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Three Blind Mice

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Plot Overview

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pencil in hand1953 London's West End: Amidst plans to adapt Agatha Christie's play “The Mousetrap” into a movie, its slated director Leo Köpernick (Adrien Brody) having come to England after being black­listed in America is found murdered in the costume store of a theatre during its 100th showing cast party. Scot­land Yard Com­mis­sioner Harrold Scott (Tim Key) not wanting to spare men from other cases assigns rummy Inspector Stop­pard (Sam Rockwell) and female Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) to the case. Stalker is inexperienced but earnest; she takes copious notes. Stop­pard is there to check her tendency to jump to conclusions yet must rely on her to cover for his drinking problem. Scott is under political pressure to show progress whether there is any or not.


The Three Blind Mice running around motif is played out with the three policemen, particularly an inspector saddled with a rookie he doesn't fully appreciate though she does him a world of good à la (Eccl. 4:9) “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.” They get to display their medals of commendation to each other at the end.

(Eccl. 4:10) “For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.” Constable Stalker saves the inspector's bacon when other­wise he would be toast.

(Eccl. 4:11) “Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?” When scouting the theatre from the audience they took two seats apart to cover more territory, but when they saw the play for enter­tain­ment they sat together for better warmth.

(Eccl. 4:12) “And if one prevail against him, two shall with­stand him; and a three­fold cord is not quickly broken.” When one jumped the gun about the other, the Commissioner can join the latter's side, and as a team the three are deadly.

Production Values

” (2022) was directed by Tom George. It was written by Mark Chappell. It stars Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan. British actors are notoriously well trained and the ones in this movie bear that out. Rock­well the lead was great. Ronan was a darling. All of them deserve applause. Adding to the diversity demanded by a later age is a Negro David Oyelowo playing first time play­wright Mervyn Cocker-Norris there to adapt the play. His performance was remarkable.

MPAA rated it PG–13 for some violence/bloody images and a sexual reference. The movie was rife with split screens, inter­titles, and references to same. It was filmed in London, England, UK. It has a run­time of 1 hour 38 minutes.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

The plot was clever, the chase entertaining, and the female cop enchanting. This is well worth your time and not likely to disappoint.

Movie Ratings

Action Factor: Weak action scenes. Suitability for Children: Suitable for children 13+ years with guidance. Special effects: Well done special effects. Video Occasion: Fit For a Friday Evening. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: Four stars out of five.