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Classic N.Y.C. Serial Crime Saga ::: One of the Best
on February 2, 2017
The Bone Collector is an excellent film that gets rated lower than it should for one reason. Those who have read the book tear it apart because it is not exactly like the book and I don't think that is fair. I loved the movie when it came out and I loved it again today, many years after the first watch. Angelina Jolie was in her prime and she uses a convincing New York accent, although she does seem to pause at odd moments, like she's figuring out what to do next. Denzel Washington is perfect as the handicapped crime fighter, who assists the cops in solving some of the more complicated crimes from his home, complete with some digital assistance, though rudimentary by today's standards. Queen Latifah very competently plays Denzel's home-care assistant, although this role is a departure from the book and seems to be a big sticking point according to the literary crowd. If you are interested in crime stories, or have an interest in New York history, it's an "A" movie for certain and holds up to today's standards for the most part. My only complaint was how some of the outdoor daylight scenes appeared to be shot on the wrong type of film, or blue-matte filtered way too much and too dark, but The Bone Collector easily remains on my Top 100 list.