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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Graphic violence, characters killed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Sexual references including one-night stand, gay relationship
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Very strong language
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Characters drink, smoke, and use drugs
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has some graphic violence, including murders and domestic abuse. Characters use very strong language, drink, use drugs, and smoke. A character has an exploitive sexual encounter that is secretly videotaped. Cassie has sex with Sam but won't allow him to get close to her. There's a homosexual connection between Justin and Rick. The movie's tension and creepiness may upset some viewers. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Murder by Numbers feels predictable, even manufactured, a sort of movie by numbers. It's easy to see why Bullock, who also produced, wanted to make this movie. She gets to play a grittier (and more wounded) character than her usual girl-next-door parts, and she does have a couple of showy scenes.
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