Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 19, 1999 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bone Collector

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
118 minutes
performer
Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah
director
Phillip Noyce
distributor
Universal Home Video
author
Jeremy Iacone
genre
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

A skeleton-thin, glamorously produced thriller for an audience aroused by the baroque tortures in Seven and The Silence of the Lambs. Denzel Washington breathes actorly passion into an exhausted genre as a paralyzed detective who directs the search for a fetishistic serial killer from his bed; Washington also buffets the theatrical mood swings of Angelina Jolie as his tetchy, ambulatory partner. B-

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