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Based on 29 Reviews
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  • 50
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    It's merely adequate, with one riveting element but limited chills. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The movie's premise is as dopey as they come: A serial killer with a conscience is killing other serial killers. show more

  • 60
    Wall Street Journal

    Directed by E. Elias Merhige, the film is never less than entertaining, but Sir Ben's portrayal of a sympathetic psychopath gives it a special zing. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Fails to provide one essential ingredient: suspense. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Preposterous, physically hideous paranormal thriller. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Suspect Zero has enough going for it to eventually develop a cult following. But compared to "Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven," it's still the minor leagues. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    The script isn't really good enough to worry about whether it's being over-directed; in fact, E. Elias Merhige's over-direction is one of the best things about this movie--along with Ben Kingsley's grimly unstoppable killer-of-killers, Benjamin O'Ryan. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The trouble is that the plot is so elliptical to be almost unfollowable (though it helps to have seen the trailer). show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    There's a point at which its enigmatic flashes of incomprehensible action grow annoying, and a point at which we realize that there's no use paying close attention, because we won't be able to figure out the film's secrets until they're explained to us. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    Ultimately the story of someone who preys on other serial killers, but can't seem to come up with an original way in which to do it. show more

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