SEE HOW THEY RUN
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson, Reece Shearsmith, Harris Dickinson, Charlie Cooper, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Pearl Chanda, Sian Clifford, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, and David Oyelowo
Director: Tom George
See How They Run doesn’t exactly have the most interesting set of characters for its love letter to whodunnits, but there’s an old-timey charm in the way it all comes together. Although the plot is overly convoluted, and Knives Out did this better three years ago, it’s still fun following the meta-infused mystery while watching a delightful Saoirse Ronan nail her comic bits (she’s easily the best part). There’s far too many plot twists and the meta-ness of it does become a bit grating after a fashion, but it’s far from a total waste. And your grandparents will love it.
See How They Run isn’t necessarily a bad movie, and I admit that having seen Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery mere days before might be coloring my opinion, but it’s an overly bland mystery better saved for your grandparents. It’s going for an Agatha Christie meets Wes Anderson vibe that never really gels, while the whodunnit aspect lacks effective red herrings, good twists, or even interesting breadcrumbs to follow. Saoirse Ronan seems to be having fun, but no one else brings much to the table, not even the usually dynamic Sam Rockwell. How they managed to waste him is the real mystery here.