See How They Run Review
By Myla Tosatto
The game is afoot. On both feet, actually. So, the game is afeet? Yes, we will go with that. The new movie See How They Run is a murder mystery about a play about a murder mystery. A mystery wrapped up in a mystery based on a story of a true crime. Sounds complicated!
The movie opens in the West End of London in 1953 where Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is the play to see. It is also the place to get murdered, apparently. Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan), a newbie policewoman, and Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell), a grizzled police vet, find themselves trying to solve the murder of a brash American movie director Leo Kopernick (Adrien Brody). Like any classic whodunnit, everyone is a suspect. Could it have been famed actor Dickie Attenborogh (Harris Dickinson) or his wife Sheila (Pearl Chanda)? Did the theater owner Petula Spencer (Ruth Wilson) snap? Where was the movie’s screenplay writer, Mervyn Cocker- Norris), while Kopernick was killed? Was it Dennis Corrigan (Charlie Cooper), Ann Saville (Pippa Bennet-Warner), John Woolf (Reece Shearsmith) or Edana Romney (Sian Clifford). We’ll never tell. We’ll just let you sit back and enjoy the ride while you figure it out for yourself.
The movie is a fun old fashioned movie mystery. The movie is most enjoyable when Constable Stalker and Inspector Stoppard are working off each other. There is a lot of magic between Ronan and Rockwell. They both excel at screwball types of comedy.
This is a movie for fans of mysteries, the theater (and its traditions), Agatha Christie and period pieces. It’s a lovely way to spend 1 hour and 38 minutes. The movie never takes itself seriously and that’s a huge plus.
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