Stoned (2005)

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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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: July 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Poorly cast and sloppily assembled, Stoned turns one of rock 'n' roll's most darkly fascinating mysteries into a cinematic tragedy all its own.

Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Even The Doors looked like a model of clarity next to this.

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Dan Fienberg

Stoned manages to take a potentially intriguing depiction of popular music genius and water it down into a story of predictable egos and trite love triangles.

David Lamble
Bay Area Reporter

The makers of Stoned needed Mick's help, certainly the rights to cuts from the band's discography, avoiding a disappointing soundtrack featuring The Counterfeit Stones.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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.

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Joel Selvin
San Francisco Chronicle

Almost so bad it's good. Almost.

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Felicia Feaster
Creative Loafing

Stoned is a strange - and deeply unsatisfying - exhumation of the Brian Jones legend.

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Miles Fielder
Empire Magazine

More than just another dead-celeb biopic, this is an effective evocation of the era in which Jones lived and died.

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John Anderson

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.

Alberto Abuín

A correct film full of good music, but that perhaps disappoints the fans of the Rolling Stones. [Full Review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This film of the final days of one of the founding members of The Rolling Stones, Brian Jones was a fairly good attempt at capturing the essence of the icon.… More
Lady D'arbanville
I didn't know too much about the death of Brian Jones before watching this film, just had an interest in the music by The Rolling Stones, so it was an… More
Sean Gillespie
Any Rolling Stones fan should see this.