Stone
Stone (2010)

As parole officer Jack Mabry counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson, in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 18, 2011
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51%
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User Score
21%



Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Stone boasts a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Milla Jovovich, and it features strong dialogue, but it's ultimately undone by its heavy-handed symbolism and overabundant plot twists.

Tom Long
Detroit News

A disconcerting and challenging film. It leaves you wondering. How cool is that?

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

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Jeffrey Overstreet
Image

Stone is a flawed film, largely because Lucetta is a B-movie seductress preying on believable human beings with backgrounds and complicated hearts.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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).

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

An ambiguous film boasting a quartet of mesmerizing performances...

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Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

A prisoner and parole officer grapple with sins and the need for redemption in this subtle drama of parallel lives.

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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News

Stone is that rare film that refuses to be easy.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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.

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Dave White
Movies.com

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 21% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
This has to be one of the more, I think, underrated films of the past couple of years. The film is a prison drama centered around a parole officer nearing… More
Martin Sahlin
It was a good movie. The main 3 characters does a good job...And it's a little interesting...but not much. It was...I don't know...It was good but… More
Lady D'arbanville
Yet again Norton out-acts De Niro in a film where the acting is more superior than the story line. It does have it's moments, but also toward the end, it… More
paul sandberg
Stone shows DiNiro and Edward Norton at their finest; a psychological character study that asks big questions, held within a tight script wrapped around what… More
Bruce Bruce
A film that just didn't go anywhere or do anything for me. Sad to see Robert De Niro star in such a terrible film. Glad I didn't pay movie ticket… More
Melvin White
Stone: They say, when you experience a spiritual truth, that it comes to you as a sound that goes through you, changes your vibration, gets you back in the… More

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