The Bone Collector
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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 falls. Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is an intelligent forensics detective who was paralyzed in the line of duty. The author of several books, he has a keen eye for detail and nose for clues that have made him a legend in the law enforcement community. Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) is a street-smart policewoman in her twenties. On her last day as a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 28%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie muster enough electricity to make The Bone Collector a watchable thriller."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Another borderline-absurd scenario."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"The Bone Collector can't overcome limits of its script and it is unlikely to remain in viewers' memory for a long time."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"The real killer... is easily spotted in the movie's one scene that isn't specifically designed to move the plot forward."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Surprise revelations and plot twists undermine the entire film."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, At the Movies
"Grisly thriller with great performances; not for kids."
‑ James Rocchi, Common Sense Media
"A desperate send-up of authentic evil, a True Crime! tabloid 'zine thriller packaged with all the subtlety and restraint of children's toothpaste."
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"O que poderia ser uma boa história transforma-se em um emaranhado confuso de clichês."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Once again, Mr. Washington delivers a fine performance."
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"The film never really gathers suspense and tension."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"The filmmakers forgot to satisfactorily conceal the identity of the homicidal title character."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"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."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"A thriller that also manages to focus on the art of mentoring."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"The movie's atmosphere is moody and intense, bubbling like a caldron. Unfortunately, the broth turns out to be stone soup."
‑ Diana Abu-Jaber, Oregonian
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