• Network: A&E
  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 11, 2011
  • Season #: 1
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9

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  1. Dec 12, 2011
    10
    Needs 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.
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: Mary McNamara
    Dec 12, 2011
    40
    Although it is far from the worst King adaptation (would that be "Dreamcatcher"? "Lawnmower Man"?) it feels less like a ghost story than a dashed-together homage to the King oeuvre that's slow where it should be fast and fast where it should be slow.
  2. 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Dec 12, 2011
    50
    There are elements on night one that actually are pretty darned scary. Too bad there's a night two.