A convicted arsonist looks to manipulate a parole officer into a plan to secure his parole by placing his beautiful wife in the lawman’s path.
Stone is the latest movie from Robert De Niro and Edward Norton with Milla Jonovich playing Ed Norton’s wife. I must say I was a little suspicious about this movie because they didn’t screen this for critics. But being the intrepid reviewer, I went on my own to see it. I paid my very own money and now I see why it wasn’t screened. This has got terrific acting, a terrific cast and a really punk mediocre story that goes on for much too long. And it’s really a waste of great talent. The story is that Edward Norton plays Stone, which is his prison name. Complete with corn rows, he is clearly an unrepentant creep who’s up for parole. Robert De Niro plays his rather exhausted parole officer who’s a month away from retirement and Ed gets his wife Milla to seduce Robert. First of all you don’t care about any of the characters. All of them are nasty. It’s not believable for a moment. The most interesting character in this is really Robert Deniro’s exhausted wife, Frances Conroy, and they have an opening scene that really doesn’t make any sense. I suppose the point is moral relativism. As you can tell the good guys from the bad guys. And even when you can, you can’t. But this is, you know, really a waste of really good talent. Two stars.