Reviewed by: Gabe Rodriguez
“The Bone Collector” is a heart-stopping, edge-of-your-seat thriller that not only brings in the suspense at a mile-a-minute pace, but is also one of the most original, cunning thrillers in years.
Denzel Washington stars as Lincoln Rhyme, a heroic detective who is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of an accident four years prior. When a vicious serial killer begins to strike, Rhyme calls upon rookie street cop Amelia Donaghy (played by Angelina Jolie) to work as his eyes and ears (so to speak) to track down this murderer. He sends her down, alone, into the crime scenes with only a cell phone as a link. Entertainment wise, “The Bone Collector” is one of the year’s best.
From a Christian standpoint, there is much more to object to. Violence is grisly, but thankfully we never see anyone actually being murdered. What we do see, though, are about half a dozen scenes with corpses and a few of them are rather gory. Language is moderate for an R-rated thriller, with a dozen or so f-words and a few others. The Lord’s name is abused a couple of times as well. As for sex or nudity, there is none.
The acting and script are excellent and the suspense is all there, so if you can handle some gore and much intensity, “The Bone Collector” is great.
Year of Release—1999