The Numbers Station Reviews

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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.
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
This dreary spy drama is as flat and airless as the concrete bunker in which it unfolds.
April 25, 2013
Akerman does work hard to keep up the energy level. Cusack, though, seems bored by the superficial proceedings, which don't even offer the distraction of a real romantic connection or a suspenseful confrontation.
April 25, 2013
Cusack and Akerman scramble down a series of dimly lit, identical-looking passageways. The setting is as ill-defined as the characters.
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.
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