MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 56,203 this week

Stone Reader (2002)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Drama  |  January 2002 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 511 users   Metascore: 72/100
Reviews: 22 user | 35 critic | 24 from Metacritic.com

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 05 Sep 2011
 
a list of 504 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 75 titles
created 11 Feb 2012
 
a list of 359 titles
created 12 Sep 2012
 
a list of 73 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Stone Reader" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Stone Reader (2002)

Stone Reader (2002) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Stone Reader.
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Carl Brandt
Frank Conroy
Bruce Dobler
Robert C.S. Downs
Robert Ellis
Leslie Fiedler ...
Himself
Ed Gorman
Robert Gottlieb
John Kashiwabara
...
(archive sound)
Mark Moskowitz
Dow Mossman
William Cotter Murray
...
(archive sound)
John Seelye
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

book | novel | quest | See All (3) »

Genres:

Documentary | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Insightful
12 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The Stone Reader is a documentary film based on a man's quest to find a book writer which whom he is absolutely amazed by. This book writer, Dow, wrote a single book, `The Stones of Summer,' and then disappeared and never wrote again. This man is search of Dow is confused why Dow would write this book which received excellent reviews would just stop writing after only producing one book. This documentary is different from most documentaries a person would normally watch. Most documentaries teach an audience about a certain event or person. This film elaborates on a person, but it's really not about the person per say. The film focuses on the quest or dream of a man to find this amazing writer and the process of which he does it, but most of the time the audience is actually learning about the writer and how he was unknown to the world even though he accomplished something great. What I mean by this is that the camera is following the man on the quest, but the whole time everyone, including himself, is talking about Dow. The thing that is interesting about this film is the way that everything filtered together. Being a documentary, the producer can't predict how the thing is going to end or how other things will come together. During this time of searching for Dow, this man travels everywhere talking to people who reviewed the book, people that went to college with Dow, and even individuals that helped put the book into production, but none of these people knew who Dow was and many of them never read or even heard of his book. So this man was running into a bunch of dead ends. Finally, he gets a hold of Dow's writing professor just to talk, not even mentioning Dow's name. So the two are talking about his students, this is all taking place in Iowa I might add and that Dow was a student here at the university, but the professor describes on of his students who he sent to get psychiatric help and it happened to be Dow who was still living in Iowa. If only the man would have started his search from where Dow started, his quest could have been accomplished with less hassle, but then the documentary would have been a lot shorter and less interesting.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Did you understand the part about the two books on ebay being sold ? puzzle_queen
Like the movie want to read the Stones of Summer. cmyklefty
Nice Movie filmdrift
Any idea when this movie is be on DVD? moonpieboy
Book Titles josephm-6
Where can I get the soundtrack? blainesullivan
Discuss Stone Reader (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page