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Decent crime-thriller that I saw back in 2002 (probably in theaters as I did go on a weekly basis back then) and while never really impressed me, still found it watchable thanks to the performances from a young Ryan Gosling (only his fifth film) and Michael Pitt, and Sandra Bullock was alright as a damaged homicide detective. Plot plays like an episode of Criminal Minds, which isn’t a bad thing to me. Also fun seeing Nick Offerman in a bit role. **3.25/5**
A pact made with relentless fire that requires that, while some live, others die.
A modern spin on the Leopold and Loeb case, directed by Barbet Schroeder and starring Sandra Bullock as a cop with emotional baggage trying to prove that two high school kids (Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt) have committed what they think is the perfect murder – just for kicks, allegedly.
There’s nothing exactly awful about the film, it’s well performed by the principal players, engrossing in narrative, beautifully lensed by Luciano Tovoli and Schroeder layers the production with a suitable feeling of unease. Sadly there’s no psychological depth given the two boys by writer Tony Gayton, which renders the whole motives and means, and the investigation of such, as being a shallow exercise in thriller film making.
Running at two hours in length doesn’t help matters, because this further irritates that more meat was not written onto Gosling and Pitt’s bones, while it also exposes just how hackneyed and clichéd the picture is. Which when the story should be psychologically profound, marks this out as a frustrating viewing experience. 6/10
Very decent even if flawed
When the dead body of a woman is found in the woods near the river, feisty homicide detective Cassie Mayweather (Sandra Bullock) and her new partner, Sam Kennedy (Ben Chaplin) are assigned to the case. Determined to solve the crime, Mayweather follows her hunches and microscopic bits of evidence, focusing her investigation on two teens: Justin Pendleton (Michael Pitt), a brilliant, misunderstood nerd, and Richard Haywood (Ryan Gosling), a smooth talking, spoiled rich kid. From the beginning, the audience knows that this unlikely duo has formed a secret bond that pushes the boundaries of morality and the law in their attempt to commit the perfect murder and experience complete freedom. It’s up to Mayweather, who buries herself in her work in an attempt to forget her own tormented past, and Kennedy, a transfer from Vice who is working his first homicide case, to ignore the stereotypical profiles and see past the obvious in order to solve the crime.
Murder by Numbers is an interesting and entertaining small little thriller that doesn’t excel but never disappoints either. The film is gripping, engaging and has this somewhat mysterious atmosphere that creates quite a bit of tension. The story does have some small plot holes but nothing that will ruin the film. Gosling delivered a great performance as usual and I can see why he felt attracted to his project, the film ends up being more of a character study then a thriller often reflecting on the human nature. Michael Pitt was excellent as the ostracized teenager and Sandra Bullock (who also served as producer) did OK as the seasoned detective Cassie Mayweather. What really threw me off and dragged the film down was not so much Bullock’s performance but the way her character was written and her past story. It was extremely cliché and contrived. Still, I was entertained by what I think is, a decent and well acted thriller.
Murder by slumbers
The murder committed by Loeb & Leopold did for Hollywood movies what soap adverts did for TV, i.e. the bringing forth of countless and pointless copycat shows all round the world, and this copycat is just as pointless as all the rest.
The always drab and hackneyed script is occasionally even silly, and it’s delivery, by every actor involved, is laboured, awkward, disjointed and mumbled right throughout the movie, and seldom gets out of Dullsville. (When will screen actors realise that their audiences like to hear, as well as see them. Otherwise why were talkies ever invented? I know that American is a foreign language to us Brits, but spoken clearly we can understand it. I presume there are speech therapists in the U.S.A.) Even the photography was poor and hazy. Perhaps the cameraman had gone to sleep like everybody else involved seems to have done. In fact the only part of this movie which was emphasised and tried to keep us all awake was the normal everyday sound effects, and they were like something out of the first talkies ever made, when proper use of microphones had yet to be perfected.
The Hitchcock effort on the subject (“Rope”, starring James Stewart), was far better done, and without the “help” of “method acting” (which, to my mind, should be completely banned from the art), and unnecessary forays into forensic science.
The under-playing was just too over-done (which I thought would have been impossible), the youngsters just too irritating, and the flashbacks (doubly explained in dialogue), just superfluous.
Overall this movie is one for ardent Sandra Bullock fans only. Even they might find it disappointing. It’s uninspiring, methodically slow, insipid, and completely predictable right from the outset. Yet another copycat, and one of the worst.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Barbet Schroeder
Writer Tony Gayton
Actors Sandra Bullock, Ben Chaplin, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt
Awards 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (also prints)
Film Length 3,290 m (Sweden), 3,289 m (Germany)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Fuji F-CP 3519D)