Opened: September 9, 2022
Directed by: Tom George
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, Charlie Cooper, David Oyelowo, Shirley Henderson, Lucian Msamati, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Pearl Chanda, Paul Chahidi, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd & Tim Key
A fun murder mystery film that feels Agatha Christie-esque and centers around Christie’s The Mousetrap, See How They Run will make you laugh as you try to figure out the whodunnit.
After The Mousetrap’s 100th performance in London, the American director hired to direct a film of the play, Leo Köpernick (Adrien Brody), is murdered. The police shut down the show as Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) investigate the case.
Rockwell and Ronan are a phenomenal comedic duo. Ronan brings the charm and naivety as Rockwell play’s his usual worn out and drunk role. They’re backed by a talented ensemble, which features Shirley Henderson as a reclusive Christie.
If you pay attention, many clues are given throughout. And if you miss them, it’s great to give this a second viewing.
Final say: A thrilling throwback. ★★★★☆