The Oxford Murders Reviews

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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
August 13, 2010
Hurt sells the silliness almost convincingly, but even from such a skillful pitchman it comes out sounding, finally, like junk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
August 13, 2010
This purported whodunit thriller never solves its main mystery: How and why did this film get made in the first place?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
August 9, 2010
A math- and symbology-tinged thriller adapted by director Álex de la Iglesia, and pitched at a breakneck, didactic clip, absent any sensible, modulated emotional investment in the characters or material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Lippe
Examiner.com
August 8, 2010
The Scooby Doo ending requires nearly ten minutes of explanation and negates the need to follow the previous 90 minutes. It's also preceded by one character stating, "In life, nobody bothers explaining anything." Well, except in this movie.
Stan Hall
Oregonian
August 5, 2010
So bad it's good, then? Alas, the whole thing is uncomfortable and boring, scotching any ironic enjoyment of its awfulness.
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 24, 2010
A wonderfully compelling mess of a movie. It's tricky trying to bond Hitchcockian flair with lecture hall semantics, but the director works his tricks with ace visual consideration.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
May 22, 2008
A polished but verbose whodunit that's surprisingly buttoned-down given helmer Alex de la Inglesia's rep for comicbook wackiness.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
May 1, 2008
Disappointing, badly plotted thriller, let down by some dodgy acting, poor direction and a script that makes The Da Vinci Code look like a masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2008
The murders are simply chalk marks on a blackboard with no build-up and little fallout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
April 28, 2008
Not so terrible that you can understand why it's been practically buried by its distributors, but you can get better ridiculous whodunits on TV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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