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A Kind of MurderWalter Stackhouse is an architect by day, and a novelist by night, unhappily married to Clara. When he becomes fascinated by the case of a man (Eddie Marsan) suspected of murdering his wife, he begins to imagine what it would be like to murder his own wife.
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Directors of "A Kind of Murder"Andy Goddard
Creators of "A Kind of Murder"Susan BoydPatricia HighsmithBirthdate: 19 January 1921, Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Critic Reviews of "A Kind of Murder"John DeFore Hollywood ReporterDecember 15, 2016
A handsome period piece that plays more like a scant-clues mystery than like the psychological thriller it intends to be.Sheri Linden Los Angeles TimesDecember 15, 2016
The story remains an academic argument, struggling to pierce the handsome surface.Nick Schager VarietyApril 22, 2016
While thrills are mitigated by convoluted plotting and suspect character behavior, the film's uniquely bleak twist on classic noir conventions is enlivening.Candice Frederick Reel Talk OnlineMarch 21, 2017
[Director Andy Goddard] just doesn't develop a level of intrigue or tension that you'd expect from a narrative that is built on double identities, perceptions, classism, and homicide.John Lui The Straits Times (Singapore)February 01, 2017
English director Andy Goddard, who comes from directing episodes of hit period drama Downton Abbey, struggles to find a path through a story muddled by poor editing and even murkier characters.Jeffrey M. Anderson Common Sense MediaJanuary 19, 2017
Often, Patricia Highsmith's novels are adapted into high-class affairs, but this thriller feels refreshingly small-time and pulpy, getting closer to the story's raw emotions and impulses.Brian Orndorf Blu-ray.comDecember 29, 2016
"A Kind of Murder" has a handful of production achievements worth noting, but the rest is frustratingly forgettable.Austin Trunick Under the RadarDecember 16, 2016
A Kind of Murder keeps viewers guessing and comes highly recommended to crime film fans; in particular, to those with an itch for something old-fashioned.Lauren Humphries-Brooks We Got This CoveredDecember 15, 2016
There's too much that's intriguing in this film to ignore it, and although the third act shows signs of strain, the first two acts more than justify the film's existence.Alex Garofalo International Business TimesDecember 15, 2016
The climax is not nearly as clever as at its set-up, but A Kind of Murder is a smart thriller, one that digs deep into the viewer's mind with difficult questions about guilt and morality.Alissa Wilkinson VoxDecember 15, 2016
Good source material does not guarantee a good movie, and A Kind of Murder, a new Highsmith adaptation directed by Andy Goddard from a screenplay by Susan Boyd, is not a good movie.Kimber Myers The PlaylistDecember 15, 2016
A Kind of Murder" attempts to distinguish itself in its approach to style, but leaves much to be desired in its story and character.
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