Paramount Pictures | Release Date: August 27, 2004
2.2
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 70 Ratings
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ryancarroll88Sep 28, 2010
"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"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). Expand
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KathleenG.Aug 27, 2004
I LOVE serial killer movies, but this was so wretched and boring I would have left 30 minutes into it to get my money back.....if comps hadn't already been offered to the audience since the sound wasn't sycned the first ten I LOVE serial killer movies, but this was so wretched and boring I would have left 30 minutes into it to get my money back.....if comps hadn't already been offered to the audience since the sound wasn't sycned the first ten minutes. Slow, plot holes, laughingly bad direction all ruined what could have been a fun romp with Aaron Eckert and Ghandi. It was so bad that I almost want to see Brown Bunny. Collapse
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WildguyAug 28, 2004
This movie was BAD. The script struggled from the beginning. The directing was fragmented. The music seemed oddly-placed. Even the editing was flawed in a couple of places where the effect was jarring. Now, Kingsley is good in just about This movie was BAD. The script struggled from the beginning. The directing was fragmented. The music seemed oddly-placed. Even the editing was flawed in a couple of places where the effect was jarring. Now, Kingsley is good in just about everything I've seen him in. This is no exception. He was the one part of this project that I enjoyed watching. Eckhart is a great actor but his performance here was inconsistent. Moss offers nothing special. I really enjoy this kind of movie. But, this was made poorly. Expand
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ChadS.Aug 29, 2004
"Suspect Zero" loses its mediocre status when the story stops making sense. Thomas (Aaron Eckhart) spots an ice cream rig and calls Fran (Carrie-Ann Moss) if the victims had freezer burn. Thomas follows the truck to an amusement park and has "Suspect Zero" loses its mediocre status when the story stops making sense. Thomas (Aaron Eckhart) spots an ice cream rig and calls Fran (Carrie-Ann Moss) if the victims had freezer burn. Thomas follows the truck to an amusement park and has a run-in with Benjamin (Ben Kingsley). What's not made clear is if that rig was disguised from its original black color, or if Benjamin foresaw Thomas following a vehicle that's not the killer's wheels to a carnival for their encounter. We're also not sure how Benjamin drugged Thomas in broad daylight. "Suspect Zero" refers to a serial killer who evades capture because he's invisible unlike the celebrity seeking murderer who leaves behind a calling card at his crime scenes. But the killer drives a big black truck! That's not the right vehicle for a killer who wants to remain anonymous. "Suspect Zero" is like the meeting place of cancelled supernatural Fox dramas. Benjamin is Frank Black from "Millennium", while Fran and Thomas are Scully and Mulder from "The X-Files". Expand
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RichardG.Aug 30, 2004
Thank god for Ben Kingsley. He saved this movie man. This movie has atrocious direction. The camera work tries to scare the viewers with all the flashing and jumping, but then nothing happens, so the viewer isnt scared anymore. Kingsley Thank god for Ben Kingsley. He saved this movie man. This movie has atrocious direction. The camera work tries to scare the viewers with all the flashing and jumping, but then nothing happens, so the viewer isnt scared anymore. Kingsley needs to get better work than this. He cant be wasting his talent on this type of work. all the other actors were poor. But kingsley was able to pull it off, even with a bad script!! Expand
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