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The Bone Collector Reviews

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Globe and Mail
April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
| Original Score: 2/5
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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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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie muster enough electricity to make The Bone Collector a watchable thriller.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Phillip Noyce creates an effectively shadowy, decrepit Gotham.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 1, 2000
Entertaining but never fully engrossing.
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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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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Washington is, as usual, simply marvelous.
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
The Bone Collector is another one of those unpleasant serial-killer movies.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Gruesome crap.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The assumption that the premise would make a better-than - average thriller was wrong.
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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
Another borderline-absurd scenario.
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Ernest Hardy
Film.com
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.
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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
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Noyce has the skill to keep the plot percolating and overcome its occasional missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
January 1, 2000
The film never really gathers suspense and tension.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 1, 2000
Although the material is utterly conventional, the film does have a lot going for it.
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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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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.