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Murder by Numbers

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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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Common Sense Media

December 26, 2010

Predictable thriller is definitely not for kids.
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Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
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January 07, 2004

... It leaves you feeling that it could have been so much more.
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New York Observer
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May 17, 2002

It's well worth catching for its interesting twists on the Leopold and Loeb story.
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Film Quips Online
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February 08, 2003

The literal cliffhanger ending is far too overblown to be convincing, but most of what comes before it deserves praise.
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Ebert & Roeper

April 22, 2002

Bullock is good, the script is not.
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L.A. Weekly
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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.
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Washington Post

April 19, 2002

Turns potentially forgettable formula into something strangely diverting.
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Village Voice

April 23, 2002

As long as Schroeder stays with the kids, the film musters a good deal of restless tabloid intensity, and even the occasional twinge of pathos.
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Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
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June 25, 2004

The problem is that there's no real mystery to this mystery.
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Urban Cinefile
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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.
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Chicago Tribune

July 20, 2002

The outline of Murder by Numbers may be familiar, but the filmmakers and Bullock do an expert job of filling in the colors.
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Reel Film Reviews
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August 01, 2003

Lesson learned: Never ask Ben Chaplin to lose his British accent.
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