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The Bone Collector Reviews

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April 25, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 11, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
The long-delayed revelation of whodunit is a debit instead of a payoff.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie muster enough electricity to make The Bone Collector a watchable thriller.
January 1, 2000
Phillip Noyce creates an effectively shadowy, decrepit Gotham.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Entertaining but never fully engrossing.
January 1, 2000
Jolie, while always delicious to look at, is simply and woefully miscast.
January 1, 2000
Washington is, as usual, simply marvelous.
January 1, 2000
The Bone Collector is another one of those unpleasant serial-killer movies.
January 1, 2000
Gruesome crap.
January 1, 2000
The assumption that the premise would make a better-than - average thriller was wrong.
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
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Another borderline-absurd scenario.
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.
January 1, 2000
Jeremy Iacone's script is riddled with plot holes you could drive a train through.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Noyce has the skill to keep the plot percolating and overcome its occasional missteps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The film never really gathers suspense and tension.
January 1, 2000
Although the material is utterly conventional, the film does have a lot going for it.
January 1, 2000
The film's impact is dulled by the lack of emotional investment in the villain.
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.