Stoned

Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll abound in Stephen Woolley’s highly entertaining Stoned, about Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones

BBC – Adrian Hennigan
“Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll abound in Stephen Woolley’s highly entertaining Stoned, about Rolling Stones founding member Brian Jones. The guitarist’s wild and wicked ways – offspring by five different women and a drug habit which makes Pete Doherty look like Cliff Richard – is stylishly captured, as are the final few months in Jones’ increasingly screwed-up life. Leo Gregory (Green Street) delivers a charismatic turn as the man who really made the 60s swing before becoming rock’n’roll’s first lifestyle casualty.”

“If you can remember the 60s, as the cliché goes, you weren’t there. Luckily Stephen Woolley has lots of iconic movies to act as memory aids, and a great soundtrack that references Jones’ blues influences. Witty – the script is by Bond scribes Purves and Wade – and thoroughly engrossing, Stoned is ultimately a celebration of a wasted talent who lived fast, died young and left a beautiful corpse. Here’s one rock pic that won’t fade away.”

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

The Guardian – Peter Bradshaw
“Stephen Woolley makes a flawed but intriguing directorial debut with one of the most celebrated secret histories in British pop culture: the death of Brian Jones, founding member of the Rolling Stones who drowned in his swimming pool just days after he left the band by “mutual consent”.”

“_Stoned_ is always watchable and conveys a strong flavour of the 1960s’ sour rock.”

Timeout
“Enjoyable, well-acted drama with yet another brilliant performance by Paddy Considine… it’s a well-acted, engaging drama.”

“The real pleasures of the film are in the supporting performances, especially the always excellent David Morrissey.”

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