Oxford Murders

Oxford Murders
  • 2008
  • Spain / France
  • 1h 48min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia
  • Cast: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Julie Cox

Professor Arthur Seldom (John Hurt) and student Martin (Wood) simultaneously discover the body of an old lady (Massey) and become entangled in solving an elaborate puzzle of strange deaths. This Mexican/Spanish but essentially English crime tale plays like an episode of 'Midsomer Murders' (albeit it a particularly good one), with absorbing plot and quality performances leading to the far from obvious dénouement.

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The Oxford Murders

24 Apr 20084 stars

CRIME/THRILLER (15) 104min Having graduated from the kitsch sci-fi satire of Acción mutante and the heavy metal horror of The Day of the Beast to the Hitchcockian black comedies Common Wealth and Ferpect Crime, Bilbao-born filmmaker Álex de la Iglesia…

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