The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (2011)

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher (2011)

Directed by: James Hawes

Starring: Paddy Considine, Peter Capaldi, Tom Georgeson

I have no idea how I ended up with this movie (I hadn’t heard of it and it doesn’t have a funny name! Those are the only reasons I watch movies!) but it was actually pretty good. So… hooray!

An infant is killed in a small town in Sherlock Holmes times, and a detective from Scotland Yard is sent to solve the case. He has a tough time dealing with the locals for various reasons (mostly because they’re rock stupid villagers), but eventually builds a case that unravels naturally. Also, he’s constantly hampered by real detective problems, like not having material evidence or reliable witnesses. That was cool.

It’s a mystery. I like mysteries, even mediocre ones. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher isn’t the most action-packed film in the history of the world, but despite not a whole lot going on, it stays interesting and emotionally gripping. And you figure out the clues along with the character, that’s a really tough balance to hit. I recommend it.

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