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Murder by Numbers Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Predictable thriller is definitely not for kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 26, 2010
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

The problem is that there's no real mystery to this mystery.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 25, 2004
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... It leaves you feeling that it could have been so much more.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 7, 2004
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Lesson learned: Never ask Ben Chaplin to lose his British accent.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 3/4

August 1, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

The literal cliffhanger ending is far too overblown to be convincing, but most of what comes before it deserves praise.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 4/5

February 8, 2003
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Director Barbet Schroeder, whose Barfly (1987) remains one of the most memorable in my mental filmbank, shoots this script with the kind of concentrated power that turns every scene into the most effective tool emotionally as well as expositionally.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 26, 2002
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine

Bullock's complete lack of focus and ability quickly derails the film

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine

September 26, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Despite the presence of Ms. Bullock, Murder By Numbers doesn't add up to very much, and like those old paint-by-numbers kits, the movie can easily be set aside and forgotten.

| Original Score: 5/10

September 26, 2002
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

There are times when the movie plays like a version of Alfred Hitchcock's Rope if the Jimmy Stewart role were replaced with the team from TV's C.S.I.

Full Review Source: Lawrence Journal-World | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 22, 2002

An interesting idea turned into a movie about too many things. Maybe complexity in today?s dumbed down cinema is good; but complexity is not the same as "too much."

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 1, 2002
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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The outline of Murder by Numbers may be familiar, but the filmmakers and Bullock do an expert job of filling in the colors.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 20, 2002
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Dizer que "Cálculo Mortal" é uma decepção é constatar o óbvio.

Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena | Original Score: 3/5

July 19, 2002

Moments of force exist within a work that feels more like product than art, and things end up disturbing for all the wrong reasons.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 16, 2002
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com

Only mildly entertaining, "Murder By Numbers" is not as "thrilling" as a thriller should be.

Full Review

July 9, 2002
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

118 - the number of minutes this movies runs. 22 - the number of minutes it took to bore me to death. 116 - the number of minutes I want back.

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 2/5

July 9, 2002
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

Murder by Numbers nos obliga a identificarnos no con los representantes de la ley, sino con los autores del crímen.

| Original Score: 8/10

June 22, 2002
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

The debut script by Tony Gayton completely betrays the director's compelling tone.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: C

June 18, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

plods through its psychological murder-mystery trappings like well-worn clothes, and the edges are definitely starting to look frayed

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 2/4

June 13, 2002
Neil Smith
BBC.com

It's an intriguing set-up, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2002

The story has some nice twists but the ending and some of the back-story is a little tired. The performances are all solid; it merely lacks originality to make it a great movie.

Full Review Source: TheMovieChicks.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 7, 2002
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