“See How They Run” is a whodunnit and the feature length directorial debut of Tom George and written by Mark Chappell. Set in the West End of 1950s London, plans for a movie version of the Agatha Christie-written play “Mousetrap” come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Academy Award nominee 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.

This movie opens with narration from Adrien Brody (“Grand Budapest Hotel”), who plays a Hollywood director who is hired to direct a film adaptation of the Agatha Christie play in question, where he has a line that really stuck out to me: “It’s a whodunnit. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.” This quote really demonstrates the self-aware/meta nature of this film. “See How They Run” knows exactly what it is and how to craft a compelling whodunnit story. It’s not a parody like famous whodunnit comedies like “Clue” or “Murder by Death,” but it’s a whodunnit comedy that pokes jokes at itself and knows what the audience wants and delivers it.

Jordan Wooodson can be reached at jwoodson@thecabin.net

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