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Suspect Zero Reviews

August 31, 2004
Slips on the banana peel of exaggerated fear factor, falling facedown with the introduction of an über-creep serial killer (Ben Kingsley) grimly stalking some hapless prey.
August 30, 2004
[A] visually jarring, psychologically daring trip that explores terror in a fresh, if crazy, manner.
August 28, 2004
Its junkiness shines through its posh patina. Exploitation is just no fun anymore, now that it's all so damn tasteful.
August 27, 2004
A grisly, depraved and wholly uninvolving exercise in empty mannerism.
August 27, 2004
Suspect Zero is that rare case of a dull idea redeemed by sharp talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
A violent, depressing and often ridiculous waste of time.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 27, 2004
Merely adequate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
Suspect Zero is intriguing enough to be worth deciphering. It just delivers zero scares.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 27, 2004
The movie is a black hole of failed ambition that mystifies on every level and offers zero payoff.
August 27, 2004
The latest evidence that Hollywood has run the se rial-killer thriller into the ground through overuse.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 27, 2004
Unless this is your first serial-killer movie, you've no doubt seen it all before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
One of those agonizingly routine police procedurals.
August 27, 2004
[A] pretentiously made and excruciatingly dull thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 27, 2004
Suspect Zero may be nonsense but at least it's not bland nonsense.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 27, 2004
Suspect Zero knows from creepy . . . and compelling.
August 27, 2004
A gussied-up bore.
Read More | Original Score: D+
August 27, 2004
Suspect Zero never really escapes the shadow of Se7en but has more to say -- and show -- than most of that movie's imitators.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2004
For all its trying, Suspect Zero ultimately fails to hit home. It falls somewhere between a genre picture and arty exploration of big themes.
Read More | Original Score: C+
August 27, 2004
Too devised and elaborate to really engage us.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2004
This movie isn't talking to us, it's talking to other serial killer movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2004
If it's true that the state of New Mexico floated an interest-free, $7.5 million loan for the makers of Suspect Zero in exchange for 2.5% of the film's profits, look for a taxpayer revolt in the Land of Enchantment.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
August 26, 2004
Perhaps a better title for this mess would have been Avenging Angels in America or, better yet, The Silence of the Logic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 26, 2004
Finally, a serial-killer movie so preposterous it may actually put a permanent kibosh on this tediously overworked crime subgenre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 26, 2004
An apt metaphor for the times.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2004
Visually strong but ultimately hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2004
There are some surprising turns of the story, and Eckhart and Kingsley are watchable performers, but Suspect Zero never escapes the rut of a standard serial-killer whodunit.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 26, 2004
This is a movie that could give Oliver Stone a migraine.
August 26, 2004
A strangely flat and ploddingly formulaic mystery.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2004
What starts out as a crafty spin on the serial killer subgenre submits to overheated convention.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2004
This is a mystery in which there is no mystery.
August 26, 2004
I don't believe the message, least of all as Merhige obsessively paints it, in a rain-drenched genre study in which every character is photographed on a tilt, or in extreme close-up.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 26, 2004
It never builds characters to care about or a story that gets much better than its tricky, paranormal premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 26, 2004
It's so drenched in deviant style and cinematic trickery that its peculiar story almost becomes overwhelmed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 23, 2004
The movie exhausts its audience rather than entertains it.
August 23, 2004
A plodding and familiar 'cop sees what the killer sees' riff that plays like a poorly inflated The X-Files episode.