The Bone Collector
Rookie cop Amelia reluctantly teams with Lincoln, a paralyzed ex-detective, to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed the Bone Collector. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.
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- Phillip Noyce
RStrong violent content including grisly images, and for language
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 SurroundOther features
The film has been transferred in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with options for Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS sound; there's also a soundtrack in French. Extras include an "on location" featurette, production notes, commentary from director Phillip Noyce, the theatrical trailer and some DVD-ROM features.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that while the thriller elements revolve around a gruesome serial killer, much of the plot revolves around a paralyzed forensics expert who, at the beginning of the film, is planning his assisted suicide with the help of friends. There is a lot of very graphic and grisly violence, with dead bodies aplenty. Characters are shot, stabbed, crushed, bitten, and killed in horrific ways. There is also frequent profanity and some drug references.
- Sexual Content
- Some kissing; a couple is shown as lovers. Some light flirting and sexual tension.
- Grisly violence, with dead bodies aplenty; a man's spine is crushed by falling rock. A sharp blade punctures a man's hand; scary medical crises, including seizures. A woman is bound in front of a steam pipe, so that when it vents, we hear (but do not see) her being burned alive. We later see her body. Rats gnaw a corpse. A cop is shot point-blank. A woman is stabbed with a butcher knife. A man's hand is crushed by a collapsing bed; a man bites out another man's jugular. A man is shot at short range.
- Frequent strong language, including "f--k," "s--t," "bitch," "hell," "damn," "God" and "Jesus Christ."
- Social Behavior
- The film's characters send the message that trauma can be overcome through hard work and sincere effort, along with the support of friends.
- Some brands visible or mentioned as part and parcel of the film, like Amtrak, Woolworth's, Timex, and more.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- A paralyzed man requests vodka instead of juice. Many street drugs are shown and mentioned as part of a police demonstration educating officers.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it