Bones Reviews

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March 19, 2002
December 6, 2001
May be pure trash, but it's trash made with the kind of oozy psychedelic zest that powered a movie like A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
November 10, 2001
November 9, 2001
A mangy and ungainly movie, a cluttered and uncreepy assembly of stale clichs, telegraphed scares and low-rent effects.
October 31, 2001
A grotesquely uneven schlockfest with large doses of bad writing and bad acting amid the delicious moments.
October 30, 2001
Splits the difference between horror and social commentary, with pallid returns.
October 29, 2001
Made with sufficient skill to produce a few shivers. Just as important, it contains enough self-mocking humor to earn a few laughs.
October 25, 2001
Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like Hellraiser.
October 25, 2001
To point out little flaws in this one would be like looking at a demolished car and complaining that the taillight doesn't work.
October 24, 2001
If grossness gives you the giggles, at least a couple of the movie's effects indeed put a little 'wow' in this cinematic bowwow.
October 24, 2001
Only Pam Grier, the veteran of the last golden age of Blacksploitation cinema, acquits herself admirably here.
October 24, 2001
A silly, boring supernatural thriller that squanders a potentially interesting premise.
October 24, 2001
A garish, grotesque slab of silliness drowned in bloody visual effects overkill with an end result that is more horrible than horrific.
October 24, 2001
Dickerson stays true to the tradition in the film's last third, which turns seriously stupid, and finally outright comic.
October 24, 2001
Too earthbound to get anywhere near terror.
October 24, 2001
In exalting the very worst of humanity, Bones displays a special glee and an unusual density of scary imagery.
October 23, 2001
Spends so much time trying to impress us with its roaming camera and wispy, digitalized specters that it forgets to be even a teensy bit scary.
October 23, 2001
Its transitions often are sloppy and crude. But it brandishes its excesses like a loud, retro suit.
October 23, 2001
Stylish and ingratiatingly goofy.
October 23, 2001
As a horror film, Bones is a half-hearted bust, not likely to really frighten anyone over age 12. It works better if watched tongue in cheek as a supernatural pot boiler.
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