The murder mystery genre is still going strong with another addition, this time from director Tom George. See How They Run is a laugh out loud whodunit that I guarantee all of you will enjoy.
Set in 1950s London and The Mouse Trap’s long running and highly successful play comes to an abrupt halt after a key member of the crew is found murdered. Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) is instructed to team up with an eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) to navigate the glamorous world of theatre and investigate the case.
See How They Run is funny and compact film with a snappy script and a star studded cast. It’s a refreshing look at the whodunit genre while still keeping true to the formula. The story is great and it’s also not afraid to make fun of itself. It finds the balance between paying homage to Agatha Christie murder mysteries whilst also making some jokes on their behalf. Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan make a great onscreen duo and their comedic timing is perfect. Ronan particularly stands out as the incredibly eager to do a great job Constable. She’s infuriating but very likable, put alongside Rockwell’s stone faced and jaded detective was a great move and the results speak for themselves.
See How They Run is hugely enjoyable and very funny murder mystery. This is a genre that’s definitely seeing an increase with the likes of the Agatha Christie remakes and of course the hilarious Knives Out. It’s a popular genre that when it’s done properly it’s worth it and it goes down extremely well with cinema audiences. So movie addicts if you enjoy a good murder mystery then be sure to check out See How They Run. Highly recommended.
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