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Jesse Stone: Stone Cold
Jesse Stone Stone Cold
Actors: Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis, Alexis Dziena
Director: Robert Harmon
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2005     1hr 27min

Tom Selleck is Jesse Stone, a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise, Massachusetts. Stone's old habits...  more »


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Actors: Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis, Alexis Dziena
Director: Robert Harmon
Creators: John Albanis, Michael Brandman, Steven J. Brandman, Tim Christenson, John Fasano, Robert B. Parker
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Crime, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/28/2005
Original Release Date: 02/20/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 02/20/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 27min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/8/2022...
All of these Jesse Stone movies were good except for one that missed the mark. A must watch!
Janice J. (dizzheart)
Reviewed on 8/8/2020...
The Jesse Stone movie series with Tom Selleck is the best movie series *ever*. Well written, great actors, never overblown, gorgeous scenery, and a central character who has his flaws but on balance is someone to look up to. They pry these dvds out of my cold dead fingers. I am so happy that a tenth one, written by Michael Brandman, is in the works.
Reviewed on 12/14/2011...
All of the Jesse Stone movies are terrific, and this one is no exception
Nancy W. from CHARLOTTE, NC
Reviewed on 1/10/2011...
REally AWESOME movie. All the Jesse Stone's are great! Entertaining.

Movie Reviews

Let's hope they make more
Jeffrey D. Messer | Asheville, NC United States | 06/27/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There have been 4 Jesse Stone novels by Robert Parker. And though Stone is 35 years old in the first one, and in his mid 40s by now, Selleck takes and makes the role his own. He's perfect in the role, and the whole production of this made for TV movie is top notch. there need to be more smart mystery type shows like this around.

When it aired, there were early reports that Selleck was interested in doing more with the character. Perhaps a series of TV movies, or even a TV series. It aired on CBS, and fans of Spenser For Hire (when is that whole series coming to DVD?)would love to see a regular weekly series. Personally, I don't know how well it would hold up weekly. There are only 4 books out to base this on, compared to the more than a dozen when Spenser aired. But with the right scripts it could become a great weekly show. And a hit. But CBS would probably aim for 21 episodes a season, which might strain the concept a little.

But either way, this movie was excellent. Fans of Parker,Selleck or just a good mystery should check it out."
Stone Cold Killers
C. A. Luster | Burke, VA USA | 02/06/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Tom Selleck, Mimi Rogers, Viola Davis, and the rest the cast do an excellent job in this made for TV movie based on the Robert Parker book. This story of a New England sheriff, Chief Jesse Stone, trying to catch a cold calculating serial killer is well crafted. As if that wasn't enough he must catch those responsible for raping a girl. The book is a great read, and the movie does a fine job of following the key premises in the book. The directing by Robert Harmon is superb. I think his previous work as a camera man has given him a wonderful insight in helping the audience see and feel not only the characters clearly, but the surroundings as well.

Along with the great job on the main case/story, the other cases/subplots were masterfully done giving a real feel of being there. This is one of the best TV movies I have seen in years. I applaud CBS for backing it. If you are an avid detective reader you should enjoy the book. Fans of detective movies or Tom Selleck should find this one well to their liking. I am happy to say the DVD is excellent. The picture and sound are incredibly sharp. It includes a background of the movie with interviews of the cast and director. I was very pleased that Tom Selleck indicated that the success of this movie has started plans for a series of movies. I can't wait to see the next one!"
Quietly chilling
T. Noever | Brisbane, Australia | 04/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have never read a Parker novel and am unlikely to; so I have no comparisons and adaptation issues. But both I and my wife loved this flick.

Hard to say why; a mystery I'm still trying to fathom. I think it was just so well put together, with all the tiny bits and pieces fitting almost seamlessly. Selleck was a wry marvel with a troubled history and a character who left so much unsaid that one wondered just exactly when he would explode. This contrasts nicely with so much over-stated acting that considered great and significant these days. To allow just enough to appear on the outside to give a hint of what depths may lurk inside--without making it 'arty' and pretentiously obscure--it's become a rarity on the small screen and the large.

The supporting cast performed similarly. I think the strength of the movie that everybody appeared to have 'depth', without it ever becoming tedious and tiresome--and the plot and pacing allowed this to shine through.

A word about the killers. Some would like more 'motive' and more 'explanation' I guess. But why? Sometimes people do things for reasons that nobody but themselves will ever be able to understand. Why do we need this all neatly wrapped up? Why not just say 'they did it because they wanted to and because they could'. It happens; and when it happens, I think our lack of understanding of it--which is implicitly our lack of understanding of the complexity of human nature--is what really scares us. Which is why those two killers may be more terrifying than Leatherface.

5/5 for performance and story