A Kind of Murder Poster

Release Date: December 16th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2017

R|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Walter Stackhouse is rich, successful and unhappily married to the beautiful but damaged Clara. His desire to be free of her feeds his obsession with Kimmel, a man suspected of brutally murdering his own wife. When Walter and Kimmel's lives become dangerously intertwined, a ruthless police detective becomes convinced he has found the murderer. But as the lines blur between innocence and intent, who, in fact, is the real killer?

Cast: Patrick Wilson, Haley Bennett, Jessica Biel, Eddie Marsan, Vincent Kartheiser, Radek Lord, Christine A. Dye, Corrie Danieley

Director: Andy Goddard

Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime drama

Production Co: Blue PM, Killer Films

Distributors: Magnolia Pictures

Keywords: Dark, Bar, Murder, 1960s, Office, New York City, Investigation, Fall, Gripping, Brooding, Escape, Forbidden love, Wife, House, Rivalry

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  • A handsome period piece that plays more like a scant-clues mystery than like the psychological thriller it intends to be, Andy Goddard's A Kind of Murder turns to the work of Patricia Highsmith but finds little of what made Strangers on a Train and The Talented Mr. Ripley such nail-biters. show more

  • The film seems more interested in its art design then in fully developing the story's underlying sexual ethics. show more

  • As its quickly stumbles through its crimes and clues, A Kind of Murder leaves you with the uneasy feeling that a promising mystery has simply been designed to death. show more

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