| Share
 

Murder By Numbers

Director:Barbet Schroeder
Writer:Tony Gayton
Warner Bros. and Caste Rock; R; 118 minutes
Release:4/02
Cast:Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Ben Chaplin

Murder By Numbers runs in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock's technically astute Rope: both films are constructed around a thrill killing by two men—inspired by the writings of Nietzsche—who flaunt their perfect crime. Sandra Bullock stars as an intuitive detective investigating a seemingly simple murder with partner Sam (Ben Chaplin). All signs point to an innocent man but the detective's hunch suggests otherwise.

In actuality, a pair of high school boys (Ryan Gosling and Michael Pitt) are responsible, and we witness the act from various viewpoints throughout the film. Boredom, dementia, and displaced bravado led them to kill a complete stranger. While the plot doesn't diverge from a by-the-numbers thriller template, strong acting and characterization give Murder By Numbers an advantage over common whodunits.


Information Please® Database, © 2007 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.

More on Murder By Numbers from Infoplease:

  • Murder by Numbers - Starring Sandra Bullock, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Ben Chaplin, Agnes Bruckner
  • Bluebeard: meaning and definitions - Bluebeard: Definition and Pronunciation
  • Titus Oates - Oates, Titus Oates, Titus, 1649–1705, English conspirator. An Anglican priest whose whole ...
  • Ryan Gosling - Biography of Ryan Gosling, The young guy from the movie The Notebook
  • My Lai incident - My Lai incident My Lai incident , in the Vietnam War, a massacre of Vietnamese civilians by U.S. ...

Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring