Suspect Zero

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. Merhige understands how exciting going to the edge of credibility can be without falling off, and he has the bravura talent and imagination needed to pull off the sheer, hurtling audacity of Suspect Zero.
  2. With its spooky atmosphere to spare and a riveting central performance by Kingsley, an actor who manages to elicit both terror and sympathy, I was able to forget all those things, basking in the pleasure of my own goose bumps. So, for an hour and a half, will you.
  3. The script isn't really good enough to worry about whether it's being over-directed; in fact, E. Elias Merhige's over-direction is one of the best things about this movie--along with Ben Kingsley's grimly unstoppable killer-of-killers, Benjamin O'Ryan.
  4. The trouble is that the plot is so elliptical to be almost unfollowable (though it helps to have seen the trailer).
User Score
2.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Sep 28, 2010
    1
    "Suspect Zero" is really as bad as thrillers come - it looks and feels like it took its inspiration from daytime television and bad serials."Suspect Zero" is really as bad as thrillers come - it looks and feels like it took its inspiration from daytime television and bad serials. The movie builds tension and suspense, but at no time did I wonder what's going to happen next - I just kept wondering why the movie was going through so much effort to get there. Ben Kingsley could be considered a saving grace, but to me the fact that he is in here at all is more an indicator of how badly his career has fallen this decade (just look at his recent filmography). Full Review »
  2. Feb 22, 2016
    7
    This was a weird and creepy movie. It's another one of those suspense thrillers in a long line of movies about serial killers, except this oneThis was a weird and creepy movie. It's another one of those suspense thrillers in a long line of movies about serial killers, except this one has a bit of a twist in it. Ending was very anticlimactic. I found it to be entertaining, but not at the level of "Silence of the Lambs" or "Zodiac". Full Review »
  3. Feb 24, 2013
    4
    Movies like this absolutely kill me! The story they have to work with is top notch, the cast is terrific, and the movie sucked. The movie isMovies like this absolutely kill me! The story they have to work with is top notch, the cast is terrific, and the movie sucked. The movie is all about tracking down this infamous serial killer with a horrible and gruesome reputation. They don't show what led to this reputation, any of his crimes, or what got them to that point. It's like jumping into a crappy direct to video sequel, after missing the blockbuster film that led to it. Nothing significant ever happens in this movie! Which then begs the question, what's the point in even making it? Full Review »