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Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

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  • Summary: A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. (Universal Studios) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 4 out of 33
  1. 63
    Entertaining but terminally dopey.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric S. Arnold
    60
    May be formulaic...but many good recipes are.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    50
    Entertaining but never fully engrossing.
  4. 50
    The ending stinks.
  5. 50
    There's only one good reason to see The Bone Collector, and her name is Angelina Jolie.
  6. 30
    So formulaic and predictable that you're bored even when you're scared.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Aug 27, 2014
    7
    "Destiny is what we make it" - Lincoln Rhyme.

    I expect to be a great movie..but is disappointed.Great Actors...but a "meh" story and so
    boring.

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  2. Jan 25, 2013
    6
    I love the actors/actress in this movie, especially Denzel Washington, but the movie itself, the story is terrible. I guess this is supposed to be a thriller, but when I watched it, it felt more like comedy, so bad and so unrealistic that it's funny, there were times when I couldn't stop laughing, add some good acting and this movie is definitely watchable Collapse

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