|Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: April 19, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
Bullock shades what she normally does into something more interesting -- the angriest and sexiest work she's done. [6 May 2002, p. 138]
Ultimately, Murder by Numbers has been reduced to a tease, giving us a hint -- mostly through the fine performances of Gosling, who creates a charismatic sociopath, and Pitt, who's character seems genuinely troubled -- of the kind of relevant social drama it might have been.
The shallow-seated problem with Murder by Numbers is that it's serious and doggedly intricate but not much fun.
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