Murder by Numbers (2002)
Barbet Schroder wants to be as clever here as he was in his best films, such as Reversal of Fortune, but this film ultimately falls into every visible genre-trap and gets caught up with its own silliness. There are interesting characters with interesting stories and backgrounds in here, had it not been for the fact that Schroder tries to read too much into them and makes their flaws too symbolic. By the end, it becomes obvious that this is not a Hitchcock movie after all. Ryan Gosling steals your attention, but judging by this performance alone, you wouldn't think he'd go on to greatness. As a matter of fact, there's more vibrancy in Michael Pitt's work here.