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The Bone Collector

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 1999
  • Phillip Noyce
  • 113 mins
  • 15

Summary

Crime thriller starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. When a serial killer starts terrorising New York, a paralysed forensic expert and a rookie female cop join forces to interpret the cryptic clues he leaves at the scene of his crimes.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

A run-of-the-mill story is here turned into an above-average thriller, thanks to impressive central performances from Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie as two very different cops who team up to track down a serial killer. Washington plays a decorated police officer now confined to his bed after an accident at work left him virtually paralysed. Jolie's the young rookie who's brought in to explore the deepest, darkest areas of Manhattan under his instruction as they follow the trail of a sadistic murderer who picks up his victims in a yellow taxi. Although the daft conclusion abandons all the logic painstakingly established in the previous scenes, the movie benefits from Phillip Noyce's fast-paced direction and sterling performances from Queen Latifah as Washington's nurse and Michael Rooker as his irascible superior. It's also proof, as if it were needed, of Washington's acting talent - especially considering he spends the whole movie immobile.

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Credits

Cast

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Lincoln RhymeDenzel Washington
Amelia DonaghyAngelina Jolie
ThelmaQueen Latifah
Captain Howard CheneyMichael Rooker
Detective Kenny SolomonMike McGlone
Eddie OrtizLuis Guzman
Richard ThompsonLeland Orser
Dr Barry LehmanJohn Benjamin Hickey
Detective Paulie SellittoEd O'Neill

Crew

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DirectorPhillip Noyce

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia TriStar
Released on
2000-01-14
Languages
English
Guidance
Violence and swearing.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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