Stone Reader
Stone Reader (2003)

In 1972, 18-year-old Mark Moskowitz read a positive review in the New York Times Book Review that inspired him to get a copy of Dow Mossman's novel, The Stones of Summer. An avid reader, Moskowitz found himself unable to get through the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 17, 2004
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Critic Score
82%
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71%


Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This fascinating documentary will be of most interest to those who read and write for a living.

Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

You're not likely to see a more impassioned and heartfelt tribute to the joy of reading.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Moskowitz has made a wonderful film about readers and reading, writers and writing.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

weakly copies Michael Moore's dogged pursuit and film style

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John Carlos Villani
Arizona Republic

It's an intimate look at the gears inside one person's head and a study of how an obsession, when handled judiciously, can be enlightening.

John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

Moskowitz may soon find himself in the same boat as many of the artists he is analyzing, because Stone Reader is going to be one tough act to follow.

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Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

It sends viewers running to the bookstore or the library.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Fascinating and compulsively watchable.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It's a tribute to the transforming power of reading and a reminder of the Sisyphean task that reading can be.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Loved the discovery, but hated the man's forcing of himself on the project.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Spencer
This isn't a good documentary. Towards the end of the film the director says he doesn't feel like finishing the film and in my mind I thought that I… More
_kelly .King
The primary problem with this film is that the director imposes far too much of himself which is irrelevant to the film's purpose. While it is important to… More