Grisly thriller with great performances; not for kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
The filmmakers forgot to satisfactorily conceal the identity of the homicidal title character.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The Bone Collector can't overcome limits of its script and it is unlikely to remain in viewers' memory for a long time.
| Original Score: 4/10
A desperate send-up of authentic evil, a True Crime! tabloid 'zine thriller packaged with all the subtlety and restraint of children's toothpaste.
| Original Score: C-
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.
The real killer... is easily spotted in the movie's one scene that isn't specifically designed to move the plot forward.
| Original Score: 2/4
O que poderia ser uma boa história transforma-se em um emaranhado confuso de clichęs.
| Original Score: 2/5
A thriller that also manages to focus on the art of mentoring.
Surprise revelations and plot twists undermine the entire film.
| Original Score: short
Once again, Mr. Washington delivers a fine performance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Another borderline-absurd scenario.
The movie's atmosphere is moody and intense, bubbling like a caldron. Unfortunately, the broth turns out to be stone soup.
The film's impact is dulled by the lack of emotional investment in the villain.
The killer - whose identity is so tangential to the plot he might as well be the butler.
| Original Score: 7/10
The assumption that the premise would make a better-than - average thriller was wrong.
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.
The film assumes the characteristics of a bad slasher movie.
| Original Score: C+
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.
Jolie here emerges as a bland, practically sexless ingenue.