The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Reviews

August 23, 2018
Is Meadows' Made of Stone a fanboy movie? Absolutely and unashamedly.
October 31, 2017
There's a marvellous little film lurking inside Shane Meadows's loving documentary The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone but you have to get through some slush to find it.
September 5, 2017
Energetic and upbeat, this draws a fringe over why the band keep self-destructing, making it uninsightful, particularly to the uninitiated. But, hey, let's be honest: who else but true fans are going to watch it anyway?
November 14, 2013
"Made of Stone" is packed wall-to-wall with performance footage past and present. The reunited band proves to be quite muscular, and the tunes have lost none of their luster.
November 5, 2013
By the time the long, throbbing concert finale begins, there is no doubt that Mr. Brown's intensity has not faded over the years and that the Stone Roses' breakup was a serious loss.
September 10, 2013
Some may find Meadow's lack of journalistic rigour frustrating, but the filmmaker has ultimately created something different - a heartfelt tribute to one of Britain's most important bands, as seen through the eyes of its fans.
July 5, 2013
Made of Stone is a faithful, fan's-eye account of the band's return that also serves as a good primer in their music and their massive influence for the uninitiated.
June 20, 2013
What Meadows has produced in effect is the cinematic version of those glossy brochures that go on sale at high-end concert venues.
June 16, 2013
This is very much a fan's-eye view of the Roses. But Meadows' lack of critical distance from his subject pays off in spades by allowing him to capture the passion the Roses inspire in their fans.
June 10, 2013
It would be hard to deliver a more worthless documentary about The Stone Roses than the one Shane Meadows serves up here.
June 9, 2013
There is little for those new to the band, whose appeal and individual characters go undefined.
June 7, 2013
Made by a fan for fans, this documentary explores the iconic English rock band through raw adoration rather than a detailed narrative.
June 7, 2013
It's an adulatory recording of the band - that's right, he adores them - but it's much more than that.
June 6, 2013
As filmed by Shane Meadows, Made Of Stone is a fudge between fly-on-the-wall doc, concert film and archival trawl.
June 6, 2013
[Meadows] has no agenda; he just loves the Stone Roses, and it's a great, heartfelt tribute.
June 6, 2013
Some audiences may feel short-changed by this niceness. As T.S. Eliot almost said: human reality cannot bear very much kindness.
June 6, 2013
Meadows sustains a ragged feel, allowing the rhythms of shooting and editing to parallel the band's visceral appeal.
June 6, 2013
Blends concert footage, archive material, vox pops and fly-on-the-wall camerawork to winning effect, whether you're a die-hard fan of the band or a relative newcomer.
June 5, 2013
A doting yet entertaining puff-piece that will please the band's fans even if it offers little insight into the men or their work.
June 5, 2013
It's about The Stone Roses, but it's also about so much more.