The Oxford Murders
The Oxford Murders (2010)

When an elderly woman is viciously murdered in Oxford, her body is discovered by two strangers whose lives are immediately changed forever: Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Critic Score: 10% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle

This purported whodunit thriller never solves its main mystery: How and why did this film get made in the first place?

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Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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.

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Jonathan Holland
Variety

A polished but verbose whodunit that's surprisingly buttoned-down given helmer Alex de la Inglesia's rep for comicbook wackiness.

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Adam Lippe
Examiner.com

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.

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Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

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.

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Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

Hurt sells the silliness almost convincingly, but even from such a skillful pitchman it comes out sounding, finally, like junk.

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Stan Hall
Oregonian

So bad it's good, then? Alas, the whole thing is uncomfortable and boring, scotching any ironic enjoyment of its awfulness.

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Stella Papamichael
BBC.com

The murders are simply chalk marks on a blackboard with no build-up and little fallout.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
If your a Math person you might enjoy this I didn;t, Just to much senless stuff to make it interesting 3 stars
Cynthia S.
An intriguing movie. A decent film for the intellectual, I guess, but confusing if math is not a strong point. Wood is an alright actor; much better when he was… More
Clintus Maximus
The Oxford Murders is a DaVinci-esque mystery involving murder, deceit, jealousy, and even Pythagoras. If that sounds too convoluted, then we're in… More
Jennifer D
Oh, Netflix. Why did you recommend this to me? Decent acting, but the story got a bit contrived for my liking and the end was... completely unbelievable. And… More
Jay Hutchinson
The film tries awfully hard to sell itself as a "smart" film by densely packing the script with big words and setting itself at Oxford with actors… More
Curtis Lilly
Ok movie. As always they have to try and put a twist on mystery movies, but the twist in this one was pretty anticlimatic. Plus the whole end thing with the… More