Reviews by markwells
I thought "Stone" was a weird, far-from-formulaic movie. Its religious overtones gave it an edginess that kept me interested. The performances gave life to these intriguing characters and that is what propelled this story along. I thought it was surprisingly good for a movie that got virtually no publicity.
I really liked this movie. It has a nice quirky sense of adventure about it. The soundtrack really helps to propel it along as well. I've liked Bill Murry ever since SNL and this film was a great vehicle for him. I just wish I could hear what other folks thought about the ending.
I thought this movie was highly underrated. Jack Nicholson gives a fine performance playing an average mid-west kind of guy whose post retirement life takes some twists and turns. Without giving too much away, to me, the ending was rewarding.
For me, the glue that holds this book together is its colorful cast of characters. I'm no expert but the plot seemed slow to develop and sluggish once it did. There may have been one or two too many sidebars and subplots, but I wanted to follow these people around and see what they were going to do or say next, They really jumped off the page. I can't remember the last book I read that had such memorable characters.
This movie had a nice twist but takes some patience. This would be a great video to show to a history class.