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Director Barbet Schroeder has directed many great films like Barfly and Reversal Of Fortune, which Jeremy Irons won an Oscar for, but Murder By Numbers is not one of them.
Murder By Numbers is, well, a by the numbers thriller.
Surprisingly, the source material for Murder By Numbers is loosely based on the Leopold-Loeb murder case from 1924.
Hitchcock's Rope (1948) and Richard Fleischer's Compulsion (1959) are also based on the same case.
Unfortunately, Murder By Numbers is nowhere near the calibre of those films.
Michael Pitt and Ryan Gosling are pretty good as the murderers trying to get away with the crime but the script lets everyone down.