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Stone (2010)

Stone

Overview


Genre

Thriller, Drama

Release Date

October 08, 2010 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Production Budget

$22 millions

Studio

Overture Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

John Curran

Producer

Holly Wiersma, David Mimran, Jordan Schur

Screenwriter

Angus MacLachlan

Starring

Story


Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Oscar nominee Edward Norton deliver powerful performances as a seasoned corrections official and a scheming inmate whose lives become dangerously intertwined in Stone, a thought-provoking drama directed by John Curran (The Painted Veil, We Don't Live Here Anymore) and written by Angus McLachlan (Junebug).

As parole officer Jack Mabry (De Niro) counts the days toward a quiet retirement, he is asked to review the case of Gerald "Stone" Creeson (Norton), in prison for covering up the murder of his grandparents with a fire. Now eligible for early release, Stone needs to convince Jack he has reformed, but his attempts to influence the older man's decision have profound and unexpected effects on them both. Stone skillfully weaves together the parallel journeys of two men grappling with dark impulses, as the line between lawman and lawbreaker becomes precariously thin.

The film's superb ensemble features Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element) as Lucetta, Stone's sexy, casually amoral wife, and Golden Globe winner Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under) as Madylyn, Jack's devout, long-suffering spouse. Set against the quiet desperation of an economically ravaged community and the stifling brutality of a maximum security prison, this tale of passion, betrayal and corruption examines the fractured lives of two volatile men breaking from their troubled pasts to face uncertain futures.

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Poster of Overture Films' Stone (2010)
Robert De Niro stars as Jack Mabry and Edward Norton stars as Gerald 'Stone' Creeson in Overture Films' Stone (2010)

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Milla Jovovich
New York Premiere of 'Stone' - Arrivals
Oct 05, 2010
Milla Jovovich
New York Premiere of 'Stone' - Arrivals
Oct 05, 2010

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..muddles along, like an idea in search of a plot..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..A thoroughly unconvincing melodrama about a sexual triangle..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..soul-searching drama works best at the character level..”
by Peter Debruge [Variety]