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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A disconcerting and challenging film. It leaves you wondering. How cool is that?"
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"As in every good dialogue-driven film, talk equals action. The excitement here is sparked by the verbal and gestural give-and-take between the actors."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts."
‑ Jeffrey Overstreet, Image
"Stone is an unusual film which shifts uneasily between sleaze and philosophy, but it's distinguished at all times by three luminous performances."
‑ Shaun Munro, What Culture
"An engrossing drama about the difficulty people have believing in forgiveness or in turning one's life around."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"You can feel the movie's gears grinding throughout, first in the rote suspense mechanics and later in the ham-fisted religiosity (conveyed through an endless soundtrack of evangelistic talk radio)."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"An ambiguous film boasting a quartet of mesmerizing performances..."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A prisoner and parole officer grapple with sins and the need for redemption in this subtle drama of parallel lives."
‑ Sarah Sluis, Film Journal International
"Great performances from the cast in this engrossing drama."
‑ Nev Pierce, Empire Magazine
"Dark and disturbing, this drama holds our interest due to the strong acting and provocative issues swirling around in the story. But it's a little heavy-handed in its desire to convey something important."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Stone is that rare film that refuses to be easy."
‑ Tom Maurstad, Dallas Morning News
"The craftsmanship is impeccable as is the acting, but the storytelling is where the movie falls down. And with such a poorly realized narrative, it's hard to be enthusiastic about the many things Stone does right."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It's got something to say. What that something is, though -- besides a four character study in spiritual decay -- is sort of up to you."
‑ Dave White,
"Stone ultimately feels more confounding rather than profound, (but) it will have you thinking after its credits have rolled."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"This film has the kind of suspense where you know something bad is going to happen, but instead of just getting it over with, the film drags it out way too long."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
More reviews for Stone on Rotten Tomatoes

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