The Bone Collector Reviews

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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
December 19, 2010
Grisly thriller with great performances; not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
November 29, 2009
The filmmakers forgot to satisfactorily conceal the identity of the homicidal title character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
February 16, 2005
The Bone Collector can't overcome limits of its script and it is unlikely to remain in viewers' memory for a long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
A desperate send-up of authentic evil, a True Crime! tabloid 'zine thriller packaged with all the subtlety and restraint of children's toothpaste.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
July 2, 2003
shares with most of the films of this genre a penchant for moody photography, startling bursts of violence and, regrettably, a finale that's so far-fetched and relies on so many coincidences it's impossible to swallow.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 22, 2002
The real killer... is easily spotted in the movie's one scene that isn't specifically designed to move the plot forward.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O que poderia ser uma boa história transforma-se em um emaranhado confuso de clichęs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A thriller that also manages to focus on the art of mentoring.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 8, 2002
Surprise revelations and plot twists undermine the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 14, 2001
Once again, Mr. Washington delivers a fine performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Another borderline-absurd scenario.
Diana Abu-Jaber
Oregonian
January 1, 2000
The movie's atmosphere is moody and intense, bubbling like a caldron. Unfortunately, the broth turns out to be stone soup.
Top Critic
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The film's impact is dulled by the lack of emotional investment in the villain.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
January 1, 2000
The killer - whose identity is so tangential to the plot he might as well be the butler.
| Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The assumption that the premise would make a better-than - average thriller was wrong.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
You've got a film that leaves you with a sick feeling in your stomach. And it has nothing to do with all the severed bones and fingers you've had to digest.
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
The film assumes the characteristics of a bad slasher movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
Weak ending.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 1, 2000
The material is crude, sado-porn slop, and not even a gem talent like Washington (or a rising one like Jolie) can make it smell much better.
Philip Booth
Orlando Weekly
January 1, 2000
Jolie here emerges as a bland, practically sexless ingenue.
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