The Numbers Station Reviews

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November 17, 2018
The figures simply do not add up in director Kasper Barfoed's sleepy-eyed spy thriller The Numbers Station. Inexplicably stillborn and predictable, The Numbers Station struggles mightily to incorporate a sense of slow burn thrills
June 23, 2017
Ultimately this movie is better forgotten.
September 18, 2014
Danish director Kasper Barfoed, who makes his English-language debut here, makes fine use of the movie's tight constraints, painting it in concrete hallways, electrical panels, and glowing computer screens.
June 23, 2013
The claustrophobic location gives the film a clammy suspense, though it's so dimly lit that it's sometimes hard to work out who is shooting at whom.
June 12, 2013
A potentially intriguing idea is thrown out the window in this predictable low-budget thriller.
June 7, 2013
There's an interesting, timely idea in this espionage thriller, as well as adept leading actors who are able to make the most of the script's dry wit.
June 2, 2013
The Numbers Station is a cheap and predictable thriller that works only because of its two leading cast members: John Cusack and Malin Akerman.
May 24, 2013
'The Numbers Station' is a competent film and it does manage to create some tension. But you're conscious of the fact that it all feels familiar and wondering why there isn't a little more to it.
May 11, 2013
John Cusack replays his role as a lethal operative with occupational angst for a routine thriller with a female cryptographer at secret CIA site. Dire workplace issues ensue.
May 8, 2013
John Cusack is back in a ferocious spy role updated to the information universe. Look out.
April 27, 2013
John Cusack's usual clipped way of talking serves him well in the role of a disillusioned black ops agent. He's also convincing in the film's gunplay sequences and in his guarded interaction with others.
April 26, 2013
Cusack's glum visage immediately lays a wet blanket over Danish director Kasper Barfoed's English-language debut and keeps it firmly in place until the final fade-out.
April 26, 2013
A predictable hodgepodge of uninteresting psychological cat-and-mouse, dimly lighted action filmed by director Kasper Barfoed in standard-operating shaky-cam ...
April 26, 2013
With Cusack's help, Barfoed holds your interest without resorting to car chases, a rarity in a contemporary thriller.
April 25, 2013
It's little wonder the movie spends so much time running in circles when we see where it ultimately goes.
April 25, 2013
The Numbers Station is a lean, tactile thriller that grabs you from the opening and keeps you aptly entertained.
April 25, 2013
This dreary spy drama is as flat and airless as the concrete bunker in which it unfolds.
April 25, 2013
Assembled from competent elements and featuring more dedicated performances than one might expect, The Numbers Station is still a tad too nondescript to leave much of an impact.
April 25, 2013
If you're looking for a dynamic, politically-tinged thriller, you could do a lot better, but you could also do a lot worse.
April 25, 2013
Claustrophobic and repetitive...a numbingly tedious would-be thriller.
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