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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
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 Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 31, 2002
O que poderia ser uma boa história transforma-se em um emaranhado confuso de clichês.
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
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
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
January 1, 2000
The Bone Collector is another one of those unpleasant serial-killer movies.
Top Critic
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Gruesome crap.
Top Critic
Ernest Hardy
January 1, 2000
From the well-placed and effectively used fake-out scares to the finely oiled secondary stock characters, from the charismatic lead characters to the creepy visuals, the film hits all its marks smoothly.
Susan Green
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
Worth watching.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
What begins promisingly soon deteriorates into a tepid mish-mash of implausibility.
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Phillip Noyce creates an effectively shadowy, decrepit Gotham.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
good production, direction, acting; poorly scripted climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Washington brings both humour and pathos to Rhyme.
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