The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector (1999)

Filmed on location in Montreal and New York, The Bone Collector is a suspense thriller that combines Rear Window and Seven. Two cops on the trail of a brutal serial killer must see as one, act as one, and think as one before the next victim… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
28%
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User Score
64%



Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A talented cast is wasted on a bland attempt at a suspenseful, serial killer flick.

Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie muster enough electricity to make The Bone Collector a watchable thriller.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Another borderline-absurd scenario.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

The Bone Collector can't overcome limits of its script and it is unlikely to remain in viewers' memory for a long time.

Roger Ebert
At the Movies

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.

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James Rocchi
Common Sense Media

Grisly thriller with great performances; not for kids.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A desperate send-up of authentic evil, a True Crime! tabloid 'zine thriller packaged with all the subtlety and restraint of children's toothpaste.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

The film never really gathers suspense and tension.

Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

The filmmakers forgot to satisfactorily conceal the identity of the homicidal title character.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
A great film. Angelina Jolie is such a great actress. A must see!
Spencer S.
There was definitely good acting by Jolie and Washington, but the psychological aspects weren't all there. It was interesting, but not ultimately a slam… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Star vehicle cat and mouse with denzel as the old hand and angelina as the rookie learning the ropes: can they catch the killer in time? Okay thriller boosted… More
danny d
after like my 5th viewing or so, i still really enjoy this film. far fetched and a bit forced at times, but this film balances thrills well with charm and… More
Dean !
A very good cat and mouse thriller as an ex-cop teams up with a rookie to investigate crime scenes to track down a serial killer.
Conner Rainwater
This mainly gets such a low rating due to the fact that it is one of the most predictable movies ever. It is completely ruined within twenty minutes. Denzel… More

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