• Released
  • October 8, 2010
  • (Limited 10/8)
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Drama
    Suspense/Thriller
Stone Synopsis
An inmate (Edward Norton) tries to convince a parole officer (Robert De Niro) to set him free.
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Critic Ratings

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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
So few Hollywood movies go here that this one's oddly welcome, even in its most turgid moments, of which there are many.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
I was with the movie until its head-scratcher of an ending, too oblique for its own good.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Ultimately, Stone is a haunting film about what it feels like to be really and truly lost.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
De Niro is so good at playing a man who has essentially emasculated himself because of fear of his anger, so that sex and anger may be...
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70

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Norton, too, keeps us guessing, though his pseudo-tough-guy line readings (and cornrowed hair) are initially distracting. But his scenes...
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65

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Because the film is overproduced and unconvincing in telegraphing its several gestural themes, its excellent lead performances get lost in...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Nothing is etched in anything remotely resembling a hard surface in Stone.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Milla Jovovich slinks cartoonishly as Stone's seductive wife, on a mission to compromise the lawman. Lordy.
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40

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
This is a film about people who are lost, and the filmmakers draw a direct line between their characters' existential wanderings and the...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
There is not a credible moment in this overly calculated melodrama.
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great acting, but....

By Bitafa
Great acting, but movie was slow and boring. When you put Robert De Niro and Edward Norton together there's an expectation of a great movie but when the movie itself is boring it ruins everything....

"Stone": More than the eye can see...

By zellaschild
I thoroughly enjoyed this film because there'smore here than meets the eyes...and ears. It may take more than one viewing to "get" what this movie really has to say, but it's well worth it. The...

underwritten

By bensonje77
It is fair to say that I thought De Niro and Norton could pull off a character study and surprisingly this was not the case. It is also fair to place blame where I think most of it lies and that for...

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By vitalmovies
DeNiro and Norton are absolutely 5 Star in this flick. I was not a huge fan of the movie, but the roles they played and how well they played them made the movie very much worth it....

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By mjg1939
excellent performances by all...a very gripping and deep movie...keeps you totally engaged....

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By frenchy729
Was th most boring movie I have ever seen. Me and my husband almost fell asleep....

Five Word Review

By carlenelee
Interesting Entertaining acting very good...

Afternoon delight?

By patnut
Not sky rockets but the firebug thing is kinda neato... go figure? Milla Jovovich is a dime for real and makes the film interesting... Alien? Sure. Go see it.. It is an entertaining film!...

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By hcfinn
Excellent performances especially by Norton....

More Info

Rated R | For Strong sexuality and violence and pervasive language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 17+ Thought-provoking prison drama is far too mature for kids.
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