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This is the tale of debauched 1960s rock icon, Brian Jones, the charismatic guitarist who co-founded the Rolling Stones but was fired in 1969. A few weeks later he was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Leo Gregory's performance as Jones fails to capture his rebel charisma, and the film, like its subject, winds up all wet, floating without direction, and lifeless."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Almost so bad it's good. Almost."
‑ Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle
"A miserable disappointment."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"Thorogood apparently confessed, on his deathbed, to murdering Jones, but the movie doesn't give us much of a clue why."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"A typical, but very effective chronicle of yet another man's downfall in the black hole that is fame through rock and roll, and the complacent enabling of his friends and family."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Film Threat
"Even The Doors looked like a model of clarity next to this."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"Played with such an utter lack of charisma by Leo Gregory, Jones comes across as a rocker so drug- and ego-addled he doesn't have enough sense to lie down."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Except for copious amounts of male and female nudity, Stoned has absolutely nothing to recommend it."
‑ Lewis Beale, Film Journal International
"...a lacking rock-n-roll biopic that has more disjointed disillusionment than a muddy Woodstock hippie."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"You can't exactly blame Jones for leading such a clichéd rock-star life. You can, however, blame director Stephen Woolley for making such a clichéd rock-star film."
‑ Ethan Alter, Premiere Magazine
"A flat riff on Jones's short life. You'll get the highlights but no sense of what made him special -- or what really haunted him."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"With its low budget, unadventurous script and notable lack of any Stones recordings it has the look and feel of a TV movie."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Never finds a way to interest us in what made Jones tick."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"I would rather be stoned than have to watch Stoned."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"More than just another dead-celeb biopic, this is an effective evocation of the era in which Jones lived and died."
‑ Miles Fielder, Empire Magazine
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