What happens when a West End performance of an Agatha Christie play ends up with a real-life murder on stage? A mystery wrapped in a mystery and a quirky whodunit film with an amazing cast bringing it to life.
See How They Run is a different twist on a murder mystery film, set in the 1950s. When Agatha Christie’s Mouse Trap is celebrating its 100th performance, the director who wants to turn it into a film is found dead on stage during the cast party. Narrated by the deceased, the movie follows a drunken Constable, an up-and-coming Inspector, and the cast as they go through the motions trying to figure out who not only killed the director but may have it out for them as well.
The movie is beautifully shot, taking advantage of not only the beautiful architecture but the time period as well. Costumes, vehicles, and even the language of the time are completely on stage throughout the film. While there are moments that may make you cringe by today’s standards, the movie does take you back in time to old institutions and ways of thinking. You’ll feel for the Inspector as she’s disregarded and even possibly solves the case, despite being constantly ignored. But it’s her perseverance that ultimately may give you the clues to help figure out who the killer is before the end of the movie. Filled with intrigue and several red herrings, the mystery isn’t as easy as you’d think.
Based mostly on the same storyline as the Mouse Trap, the movie takes a few different turns along the way. Not only is the cast of the play part of the mystery, but potential targets as well. The movie is fun, quirky, and will keep your attention. It’s more a race against the movie to see if you can figure out who the killer is before they strike again. See How They Run is in theaters everywhere on September 16th.
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About See How They Run:
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after the film’s Hollywood director is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Starring Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Harris Dickinson, Sian Clifford, Ruth Wilson, David Oyelowo, Pearl Canada, and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Directed by Tom George(Searchlight)Rated PG-13