Murder by Numbers - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Murder by Numbers Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
March 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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James Berardinelli
April 16, 2002
There are things to like about Murder By Numbers -- but, in the end, the disparate elements don't gel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 18, 2002
predictable, even manufactured, a sort of movie by numbers.
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 19, 2002
This may do to Bullock's fans what "Ishtar" did to Warren Beatty's admirers.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Michael Szymanski
May 20, 2002
This movie is made as if by formula, following a paint-by-number kit, and rarely blends the colors between the lines, which would make it more interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 22, 2002
Bullock is good, the script is not.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 18, 2002
Half of Murder by Numbers is good, and it's not the half with Sandra Bullock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric D. Snider
April 19, 2002
It thinks it is original and incisive, when really it's the same old movie-of-the-week.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
April 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 0/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 15, 2002
Gayton's script is full of big black holes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 19, 2002
[Gayton's script] telegraphs every discovery and layers on the gloss of convenience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 21, 2002
The fuzzy math doesn't add up in the Sandra Bullock by-the-numbers thriller "Murder by Numbers"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
April 19, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
April 16, 2002
The script is too mainstream and the psychology too textbook to intrigue.
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Blackwelder
April 17, 2002
Sandra Bullock's best dramatic performance to date (is) almost enough to lift (this) thrill-kill cat-and-mouser...above its paint-by-numbers plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Granger
April 18, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
April 18, 2002
I wish I could ask for Sandy's gun and badge. She's an unintentional menace to moviegoers.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 19, 2002
Dizer que "Cálculo Mortal" é uma decepção é constatar o óbvio.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 26, 2002
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
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Todd McCarthy
July 9, 2008
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 30, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Kim Linekin
April 24, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 20, 2002
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
April 22, 2002
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
April 28, 2002
Alexander Walker
This is London
June 28, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
November 10, 2002

Boston Phoenix
April 20, 2002
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 20, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 23, 2002
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Arizona Republic
June 13, 2002
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Empire Magazine
December 23, 2002
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