Thom Geier
January 04, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

It’s 1759 and a young Scotsman with a bit of (sometimes anachronistic) medical training gets shipped from a British prison to the New World. There, he tries to solve a series of murders in the midst of the brutal French and Indian War.

Movie Pitch
The Last of the Mohicans meets Braveheart, with a curious dash of CSI.

In Bone Rattler succotash of genres is never quite credible despite Eliot Pattison’s crafty portrait of shifting Colonial-era alliances. B-

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