Mais une fois la conspiration mise a jour, il retombe dans le domaine du film d'action sans reel panache, tout juste rehausse par la majeste des paysages de Mongolie. Le concept de base n'etait pas mauvais mais l'inegalite qualitative flagrante de ses deux tendances dominantes font que "Le concile de pierre" releve finalement du domaine de l'anecdotique (meme s'il ne s'agit pas non plus du desastre dont on avait parle a l'epoque).

  • Nov 11, 2009

    interessant de voir monica dans un role qui change mais film assez terne

    interessant de voir monica dans un role qui change mais film assez terne

  • Sep 29, 2009

    Wow. Let's see. Great story, and the photography was good. If it were a blind date, though, I'd say that it had a great personality!!! Jeez, bad editing, bad continuity, and when they got the climactic scenes, it appears that they just ran out of time and energy, and cobbled something together. Oh, and they found a way to get a nude scene for Monica Bellucci. Totally not related to the story, but necessary, or else NO ONE would have ever watched this dog!!!

    Wow. Let's see. Great story, and the photography was good. If it were a blind date, though, I'd say that it had a great personality!!! Jeez, bad editing, bad continuity, and when they got the climactic scenes, it appears that they just ran out of time and energy, and cobbled something together. Oh, and they found a way to get a nude scene for Monica Bellucci. Totally not related to the story, but necessary, or else NO ONE would have ever watched this dog!!!

  • Sep 15, 2009

    I never though I'd say this but it was refreshing to see Bellucci actually get to perform for once, rather than just appearing as a sex symbol! However the plot was poor and predictable all the way through.

    I never though I'd say this but it was refreshing to see Bellucci actually get to perform for once, rather than just appearing as a sex symbol! However the plot was poor and predictable all the way through.

  • Jul 16, 2009

    Decent movie. Though marketed as a movie with "shades of Rosemary's Baby," it felt more like Smilla's Sense of Snow. Interesting conspiracy and twists. Supernatural and sci-fi elements. Basically Diane is a translator who was orphaned as a young child and ends up adopting another orphan. The child develops an odd mark on his chest and they start to share a similiar dream. A car crash occurs and the child falls into a coma and then the excitement starts, though a little late in the movie. The child is kidnapped while in the hospital and then the hunt carries Diane to Mongolia to the final face off with the Stone Council who have nefarious plans for her child. Unfortunately the copy I rented didn't give the option of French language and english subtitles so I was stuck with an english dub over which did not help the movie at all.

    Decent movie. Though marketed as a movie with "shades of Rosemary's Baby," it felt more like Smilla's Sense of Snow. Interesting conspiracy and twists. Supernatural and sci-fi elements. Basically Diane is a translator who was orphaned as a young child and ends up adopting another orphan. The child develops an odd mark on his chest and they start to share a similiar dream. A car crash occurs and the child falls into a coma and then the excitement starts, though a little late in the movie. The child is kidnapped while in the hospital and then the hunt carries Diane to Mongolia to the final face off with the Stone Council who have nefarious plans for her child. Unfortunately the copy I rented didn't give the option of French language and english subtitles so I was stuck with an english dub over which did not help the movie at all.

  • Jul 13, 2009

    Voyage étrange dans l'univers de Nicloux... Graphique et mystérieux, surnaturel et séduisant.

    Voyage étrange dans l'univers de Nicloux... Graphique et mystérieux, surnaturel et séduisant.