• Network: NBC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 10, 2020
Metascore
44

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Jan 10, 2020
    50
    The pilot for Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector moves fast and efficiently sets up a workable series that could blend weekly procedural elements with an ongoing — and very familiar — serial killer mystery. It's not instantly gripping. But it's definitely better than its title.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeff Sneider
    Jan 10, 2020
    50
    In a world of gritty streaming series that cater to crime aficionados, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector is simply too tame. You either need to shock people these days, or create three-dimensional characters that actors can really sink their teeth into, and unfortunately, this NBC series doesn’t do either. It feels so generic and safe.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Tallerico
    Jan 9, 2020
    40
    While way too much of “Lincoln Rhyme” is leaden and flat, there’s still something there in Hornsby’s performance that reminds you how good he can be with the right material.
  4. Reviewed by: Caroline Framke
    Jan 8, 2020
    40
    “Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” makes a big show of shaking up the usual procedural formula (different timelines! elaborate fakeouts! explosives!), but nonetheless follows the lead of umpteen serial killer stories so closely that it ends up a paint-by-numbers collision of predictable tropes. Rhyme speaks exclusively in clichés or outright word salad nonsense.
User Score
1.8

Overwhelming dislike- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Jan 13, 2020
    3
    Not a complete dud, but has enough stereotypical elements to make me question whether this series has strong enough legs to stand on its ownNot a complete dud, but has enough stereotypical elements to make me question whether this series has strong enough legs to stand on its own for a season. Since we already know who the villain is, will the series sustain interest without the big reveal at the end?

    In some ways this is an updated Ironsides combined with a bit of Elementary.
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  2. Jan 10, 2020
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Show moves too fast to for its own good. Needs to allow time to bring all the characters together not just 1 new episode! Full Review »