Murder by Numbers
The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town of San Benito. The two gifted high school students who thought they had executed the 'perfect' murder must become engaged in an intellectual contest with a seasoned homicide detective.
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October 26, 2002 Director Barbet Schroeder, whose Barfly (1987) remains one of the most memorable in my mental filmbank, shoots this script with the kind of concentrated power that turns every scene into the most effective tool emotionally as well as expositionally.Read in Source
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004 The problem is that there's no real mystery to this mystery.Read in Source
Film Quips Online
February 08, 2003 The literal cliffhanger ending is far too overblown to be convincing, but most of what comes before it deserves praise.Read in Source
June 01, 2002 We're less in suspense over how (or if) the killers will be caught than we are over the question of just who this tough, hedonistic detective is.Read in Source
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 07, 2004 ... It leaves you feeling that it could have been so much more.Read in Source
New York Observer
May 17, 2002 It's well worth catching for its interesting twists on the Leopold and Loeb story.Read in Source
Reel Film Reviews
August 01, 2003 Lesson learned: Never ask Ben Chaplin to lose his British accent.Read in Source
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010 Predictable thriller is definitely not for kids.
Country: United States
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Mystery
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