Released Year: 2010
Runtime: 105 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directors: John Curran
Writers: Angus MacLachlan
Casts: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Pepper Binkley, Sandra Love Aldridge, Greg Trzaskoma, Rachel Loiselle, Kylie Tarnopol, Bailey Tarnopol, Madison Tarnopol, Peter Lewis, Sarab Kamoo, Richard Murphy
IMDB: Stone (2010) - IMDB
IMDB Rating: 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 5.8
Chicago Sun-Times -
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 leashed in precisely the opposite way, as in "Raging Bull." And Norton, the puppetmaster - it may not even be freedom he requires, but simply the pleasure of controlling others to obtain it.
San Francisco Chronicle -
Ultimately, Stone is a haunting film about what it feels like to be really and truly lost.
Philadelphia Inquirer -
I was with the movie until its head-scratcher of an ending, too oblique for its own good.
Chicago Tribune -
Genuinely odd in its mixture of bluntness and indirection, screenwriter Angus MacLachlan's study in biblical temptation is saved from its own heavy-handedness by a fine quartet of actors.
Parole officer Jack Mabry (Robert De Niro) has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson (Edward Norton), a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife Lucetta (Milla Jovovich) to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception.