The Bone Collector 1999

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(81) IMDb 6.6/10
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When street cop Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie) discovers a hideously mutilated corpse, her superiors call on forensics expert Lincoln Rhymes (Denzel Washington) to investigate. Paralysed after an injury sustained in the line of duty, the case gives Rhymes a new lease of life, but he needs a reluctant Donaghy to do the legwork for him if he is to stop the murderer from striking again.

Starring:
Denzel Washington,Angelina Jolie
Runtime:
1 hour 53 minutes

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The Bone Collector

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Thriller
Director Phillip Noyce
Starring Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie
Supporting actors Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Mike McGlone, Luis Guzman, Leland Orser
Studio Sony Pictures International
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By robert stirling TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
Judging from the dark cover of the dvd this is similar in it's bleak subject matter to Fallen [DVD] [1998],made a year earlier.
And it's just as good without the supernatural aspect.
Again Washington demonstrates that he has PRESENCE,playing a paraplegic detective confined to a bed and only able to use his mind,eyes and one finger(to manipulate software) to track a serial killer.
The film is helped by a superb supporting cast,including a surprisingly good performance by Jolie who almost steals the acting honours(for a change).
The plot doesn't insult the viewers intelligence and as the story unfolds we are treated to an exciting manhunt and climax,with a twist that few of us could have seen coming.
Entertaining and worth a watch or two.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Oct 2002
Format: DVD
The Bone Collector is fast-paced and jerky, with very few plot holes. Angelina Jolie once again displays her beautiful acting talents as the fiesty Amelia. She carries off Amelia's brave but scared attitude as a forensic rookie well, and her use of inflection, movements and faciel expression to display her fear and determination is incredibly realsitic. Denzil Washington is his usual masterful self, once again proving that he is among the elite of black actors, and actors in general. The other characters are well-cast and well-played. The special effects (i.e. the corpses) are realistic and grusomely effective, and the music lends so much atmosphere to the film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Barbara. Barron on 8 Sep 2013
Format: DVD
An incredible storyline well told, of a psychpathic but very highly intelligent killer, giving subtle clues as to the time and place of his nasty gruesome murders. There are few up to solving the task except for our hero, played by Denzel Washington also in the unenviable situation of being a quadraplegic, and his reluctant sidekick Angelina Jolie. The plight of quadraplegics is sensitively dealt with here, and certainly heightened my awareness of their bad situation.

The sets are dark, because a lot of the crime scenes occur underground or with little light, but the photography is skillful, and nothing is lost,even playing DVD on a small screen television.

The characters are colourful, and real, the acting superb, none more so than the unpleasant, resentful, none too bright cop who's Donahy's boss, and is as scathing to her as Washinton is complimentary. There always has to be one to spoil everything.

The tension ramps up as the plot develops and the victims grow in numbers, until the aims of the killer become very personal indeed,
the characters coming together almost like puppets, for the final confrontation, before the last tense nerve shattering final act, I did feel my eyes coming out of my head! That was a beautifully engineered thrilling ride, if a tad gory.
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By A Customer on 11 May 2004
Format: DVD
Lincoln Rhimes (Washington) is a paralysed forensics expert who has to make do with just being able to move his head and one finger. His loving nurse, Velma (Latifah) is always in deathly fear of him having a seizure that would leave him a vegetable. Lincoln is just trying to get on with his life, but, when a serial killer leaves a clue to his next victim, Rhimes is quick to jump at the case.
The killer always seems to be one step ahead of the Rhimes and his partner Amelia (Jolie) and gets to his next victim before they find the previous one. The tension and pressure are kept high until the final 40 minutes where the film starts to drag and discentegrate into a meaningless world of confusing ideas. Overall, phillip Noyce has come up with a very good film that is entertaining for a saturday night, not a film for the faint hearted.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Jan 2003
Format: DVD
This very good film is an old style mystery thriller with a great atmosphere and some fine performances. I had read the Jeffery Deaver novel and enjoyed this tense and exiting adaption a lot. Some things are changed for the film medium, but the essential feel of Deaver's story and his characters are here. It is suspenseful and engrossing, and it begs for a sequel. Everthing else is just nit-picking.
Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington) is having a nightmare when this film opens. He is a cop at a crime scene, a heavy beam falling down on him, nearly cutting him in half and leaving him only the use of his shoulders and one finger. But the dream is a reality, a memory of what happened to bring this famous New York forensics expert to a point in his life when he wants to end it all. He wants to make that final transition and soar with the falcons who nest outside his high rise apatment. He fears that the next siezure will leave him a vegetable, something he can't begin to put his mind around.
When old pal Detective Paulie Sellitto (Ed O'Neill) asks for his help with a murder and kidnapping he begins to use his mind as he once did, thanks to the crime scene evidence procured by young police officer Amelia Donaghy (Angelina Jolie), who had read his book, "Scene of the Crime", and preserved the evidence. The down side is the evidence itself, which tells Lincoln the time and place of the next victim's death, if there is time left to prevent it.
Rhyme is still on the New York Police Department payroll and a whole unit is set up in his place to figure out the puzzle. Rhyme requests the help of the reluctant Officer Donaghy and slowly, as he teaches her by headset how to walk the crime scene grid and find the evidence, a relationship begins to form. It has some stumbling blocks.
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