See How They Run is a celebration of the detective mystery genre, with an added injection of hilarity, a fast-moving plot, and enough meta to parallel Community. It stars Sam Rockwell as the grizzled veteran inspector, and Saoirse Ronan as the clutzy rookie constable.
During a performance of Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, a shocking murder occurs kickstarting a whirlwind investigation. While the young constable is reminded “not to jump to conclusions”, everything that can happen will, and the unravelling investigation is a messy, entertaining head-scratcher.
The movie benefits from a lively atmosphere, and quasi-fictitious setting. There is probably a comparison to Wes Anderson’s film to be drawn here, save the fact it is much more accessible as a popcorn flick. Or, it might just be the split-screens and presence of Saoirse Ronan talking.
Overall, it is a brief, enjoyable film which also serves as a homage to Agatha Christie. Unfortunately, I am only told that last part, and cannot verify it for myself as I have not read her novels. Perhaps you will have to go and judge for yourself.
Jokes guaranteed to kill.