Murder by Numbers
Murder by Numbers
- 1h 56m
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Sandra Bullock stars as homicide detective Cassie Mayweather, a crime scene specialist on the trail of two high school students, Richard Haywood (Ryan Gosling) and Justin Pendleton (Michael Pitt), who may have committed the perfect crime. The students believe that with Richard's cunning nature and Justin's intellect they have created the "perfect" criminal mind and can elude the law at will. Known in the department for her ability to solve cases with her gut instincts and take-no-prisoners style, Cassie is saddled with an inexperienced new partner, Sam Kennedy (Ben Chaplin), who plays it strictly by the book. The homicide detectives must find a way to work together as they uncover a trail of shrewdly concealed evidence that links a murder to the boys.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A predictable police procedural that works better as a character study rather than a thriller.
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Common Sense Says
Predictable thriller is definitely not for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some graphic violence, including murders and domestic abuse. Characters use very strong language, drink, use drugs, and smoke. A character has an exploitive sexual encounter that is secretly videotaped. Cassie has sex with Sam but won't allow him to get close to her. There's a homosexual connection between Justin and Rick. The movie's tension and creepiness may upset some viewers.
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- Genre:Drama, Thriller
- Release Date:April 19, 2002
- Audio Format:5.1
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