The Bone Collector Reviews

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Assembled from off-the-shelf thriller contrivances, likable characters and utter absurdity, with one of those scores that's the musical equivalent of trying to scrape the burnt meat off the bottom of the pot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington is always a watchable actor, even when it's only his face we're watching.
| Original Score: 6/10
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
It's a tale that has more holes in it than a New York City junkie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
There is nothing remotely believable about this drawn-out cat-and-mouse game of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The long-delayed revelation of whodunit is a debit instead of a payoff.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Jeremy Iacone's script is riddled with plot holes you could drive a train through.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Wesley Morris
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
This is neither a psychological thriller nor an erotic one, so any interest in the story is purely the work of its stars.
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Michael Atkinson
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
The Bone Collector never comes close to the moral chill of Seven or even the step-by-step fascination generated by any number of HBO true-crime shows.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Another borderline-absurd scenario.
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
The film's impact is dulled by the lack of emotional investment in the villain.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
Jolie, while always delicious to look at, is simply and woefully miscast.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
..its serial killer has a novel approach when it comes to homicide, but he and the others are basically pulling a sheet over familiar styles and plot tricks
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
January 1, 2000
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
Jason Drake
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 1, 2001
An acceptable time-waster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
January 1, 2000
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
January 1, 2000
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
May 3, 2012

Irish Times
January 1, 2000
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