See How They Run

See How They Run

Director Tom George debuts his first feature-length Hollywood blockbuster film – See How They Run, starring Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan.

The film was released on the 9th of September 2022 by distributor Walt Disney Pictures with a trailer that seems to reveal that this may be a Wes Anderson sort, however, after watching it that is sadly not the case.

In 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 a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their peril.

As a lover of mystery films I was certainly looking forward to putting on my detective coat and opening up my notebook but was it worth it? Let’s dive into the review.


At the very center of this film, is the reason I loved it and enjoyed it to the extent that I did. My honest opinion is that the characters outperformed the mystery in itself.

Though that doesn’t mean the mystery in itself isn’t interesting, trust me, I failed twice in guessing who the murderer is and still found the reveal looking me straight in the eyes, all along as if I was blind.

It’s filled with charismatic, fascinating, and interesting characters such as Constable Stalker played by Saoirse Ronan, and Inspector Stoppard by Sam Rockwell.

Every scene with these two is gold. Constable Stalker is animated, driven, and passionate about movies.

She carries her heart on her shoulders and does everything with all she has, not to mention, she’s constantly jumping to conclusions just like I was whenever I found something truly incriminating.

She portrays the audience and all our thoughts well. On the other hand, Inspector Stoppard, even the names sound ridiculous, don’t you agree? Lol…


Inspector Stoppard is a grumpy police officer who drinks himself to bed every night. He requires nothing but a drink to keep him active, the most important details are what matters most but when he is partnered with Constable Stalker, he learns to lean on a side of himself that he never knew he had, which is patience.

I did not expect to find myself in a pool of tears, laughing and chuckling at the small yet genuine interactions between the two but I’m so happy that I did.

Mixed in with the stunning cinematography from Jamie Ramsay, See How They Run offers its audience a beautifully tragic tale on the stage as it is off. That may sound cryptic but unless you see it for yourself, I’d hate to spoil it for you.

For a movie that’s only ninety minutes long, I have to admit that it felt longer. Although the storytelling and direction of the film never once felt out of place.

Another aspect that I enjoyed about this film and certainly one that I did not expect from a mystery film, are the small gestures that the movie reveals during the moments with our dead narrator Leo Kopernick, Mervyn Cocker-Norris, and John Woolf.

Just saying their names brings me to chuckle away uncontrollably.

And last but not least, the final reveal of the murder. The film does a great job at building a suspect list and an even greater job at hiding the murderer who is constantly in front of our eyes in plain sight.

But what’s even better than the murderer’s reveal, well that has to go to John Woolf and Petula Spencer’s final remake.

Overall, See How They Run is a fun comedy/mystery. It first captures your attention with its narration from a dead character, leading to an abundance of comedy relief moments.

Most of the cast strictly nails their characters hand-down to perfection. For example, David Oyelowo’s impersonation of Mervyn Cocker-Norris is by far one of his best performances ever.

The camera work is outstanding, it leaves you feeling as if you are there in person right at that very moment, which only a few movies have been able to leave such an impressive impression.


There is no sex or nudity, no profanity, and briefly some violence. Wouldn’t be a murder mystery without it.

For that, I give See How They Run a 3.3 out of 5 ratings.

Let me know in the comments section down below whether you agree or disagree with my review. If not, leave a comment, and let’s get the conversation started.

Thank you to all for reading another review from, LSR.


Have a blessed day.See How They Run
Star Ratings

Tom George

"I think it was the chance to make something that's a thriller, but also a character comedy. And also the fact that it's a whodunnit that's also about whodunnits, it's like the whodunnit is almost a character in the film."

When a world-weary inspector and an eager rookie constable take on the case, they find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid world of underground theater, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.
Saoirse Ronan
Sam Rockwell
Harris Dickinson
Adrien Brody
Ruth Wilson
Charlie Cooper
Sian Clifford
David Oyelowo
Lucian Msamati
Reece Shearsmith
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Pippa Bennett-Warner
Tim Key
Pearl Chanda
Shirley Henderson
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Searchlight Pictures
DJ Films
TSG Entertainment
1h 38mins

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