‘The greatest murder ever staged’
See How They Run is a 2022 American murder mystery film set in London in which the cast of a filmed play is murdered one by one.
Directed by Tom George – making his feature debut – from a screenplay written by Mark Chappell. Produced by Gina Carter and Damian Jones.
The Searchlight Pictures production stars Saoirse Ronan, Sam Rockwell, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Shirley Henderson, David Oyelowo, Harris Dickinson, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd and Reece Shearsmith.
In the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of the smash-hit play The Mousetrap 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 pair find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorous yet sordid theatre milieu, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril…
“A fun ensemble cast showing off their funny bone, particularly Ronan and Brody. Tom George’s stylish direction brings a modern flourish to 1950s London. Mark Chappell’s script has a self-aware playfulness to the conventions of the whodunnit though it never quite succeeds at fully subverting the genre as it ultimately gives into the predictability you would expect.” 8 out of 10, AIPT
“At 98 minutes, the film doesn’t overstay it’s welcome, the 50s production design is distinctive, and the twists and turns are fun – even if you can see them coming from a mile away. For those looking for a new cinematic ‘whodunnit’, See How They Run well worth a watch.” 3 out of 5, Cinematic Popcorn
“There’s a very entertaining daftness and theatre nerdery to See How They Run (the title sounds uncomfortably like Run For Your Wife) as director Tom George takes the same approach to The Mousetrap that Ken Russell took to The Boyfriend: playing up the artificiality of it all.” 4 out of 5, The Guardian
In the US, Searchlight Pictures will release See How They Run theatrically in select locations on September 30, 2022.
Cast and characters:
Saoirse Ronan … Constable Stalker
Sam Rockwell … Inspector Stoppard
Adrien Brody … Leo Köpernick
Ruth Wilson … Petula Spencer
Shirley Henderson Shirley Henderson … Dame
David Oyelowo … Mervyn Cocker-Norris
Harris Dickinson … Dickie Attenborough
Sian Clifford … Edana Romney
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd … Gio
Reece Shearsmith … John Woolf
Pippa Bennett-Warner … Ann Saville
Pearl Chanda … Sheila Sim
Charlie Cooper … Dennis the Usher
Paul Chahidi … Fellowes
Laura Morgan … Joyce
Eileen Nicholas … Stern Theatregoer
Toni Beard … Theatre goer
Dan Robins … Bus Conductor
Philip Desmeules … Pierre
Holly-Jean Williamson … Leo’s girl
Vickrem Gill … Film Lot Passerby