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See How They Run (2022)

See How They Run (2022)




Sam Rockwell

Saoirse Ronan

Adrien Brody


Directed by Tom George


It took a lot for me to be able to finish this movie. Sometimes I think the critics are just having a go at us telling us that a movie is good all for you to see it and wonder what is good about it. This supposed Mystery-Comedy about Agatha Christie’s play The Mousetrap ties itself to the death of the man picked to be the director of the movie adaptation, in this movie that is not in real life.

For me the movie fails in nailing down a good enough reason why I should care about the turmoil caused by the death of this supposed intelligent director. I say this not because I think that the death of anyone is irrelevant, but when you decide to make the character annoying (just to make everyone have a reason to want him dead) and you kill him all in the first ten minutes, then why should I care. You went elaborate for him to be disliked, so why should I care if his character gets bumped in the first ten minutes.

Then comes the characters who came to solve the case, the Inspector Stoppard (Rockwell) and Constable Stalker (Ronan). Neither of them looked good enough to solve the case of a missing shoe in an enclosed room. They both looked out of their depths and when the case ended, it just seemed like these stumbled their way to the end of the movie, being the ones to trip themselves up.

I hardly saw any detective work that looked like what you will see in a murder mystery movie. Then they did not help in making me care anything for this movie when flash backs of the dead character just made you not even care what else the others have going on to want him dead.

Then as these movies go the killer is always the one person you least suspected and when that person decided to reveal themselves and their motive, even that could not draw my sympathy. It was at this point that I believe the movie must have had another person take over the writing because the movie delves into disaster hysteria. Agatha Christie was shown from no where to be part of the characters and what a bumbling buffoon of a character she w/ as. She had no stake or presence in this movie from the start only to show up in the ending with nothing else to do, but just to make things a little more unserious. When the movie ends, it feels like you have just been released from some sort of prison and your mind is now allowed to ask, what the heck was this?


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