The Bone Collector
THE BONE COLLECTOR (18)
D: Phillip Noyce
Universal/Columbia (Martin Bregman, Louis A. Stroller & Michael Bregman)
USA 🇺🇸 1999
W: Jeremy Iacone [based on the novel by Jeffrey Deaver]
DP: Dean Semler
Ed: William Hoy
Mus: Craig Armstrong
Denzel Washington (Lincoln Rhyme), Angelina Jolie (Amelia Donaghy), Queen Latifah (Thelma), Michael Rooker (Capt. Howard Cheney), Mike McGlone (Detective Kenny Solomon), Leland Orser (Richard Thompson), Luis Guzman (Eddie Ortiz)
A bed-ridden former forensic expert, Lincoln Rhyme (only in Hollywood), assists a rookie cop in solving a host of macabre murders by a serial killer, each of which more elaborate than the last.
In the wake of films like Seven, this is a generally decent thriller until it is revealed that these intricate crimes have been perpetrated by a complete and utter moron. A total anticlimax.