Bones (2001)

Cinematographer turned director Ernest Dickerson returns to the horror genre with this African-American, urban twist on haunted house stories. Rap star Snoop Doggy Dogg makes his debut as a leading man in the title role of Jimmy Bones,… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 24, 2001
DVD Release Date: February 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slow to start, the sleek looking Bones is more silly than scary.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

Splits the difference between horror and social commentary, with pallid returns.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The bogus script doesn't leave anyone in the cast, including the usually impressive Pam Grier, much chance of a stellar performance.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

A mangy and ungainly movie, a cluttered and uncreepy assembly of stale clichés, telegraphed scares and low-rent effects.

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Joe Leydon

Made with sufficient skill to produce a few shivers. Just as important, it contains enough self-mocking humor to earn a few laughs.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

It takes a full hour before anything interesting happens (believe me, I checked)...

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Andrew O'Hehir

A grotesquely uneven schlockfest with large doses of bad writing and bad acting amid the delicious moments.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like Hellraiser.

Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Interesting characters and witty dialogue are overshadowed by predictable gore and an overblown climax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
If you're looking for one of the worst horror films ever made, then Bones may be the one you're looking for. Starring Snoop Dogg in the title role,… More
Barry Lappin
Silly but a really good film.
Aaron Neuwirth
For a haunted house movie starring Snoop Dogg...I gotta say, it's not that bad. It does a good job of setting things up and looks pretty good, but just has… More
Frisby 2007
It does have extremely creepy & disturbing moments & visuals, & has some interesting characters, but the film is just slow, & then towards the… More