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Murder by Numbers Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Predictable thriller is definitely not for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
The problem is that there's no real mystery to this mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2004
... It leaves you feeling that it could have been so much more.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
Lesson learned: Never ask Ben Chaplin to lose his British accent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The literal cliffhanger ending is far too overblown to be convincing, but most of what comes before it deserves praise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 26, 2002
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.
Jason Clark
Matinee Magazine
September 26, 2002
Bullock's complete lack of focus and ability quickly derails the film
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
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
August 22, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 1, 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
Top Critic
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2002
The outline of Murder by Numbers may be familiar, but the filmmakers and Bullock do an expert job of filling in the colors.
| Original Score: 3/4
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
July 16, 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
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
July 9, 2002
Only mildly entertaining, "Murder By Numbers" is not as "thrilling" as a thriller should be.
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Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
July 9, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
June 22, 2002
Murder by Numbers nos obliga a identificarnos no con los representantes de la ley, sino con los autores del crímen.
| Original Score: 8/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
June 18, 2002
The debut script by Tony Gayton completely betrays the director's compelling tone.
Full Review | Original Score: C
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
plods through its psychological murder-mystery trappings like well-worn clothes, and the edges are definitely starting to look frayed
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
June 12, 2002
It's an intriguing set-up, but the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 7, 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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
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