Murder by Numbers Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

Summary: Richard Haywood, a Californian high school's coolest kid, secretly teams up with another rich kid in his class, brilliant nerd Justin 'Bonaparte' Pendleton, whose erudition, specially in forensic matters, allows them to plan elaborately perfect murders, just for the kick, for which they set up Richard's marijuana supplier, their school's janitor Ray Feathers, as a psychotic serial killer. The case is assigned to detectives Cassie 'the hyena' Mayweather, who carries a sequoia-size chip on the shoulder from her previous life, and her brilliant new partner, Sam Kennedy, who just transferred from the vice squad; they can work together very well, and even fit romantically, but fall out over different professional attitudes towards the investigation, which Captain Rod Cody and her understandably vindictive abused ex, Assistant D.A. Al Swanson, soon ban her from when she disobeys instructions and hand to him. When the plotting boys both dig class-mate Lisa Mills, their unnatural bond comes under stress- will it break, allowing the hard-pressed police to bring them down?
Runtime: 120 min
Rating: Rated R for violence, language, a sex scene and brief drug use.
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Sep 24, 2002
Director Credit
Barbet Schroeder Director
Writer Credit
Tony Gayton Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Sandra Bullock Cassie Mayweather/Jessica Marie Hudson
Cast Credit
Adilah Barnes Lab Technician
Agnes Bruckner Lisa Mills
Ben Chaplin Sam Kennedy
Chris Penn Ray Feathers
Janni Brenn Ms. Elder
Jim Jansen Lawyer
John Vickery Restaurant Manager
Krista Carpenter Olivia Lake, The Victim
Michael Canavan Mr. Chechi
Michael Pitt Justin Pendleton
Neal Matarazzo Male Officer In Flashback
R.D. Call Captain Rod Cody
Ryan Gosling Richard Haywood
Tom Verica Asst. D.A. Al Swanson
Producer Credit
Barbet Schroeder Producer
Frank Capra III Co-Producer
Jeffrey Stott Executive Producer
Nur Nur Cummings Producer
Richard Crystal Producer
Sandra Bullock Executive Producer
Scott Simons Producer
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