Three Blind Mice
Facts and Figures
Run time: 94 mins
In Theaters: Thursday 20th August 2009
Distributed by: IFC Films
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
IMDB: 6.0 / 10
Three Blind Mice Review
The story introduces us to Thomas Cross (Furlong), who is obsessed with Internet webcams (so 1999!). One night, he witnesses his favorite gal Cathy as she is murdered while she's preparing dinner in her apartment. Yipes! The dinner preparation isn't so exciting (though Thomas is enthralled by it), but that murder certainly wakes him up. Too bad he doesn't really know where she lives, just her web URL, which the cops don't really grab on to.
Thomas ends up hooking up with a lady cop (Emilia Fox) who's wise in the ways of the web, and a helper named Mark (Chiwetel Ejiofor - say that five times fast! Hell, say that once!!) to trap the killer. Oh, these kids today...
Three Blind Mice doesn't make much sense any way you cut it, and the acting falls somewhere on this side of believable. Fox makes the least likely cop I've seen since Sandra Bullock, and Furlong's punky schtick wears thin awfully fast. What we're left with is a lot of grainy webcammish footage -- often featuring scantily clad ladies -- in lieu of actual cinema. And that's unfortunately the best thing the film has going for it.