‘Heart of Stone’ – What Are The Critics Saying?

Heart of Stone Reviews
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Heart of Stone is an American spy film directed by Tom Harper from a screenplay by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder. Heart of Stone stars Gal Gadot in the lead role of Rachel Stone, an intelligence operative, who is willing to go through anything to protect her secret agency’s most valuable asset that can wreak havoc on the entire world.

The action thriller film also stars Jamie Dornan (Belfast) as Parker, Alia Bhatt (Dear Zindagi) as Keya Dhawan, Matthias Schweighöfer (Army of the Dead) as Jack of Hearts, Jing Lusi (SAS: Red Notice) as Theresa Yang, Paul Ready (Utopia) as Max Bailey, and Sophie Okonedo (Death on the Nile).

While the critics are not loving the film, Heart of Stone could be a worthwhile watch for some action fans who can ignore all of the bad parts of the film. So let’s find out what the critics are saying about the spy action thriller film. Check out the review quotes from different publications lifted by Rotten Tomatoes below:

An overly calibrated hodge-podge of better movies with absolutely no original thought of its own, populated by stock characters, and brought to life with uninspired filmmaking.

– Marya E. Gates,

Netflix’s ​​​​​​​Heart of Stone attempts to put its own spin on a familiar action flick and break through that mold, but its results are mixed.

– Rachel LaBonte, Screen Rant

The movie is fun, which could be all we need right now. Let’s do it again next summer.

– Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

Heart of Stone is a cliche-filled actioner that is sadly missing its ticker. Gadot is the standout but even she can’t pump much life into the anemic script.

– Tara Bennett, IGN Movies

Heart of Stone opts for broad strokes, which would be a bit more forgivable if the rest of the movie hit the heights it was so clearly aiming for.

– Laura Babiak, Observer

Heart Of Stone is a perfectly watchable and often daft bit of fun, but its mission to supersede Ethan Hunt might prove to be impossible.

– Laura Venning, Empire Magazine

The film, of course, sets up for a sequel or two, another franchise for the algorithm to chew up, more artificial entertainment to consume, another screen to watch. Next time, we humbly ask, can we get a little more human?

– Kate Erbland, IndieWire

Efficiently entertaining if you don’t take it too seriously.

– David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

What makes “Heart of Stone” such an enervating experience isn’t that it’s incompetent but that nothing in it matters.

– Owen Gleiberman, Variety

If [Tom] Cruise is trying to save the movies, as he’s often credited with doing, he’s trying to save us from films like this. – Calum Marsh, New York TimesIt’s all total nonsense that barely warrants a first think let alone a second, but it’s surprisingly propulsive nonsense, packaged with a studio slickness one wouldn’t expect…

– Benjamin Lee, Guardian

What does it say about “Heart of Stone” that the most attention-grabbing moments are entirely derivative of previous “Mission: Impossible” films, with several sequences from 2018’s “Fallout” followed almost to the letter?

– Alistair Ryder,

Gal Gadot’s new thriller is a surprisingly endearing spy romp.

– Alex Welch, Inverse

So, Heart of Stone is not impressing anyone with its bad story, wooden performances, and unimaginative action sequences resulting in the abysmal rating of 5.3 out of 10 on IMDb and 29% on Rotten Tomatoes. So, if you were also looking forward to Heart of Stone you should log in to your Netflix account right now and watch this mind-numbing action film. Check out the trailer and official synopsis for Heart of Stone by Netflix below:

“Gal Gadot is Agent Rachel Stone, the only intelligence operative who stands between her global, peace-keeping organization and the loss of its most valuable — and dangerous — asset, codenamed: The Heart.”