#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Martin, a PhD student in mathematics, enrolls at Oxford in the hope of meeting his mentor, Professor Seldom. The young man manages to find lodging at Mrs. Eagleton’s but in this house a stifling atmosphere prevails due to the landlady’s attitude. Indeed Mrs. Eagleton, who happens to be a friend of Seldom’s, is a haughty and unsympathetic woman who also stifles her daughter Beth. At the university, things do not fare much better as Martin is put in his place by his idol during one of Seldom’s lectures. But his private life changes for the best as he starts an affair with Lorna, a beautiful girl he met during a game of squash. One night Seldom and Martin who find themselves at Mrs. Eagletons’s discover her dead body. They are interrogated by the police. Soon afterwards they decide to lead their own private investigation…
Plot: At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try and stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols
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A worth seeing mystery movie
Fresh out of the cinema I have a very good feeling about the movie. My first impression is that it is definitely worth seeing. Alex de la Iglesia (the director of for instance “El Dia de la Bestia” or “La comunidad”) makes this time a mystery movie following the classical parameters. A nice plot, specially for those who like mathematics or logic in general, with intricate moves and very nice dialogs by John Hurt and Eliah Wood (who, by the way, looks like a pretty solid actor. I had only seen him playing Frodo and was a bit worried about him getting stuck on that character, not at all) who basically follow the classical thoughts about “the perfect murder” and in the philosophical search for absolute truths.
Being a fan of de la Iglesia, whose sense of humor is well known and pretty easy to recognize, I am quite happy to see that he is also able of making a genuine mystery film, with everything you expect to see on it, twisted arguments, funny characters (“Podorov”, and of course, Dominique Pinon from, among others, Delicatessen) and a extremely good film-making, nice sequences, good mystery music, etc.
To me, being a bit of a geek, the mathematical references are too obvious, the series shown are too well known, they are nice nonetheless, but for instance why to talk about Fibonaci numbers (which were also in the ‘Da Vinci Code’ when one can talk about many other nice and funny series? On the other hand being a mystery movie’s lover one always enjoys the sequences which are clear homage’s to previous classics, pay attention and you’ll enjoy.
Let me end up by mentioning the very nice work of Leonor Watling (you may have seen her before in, for example Almodovar’s “Talk to her”, her meaning she), who, apart from being a really good actress, of being extremely beautiful and attractive is also a pretty good singer! It was quite a pleasure, being Spanish myself, to see her playing an important role with such a great casting!
So, watch it by yourself, the first “serious” Alex de la Iglesia movie, and he does a pretty good job!
Sunday afternoon television…
‘The Oxford Murders’ is utterly ridiculous yet strangely fun. American student Elijah Wood is not the only person here who seems out of his depth and the adaptation would definitely play better as a television drama where expectations might be less. Martin (Wood) admires Arthur Seldom (John Hurt in an exceptional performance – perfectly adrift yet somehow attentive concurrently) so much that he plans his Oxford study around a chance to have Seldom oversee his work. Thus he moves in with Anna Massey, a bitter landlady and friend of Seldom and her daughter Beth (Julie Cox, who looks astonishingly like Wood here with the wide eyes and bone structure). While playing mathematical tennis he meets Lorna (Spanish actress Leonor Watling) who dressed to impress (putting her sweat patches aside) takes an instant like to Martin and he returns the favour. Before long Lorna – who looks a bit like TV show Baywatch’s aunt – and Martin are tearing at each other clothes in a way that the film would have you believe people in Oxford never behaved because Oxford is a “stifling city” and the people all a little too serious. Lorna cooks breakfast naked but for an apron fitted to show off her curves though breakfast ends up on her chest anyway. There is a ludicrous and completely pointless subplot – as it adds nothing to the tension -regarding an erratic student who shouts a lot and acts like a killer. There are a few surprises along the way and the oxford footage is good though edited in a way that it barely resembles the real Oxford at times (there are no houses next to The Sheldonian Theatre). The movie does little to advertise Oxford and instead chooses to present it as a separate universe where unpleasant things happen and everyone is slightly nauseating. Unless you are a youthful (and slightly brash) American man then Oxford offers little. If you are like Martin then Oxford might show you your first corpse but will also give you excitement, intrigue and attractive, available women at every turn. An okay film but a true shame that okay was merely the order of the day.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 48 min (108 min)
Genre Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Director Álex de la Iglesia
Writer Álex de la Iglesia (screenplay), Jorge Guerricaechevarría (screenplay), Guillermo Martínez (novel)
Actors Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Julie Cox
Country Spain, UK, France
Awards 6 wins & 5 nominations.
Production Company Tornasol Films S.A., Telecinco Cinema
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, UK, Fotofilm S.A., Madrid, Spain
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Fuji Eterna 250D 8563, Eterna 500T 8573)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)