The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector (1999)The Bone Collector” DVD cover looked promising with both Denzel Washington adn Angelina Jolie pictures. It also looked somewhat familiar, but I couldn’t recall watching it, so I decided to rent it.

Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Genres: Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Cast: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Mike McGlone, Luis Guzmán, Leland Orser, John Benjamin Hickey, Bobby Cannavale, Ed O’Neill, Richard Zeman, Olivia Birkelund, Gary Swanson, James Bulleit, Frank Fontaine
IMDB raintg: 6.2
My rating: 6.5 ******½

The movie is a good crime action thriller. There are plenty similar movies but this one stands out and I can easily place it on the same shelf with such genre classics as “Se7en” and “The Silence of the Lambs“.

Good crime story with lots of murders by some maniac is a good start. Excellent casting and greate sound are of a good support. But most importantly, this film walks a fine line between a disturbing thriller and a disgusting something that noone wants to see. I have to admit that showing people with cut off pieces of flash in such a manner that majority of healthy audience wouldn’t throw up in a second is a tough task. This film does it perfectly. Meaning that I almost wanted to look away but never did. Fantastic job.

I really enjoyed the film although this is not my favourite genre. Thrillers are just not my kind of movies. Non-the-less I do recommend this movie for all who enjoy cop stories.

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