disclosure: I was sent a digital code of See How They Run in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.
Looking for a fun, murder-mystery movie for the holidays? Is that even a possibility? Searchlight Pictures See How They Run is the perfect whodunit that will keep you engaged from beginning to end. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, David Oyelowo, Adrien Brody, and Ruth Wilson, See How They Run will make you an accomplice to a murder. Welcome to the greatest murder ever staged!
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 a pivotal member of the crew 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.
See How They Run is based around the 1952 Agatha Christie play, The Mousetrap, which is the longest running West End show in London. At the end of the play, the audience is told that they are accomplices to murder and asked not to reveal the details of the ending to anyone.
“It’s a whodunit. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all” – Leo Kopernick
See How They Run runs parallel to The Mousetrap. It’s a story about a murder that takes place surrounding the play, but not the play itself. Since I have seen the film, I cannot reveal the details, as I am an accomplice to murder. But I can tell you about the bonus feature available!
See How They Run: Behind The Curtain allows you to hear from the talented filmmakers and cast as they pull back the curtain on the filmmaking process which had its unique challenges and rewards. We get a look at the special access to famous locations as well as the care and detail used to recreate them. This was extremely interesting to watch after the movie.
I’m not going to lie – we watched this movie twice. It was that good! It’s a simple, yet very interesting movie that you will watch, tell your friends to watch, and then watch it with them to see their reactions(and the details you missed the first time around). There are subtle laughs and twists you will not expect. The attention to detail in the 1950s London setting was meticulous. See How They Run is rated PG-13 for some violence/bloody images and a sexual reference.
Be sure to watch See How They Run, available for streaming on many services, including Hulu and Disney+, this holiday season.
A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin’ wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life – A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects – create~inspire~share.