Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|The Bone Collector |
Actors: Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Mike McGlone, Ed O'Neill, Michael Rooker
Director: Phillip Noyce
Genres: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
He takes his victims? lives and leaves behind mysterious pieces of a bizarre puzzle. And the only person who may be able to make sense of the serial killer?s deranged plan is Lincoln Rhyme (Denzel Washington), a onetime to... more »
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Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX
Reviewed on 2/19/2010...
This movie is just plain cool.
First, the cinematography is just out of this world. Some of the angles in scenes are just stunning, not to mention innovative.
Acting is .... hey its Denzel Washington, have you ever seen him do a bad job? I haven't, and this movie was no exception, awesome! Angelina Jolie, steps it up in this role, and plays her part in an incredibly believable fashion. Queen Latifah is just cool, and Ed O'Neil, plays his part to the capitol 'T' well done.
The character development and continuity is marvelous. Everything falls into place each character acts the way one would expect the real person to in their place.
Writing is amazing, and they do a great job in maintaining suspense and action, without losing the story. This is one of those stories that is most thrilling and frightening because it actually could happen.
You won't want to pause or 'step out' on this movie, so make sure you have your munchies handy. This movie is a keeper in your collection, even knowing the ending doesn't ruin it.
A class mystery thriller
Jamie Bouadana | Rhymney UK | 03/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you like films like kiss the girls, copycat and silence of the lambs you will like this movie. The basic plot, Denzel plays a paralysed expert in police forensics who was injured in the line of duty. He is asked by his old colleague Ed o'neil to work on a new serial killer case and he accepts but requires that a young rookie cop help with the forensics, they then form a terrific partnership trying to solve the case by Denzel teaching his gained knowldege to his young apprentice. The acting is good along with an excellent storyline. The DVD has a few special features with the usual DVD superb picture and sound quality. Well worth the price."
One of the best
Ryanst | Southern Calif. | 08/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I read over some of the other reviews putting this movie at an "average" rating, but I kinda disagree. First off, I think the director and producer put this movie together perfectly. In case you do not know about this movie, Ill start off by describing it a bit... The main theme lies in the thriller/mystery department, so if you like these kind of films, you will most definitely like this movie. The two main charactors in the movie are Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Denzel plays a disabled Crime Scene Investigator and Angelina plays a rookie police officer who laters finds out her talent as a crime scene investigator. The setting of the story takes place in New York City (which is a perfect spot for this type of movie) and is cast in modern day life. Basically, the plot of the movie is about a phsyco murderer who, very strategically, plans killings by using his job as a taxi cab driver to kidnapp people. I dont want to get too in depth, but the good guys would be Denzel and Angelina and a few other police bureau workers who try to solve the mystery behind all the kidnappings and hopefully get to the crime scene in time to save innocent people. You might have preconcieved notions about this movie being kind of average, but what makes this movie stand out is its outstanding film features. By features I mean, great music and excellent effects (everything such as lighting, settings etc). If your going to watch it, here are some VERY recommended suggestions...1. Make sure its dark- 50% of the movies general "effect" comes from the ambience in which you watch it. 2. Watch on a fairly large television with a fairly good sound system. - try to get the best TV and sound system to watch the movie otherwise dont even bother with the movie. 3. Must get it on DVD! - Dont watch the VHS version, I saw it and its horrible. Film quality is bad and it doesnt include all the extras which tell about the Bone collector. Sound is also improved on DVD version. Any way you look at it, you need to give the Bone Collector a try. Great movie for all."
Worth watching if you haven't read the Deaver novel of the
L. Quido | Tampa, FL United States | 07/06/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)
"same name.If you have, do not, I repeat, do not plan to enjoy the movie. I've no problem with the scripting changes necessitated when films are made from great books (although they usually don't work!)....but in this case, a truly unique first appearance of Lincoln Rhyme, a quadriplegic forensic specialist, is spoiled by some deliberate and wasted alterations of the characters and the plot. The changes? Rhyme's nurse in the novel was a cynic, gay harpy...the perfect person to try to control Rhyme. In the movie, a big-hearted, dedicated career nurse is played by Queen Latifah. Why? The ending of the film was completely changed by the scriptwriters, and I urge you to read the novel to see the shocking conclusion that played so much better than the film ended.I blame Noyce, the director, for the script annihilation, the "too dark" filming sequences outside of Rhyme's apartment, and the waste of a pretty cohesive cast. I'm giving 3 stars instead of less because the cast does a fine job, and the sets are outstanding. Angelina Jolie may not have been excellent here, in Amelia's first appearance, but you can believe that she would be perfect for the part if filmakers chose to continue the Rhyme theme and film some of the later, greater novels. Supporting players are all strong, and Denzel is outstanding as Lincoln Rhyme, with his electronic life-giving toys, his attitude, and his willingness to give up life as every seizure (well played!) rocks his world. The chemistry between Jolie & Washington is strong and well-played, and, had the film been shot a little differently and been more of a success, Washington might have had the continuous role as Rhyme that Harrison Ford keeps winning in films...oh, well.Read the novel, but then don't watch the DVD!!!!"