The Numbers Station Reviews

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.
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.
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 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
This dreary spy drama is as flat and airless as the concrete bunker in which it unfolds.
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.
April 25, 2013
Strictly for fans of the stars and perhaps those with an insatiable curiosity about career low points, the feature is certainly digestible, but rarely memorable.
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
The Numbers Station is watchable for the things it gets right, yet it is impossible not to think that a lot of pieces to this puzzle are missing.
Top Critic
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.
April 24, 2013
Cusack looks visibly bored. If someone had a camera on you while you were watching it, you would look the same way.
April 21, 2013
Sits awkwardly between shoot 'em up and psychological thriller without offering the excitement of either.