Murder by Numbers


Murder by Numbers

Critics Consensus

A predictable police procedural that works better as a character study rather than a thriller.



Total Count: 127


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User Ratings: 61,920
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The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town of San Benito. Cassie Mayweather, the seasoned homicide detective and tenacious crime scene specialist is assigned to the case with her new partner uncover. They discover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence that links two brilliant young men to the murder. Through the investigation, the detective discovers dark secrets in the teenagers' past that explain how the two could be capable of such cold calculated crimes.


Sandra Bullock
as Cassie Mayweather
Ben Chaplin
as Sam Kennedy
Ryan Gosling
as Richard Haywood
Michael Pitt
as Justin Pendleton
Agnes Bruckner
as Lisa Mills
R.D. Call
as Capt. Rod Cody
Tom Verica
as Al Swanson
Janni Brenn
as Ms. Elder
Michael Canavan
as Mr. Chechi
John Vickery
as Restaurant Manager
Krista Carpenter
as Olivia Lake
Neal Matarazzo
as Male Officer In Flashback
Adilah Barnes
as Lab Technician
Jim Jansen
as Lawyer
Paula Scarpino
as Female Officer In Flashback
Brian Stepanek
as Parole Board Marshal
John Doolittle
as Fingerprint Technician
Dennis Cockrum
as Criminalist at Ray's House
Eric Saiet
as Criminalist at Ray's House
Nancy Osborne
as Richard's Mother
Ralph Seymour
as Paramedic
Christine Healy
as Justin's Mother
Nick Offerman
as Uniformed Cop
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  • May 14, 2012
    the film works best when its not trying to be the normal thriller that hollywood loves. the overall conclusion is a cliche you see over and over again and thats why this film fails to be anything more then a pedastrian thriller
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2012
    Two teens decide to commit the perfect murder just because they can. They figure they can set it up that obviously the murder was committed by a local janitor/drug dealer. Of course Sandra Bullock just knows that it wasn't the drug dealer, and the battle of wills and more between her and the two teens is on.
    Red L Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2010
    A decently put together film, nothing special, nothing terrible. The acting made up for a lot of the terrible dialogue and poorly done shots. A very "by the numbers" story leaving very little room for anything out of the ordinary. The characters backstories were a very poor addition to the film and seemed to slow it down even more and made it cheesy more then helping the audience identify with them.
    Justin W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2009
    It was OK.Something to watch
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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