Murder by Numbers Poster

Release Date: April 19th, 2002

DVD Release Date: September 24th, 2002

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
The body of a young woman is found in a ditch in the woods of the small California coastal town of San Benito. A tenacious homicide detective (Sandra Bullock) and her new partner (Ben Chaplin) uncover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence that links two brilliant young men (Ryan Gosling), (Michael Pitt) to a murder.

Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner, Chris Penn, R.D. Call, Ben Chaplin, Tom Verica

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Castle Rock Entertainment

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Police station, Rivalry, Police officer, House, 2000s, Brooding, Suspenseful, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Bullock does a good job here of working against her natural likability, creating a character you'd like to like, and could like, if she weren't so sad, strange and turned in upon herself. show more

  • When Bullock is on screen, Murder by Numbers is as far away as a sleepwalker's gaze. But when Schroeder focuses on the teenagers, the film is wide awake, eye-to-eye with adolescent angst and anomie. show more

  • The shallow-seated problem with Murder by Numbers is that it's serious and doggedly intricate but not much fun.

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