• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2011
  • Season #: 1
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Dec 12, 2011
    30
    With tepid performances and a lifeless script, Bag of Bones feels like more of a chore than a television viewing experience.
  2. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Dec 9, 2011
    30
    Bag of Bones rarely scares but frequently induces unintentional giggles.
  3. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    Dec 9, 2011
    30
    At points, Bag of Bones plays less like a horror story than a fond parody of one.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Dec 9, 2011
    37
    It starts slow, moves slowly and goes nowhere.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Dec 9, 2011
    30
    Another King production that begins with glimmers of promise and winds up being bad to the Bones.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Dec 9, 2011
    30
    A deplorably dull two-night miniseries.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 17, 2011
    5
    I am a big SK fan, but this was still a waste of four hours of my life. This was one of his weaker plots to begin with and it has sufferedI am a big SK fan, but this was still a waste of four hours of my life. This was one of his weaker plots to begin with and it has suffered more in this adaptation. I was hopeful because of a strong cast, but alas, it was pretty terrible I can't recommend you watch it. Full Review »
  2. Dec 12, 2011
    10
    Needs faster pacing for subplot (historical violence at lake). Shorter would have been better for drama. . Acting is excellent. "Shock" scenesNeeds faster pacing for subplot (historical violence at lake). Shorter would have been better for drama. . Acting is excellent. "Shock" scenes are good. Just too slow, too drawn out. Full Review »