(2001)

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80
Variety
A sly mix of haunted house melodrama, slasher pic mayhem and retro-blaxploitation iconography, spiced with dollops of grisly, dark comedy.
70
In exalting the very worst of humanity, Bones displays a special glee and an unusual density of scary imagery.
63
Miami Herald
Director Ernest Dickerson uses elegant visuals, suspenseful editing and lighting to give Bones its edge.
50
With his spidery fingers and his velvet eyes, the lean, languid Snoop Dogg was born to be an undead player, and clearly relishes the role of Jimmy Bones.
50
Washington Post
Too much of Bones feels transplanted from genre staples like "Hellraiser," "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Evil Dead."
50
Boston Globe
You'll laugh at Bones a lot more often than you'll be scared by it, assuming you'll be scared at all.
40
Salon.com
Too jumbled to become the major pop hit it wants to be. But it's not an entirely bad film despite its lack of coherence. Horror aficionados and other midnight-movie fans shouldn't miss it.
40
Village Voice
Bones splits the difference between horror and social commentary, with pallid returns.
40
Los Angeles Times
The movie is over the top and garish. Its transitions often are sloppy and crude. But it brandishes its excesses like a loud, retro suit.
38
Baltimore Sun
Regrettably, Bones is what passes for horror these days: Throw a lot of graphic, gore-filled, darkly lit stuff on the screen, and see what sticks. Discerning moviegoers should pass on the opportunity.

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