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Stone Roses, The: Made of Stone (15)

Stone Roses, The: Made of Stone (15)Photo Credit Dean Rogers


A documentary about the English alternative rock band, The Stone Roses.

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The critical consensus

What emerges is a film of missed opportunities, as if Meadows had a backstage pass but squandered it drinking in the beer tent.

***(*)(*)James Mottram, The List, 17/05/2013

A baggy hagiography aimed at the diehards.

***(*)(*)Siobhan Synnot, The Scotsman, 02/06/2013

Don't expect any probing questions or blinding insights into the bitter disputes that provoked their split 16 years ago.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 31/05/2013

The fly on this particular wall comes with his own baggy threads and Madchester t-shirts, but the results are no less magical for being shot through the eyes of a fan.

****(*)Damon Wise, Empire Online, 05/06/2013

Made of Stone is a must for devotees; but it's not really what the world was waiting for.

***(*)(*)Anthony Quinn, The Independent, 06/06/2013

There’s not a whiff of corporate polish here; the passion it evokes leaves glossier rock docs – one thinks of those featuring U2 and the Rolling Stones – trailing far behind.

****(*)David Gritten, The Telegraph, 06/06/2013

Meadows is clearly not interested in lifting the biographical lid on anyone, just getting alongside the band, and picking up on their energy, vulnerability and excitement. He has no agenda; he just loves the Stone Roses, and it's a great, heartfelt tribute.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 06/06/2013

In the end, this is little more than a boring promo film designed to stoke the mystique of a band already prone to self-mythology. Amateurs.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 06/06/2013

There is little for those new to the band, whose appeal and individual characters go undefined.

Philip French, The Observer, 09/06/2013

An aesthetically pleasing documentary motivated by passion that quite rightly gives the music precedence.

****(*)Emma Reidy, TVBomb, 08/06/2013

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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