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  • Summary: Over 20 years after his violent death in 1979, Jimmy Bones (Dogg) returns as a ghost to wreak revenge on those who killed him and to clean up his crime and drug filled neighborhood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    A sly mix of haunted house melodrama, slasher pic mayhem and retro-blaxploitation iconography, spiced with dollops of grisly, dark comedy.
  2. In exalting the very worst of humanity, Bones displays a special glee and an unusual density of scary imagery.
  3. 60
    The rapper-ever-increasingly-turned actor -- is having the time of his life, big pimp styling in a flashy wardrobe as he guts and struts.
  4. Reviewed by: Richard Harrington
    50
    Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like "Hellraiser," "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Evil Dead."
  5. 40
    Director Ernest -- doesn't skimp on style in a film that bluntly exploits social conscience to pump up its taste for gore.
  6. The movie is over the top and garish. Its transitions often are sloppy and crude. But it brandishes its excesses like a loud, retro suit.
  7. Doesn't work at all. Even the structure is off.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. korkyr.
    Jan 1, 2006
    9
    Really nice movie. i really liked it and yes snoop dog was the best optione for the jonny bones caracter. The bad part about the movie is that the blood is rally unrealistic... small things matter. Expand

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