Stone of Destiny
Stone of Destiny (2008)

Prolific actor/director Charles Martin Smith takes the helm for this lighthearted adventure comedy recounting the theft of the Stone of Scone from Westminster Abbey. Based on the memoirs of Ian Hamilton, Stone of Destiny follows the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 21, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Writer/director Charles Martin Smith brings energy and wit to this British-Canadian co-production.

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James Adams
Globe and Mail

Smith, who also wrote the screenplay, is all brisk efficiency over the course of the movie's fat-free 96 minutes.

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Neil Smith

A woeful slice of sentimental whimsy that makes Braveheart look like a documentary.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Written and directed by an American, the film nevertheless feels closer to the 'British' spirit of the old Ealing comedies, something emphasised by its old-fashioned ambience and its charming evocation of the period.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...unapologetically old-fashioned...

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Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)

As a film, it's a touch too Hollywood, and full of too much patriotic Braveheart guff, but, on the whole, the American director and writer, Charles Martin Smith, has created an amiable and watchable heist movie.

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Leslie Felperin

This unabashedly sentimental and outright anti-English pic is stodgy as a cheap haggis with nationalistic sentimentality.

Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies

Braveheart it isn't, but it is fun.

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Cath Clarke

Writer/director Charles Martin Smith is American, which wouldn't matter if this didn't feel so much like a wee-dram-and-bagpipes invitation to a mythical Scotland of yesteryear.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Stone of destiny is one of those independent films that really stands out due to its plot, great cast and effective directing. I really enjoyed the film and… More
Ross Collins
Some lovely shots of my neighbourhood in Glasgow at the start of the movie, which were then confusingly reused as London scenes later on. Otherwise a very… More
Cynthia S.
A fun, inspiring, and deeeelightful Scottish tale based on true events. The cast and characters are strong, scenery beautiful, and the score a perfect match.… More
Mark Abell
This film started slowly for me, but soon pulled me in with its sly wit and compelling feel-good story of a small group of Scottish college students who decided… More
Cast: Charlie Cox, Kate Mara, Stephen McCole, Ciaran Kelly, Billy Boyd, Robert Carlyle, Peter Mullan, Brenda Fricker, Rab Affleck, Gillian Aitken, Janine… More
Dannielle Albert
A very funny and uplifting movie about five young people who plot to recapture the Stone of Destiny from the abbey in London in an attempt to ignite patriotism… More