Suspect Zero

User Score
2.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 70
  2. Negative: 51 out of 70

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  1. Greg
    May 24, 2005
    6
    Ben Kingsley - yes. This movie - no.
  2. MichaelM.
    Oct 21, 2004
    5
    Hard to follow thriller, that barely keeps you awake through the entirety of the film. Aaron Eckhard does an okay job as the smart police detective, but Carrie-Anne Moss does the same character she played in The Matrix. The real highlight is Ben Kingsley's extraordinary performance (as usual) -- but he isn't featured throughout the movie. The feature tries to be too much like Hard to follow thriller, that barely keeps you awake through the entirety of the film. Aaron Eckhard does an okay job as the smart police detective, but Carrie-Anne Moss does the same character she played in The Matrix. The real highlight is Ben Kingsley's extraordinary performance (as usual) -- but he isn't featured throughout the movie. The feature tries to be too much like 1995's masterpiece "Se7en". But it's not. The only eye-opening scene in the whole movie, is the ending showdown between Kingsley's crazed serial killer and Eckhart's haunted detective, that surprisingly packs a pretty strong emotional punch. When all is said in down, it's safe to skip it in the theaters and wait for DVD. Expand
  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 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, afterMovies 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? Expand
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 11 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    40
    A plodding and familiar "cop sees what the killer sees" riff that plays like a poorly inflated "The X-Files" episode.
  2. Suspect Zero has enough going for it to eventually develop a cult following. But compared to "Silence of the Lambs" and "Seven," it's still the minor leagues.
  3. 40
    Given nothing to do, Carrie-Anne Moss looks on from the sidelines as the film halfheartedly toys with the tired old notion that only a thin line separates the dogged investigator and the compulsive killer. She looks bored, and she should.