Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Glaringly lacking in the film are any original Stones songs. The group, who fired Jones just before his death, must not have thought much of the movie if they didn't allow their music to be used. Smart fellows.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    All the pieces are in place for an incisive tale of Brit-pop ego and madness, but filmmaker Stephen Woolley -- a celebrated UK producer ("The Crying Game") making his directing debut -- lets the story get away from him.
  3. 30
    The rock hero starts out dead and so does the movie.
  4. 25
    Could 1960s-style sex, drugs and rock & roll really have been this dull?
  5. Reviewed by: Joel Selvin
    25
    Almost so bad it's good. Almost.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. JohnP.
    Mar 12, 2007
    2
    As a life long fan of The Stones and still remembering the devastation I felt when I heard he had passed the movie has nullified all that. I'm not much into sugar coating but I can not believe that the director couldn't have found some positive in the mans life. If Jones was such a selfish mean spirited jerk then I guess it should no longer come to us as such a surprise whether he killed himself or someone offed him. He unfortunatley didn't deserve what could have been. Full Review »
  2. MapP.
    Aug 15, 2006
    7
    Worth a look, better than I was expecting.
  3. WillC.
    Jul 8, 2006
    3
    Really a super boring and dull movie. No Rolling Stones music either. I would avoid this one.