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Oxford Murders [Blu-ray] [2010] [US Import]

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  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003X82CYS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 259,417 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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2.6 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Mar. 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
`The Oxford Murders' is quite simply one of the worst films I have seen in years. A sad way to start any review, but true never the less. The acting is terrible, from all concerned, it is wooden and infuriating to watch. The Dialogue is sloppy, inauthentic, stilted and detracts from the meagre plot. You are brought crashing out of the weak storyline by the combination of poor dialogue and terrible acting, which could've have been delivered with more humanity by a wooden marionette puppet. The direction is jerky and tries too hard to be clever where you'd be happy with a coherent narrative and clear plot execution. The storyline and script is flawed in the extreme, there are so many holes in this film from the outset that it left me infuriated to watch it. It is hard to pinpoint one example as they were numerous and glaringly obvious. The police talk to the professor and student about case developments at regular intervals when they are also prime suspects for gods sake! This film is meant to be set in 1993 and yet the set designers and researchers feel it was appropriate to use 80's police cars and equipment and litter the film with other out of sync settings and props. I could go on, but suffice it to say that as far as murder mysteries go this is dire and as an afternoons viewing goes this is a waste of time and you can easily find anything to do that would be more productive than watch this flawed, infuriating and ridiculous film.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bluebell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 29 Dec. 2008
Format: DVD
I rented this from Lovefilm and so am grateful that I didn't waste much money on this tedious and very disappointing film. The excellent cast is wasted. John Hurt has to spout long-winded, pretentious, philosophical pseudo-science that simply bores. To lift the tedium there are some rather unbelievable, frenetic sex scenes in which the young 'hero' effortlessly seduces women he's just met. If you want murder in Oxford--watch Morse. Colin Dexter knows how to write gripping murder stories.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jon Shipton on 12 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD
Dull, dull, dull.

Overlong, overacted, pretentious piece of rubbish!

This should have been up there, with the likes of Silence of the Lambs, Se7en, or ANY other cerebral thriller.
This so much wants to be the new Da Vinci Code. But it all goes wrong, very quickly.

For a start, Elijah Wood. Not a bad actor by any means, just miscast here as intellectual love interest!
John Hurt seems to be having a ball, with monologues long enough to induce catalepsy! (Methinks he was getting paid by the word or the hour!)

The dialogue is far too convoluted for it's own good. Absolutely cringeworthy in places! The plot is like someone trying impress their teacher with how brilliant they can be; When it's obvious they were making it up as they go along!
pseudo intellectuals would disagree.

Beautiful shooting in and around Oxford though!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. P. Obrien on 16 Mar. 2009
Format: DVD
In David Cronenberg's remake of The Fly, Jeff Goldblum demonstrates a problem with his telepod, as he transports a steak. The steak appears at the other end, but while it looks like a steak, fries like a steak and smells like a steak, the tastes makes one long to chew on fast-food Styrofoam boxes.

The Oxford Murders (2008) is much like that steak. Based on the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician Guillermo Martinez, the movie stars Elijah Wood as an American maths student who becomes the protégé of an Oxford professor played by John Hurt, and the two of them get involved investigating a series of murders around campus seemingly connected to an obscure mathematics problem. Along the way, Elijah gets mixed up with two women, played by Leonor Watling and Julie Cox, both of whom appear as potential suspects, as well as Elijah's student rival Podorov, played by Torchwood's Burn Gorman. See? There's some talent there, the makings of a potentially good story, the director Alex de la Iglesia is an experienced man whom some cineastes might know from his cult film Accion Mutante (1993), and the screenplay is based on a best-selling novel from a well-established writer.

So, it looks like a good companion for the evening. But it ends up like a drunken, thieving date with more issues than the complete run of Superman comics. I watched it, rapt in wondering how bad this could get, how offensive and weird this movie could end up. And to my horror, it kept getting worse, like watching a snake slowly swallow a man on YouTube.

So how did it get this way?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sufferkate on 19 Jan. 2009
Format: DVD
I was quite excited about this movie when I rented it with my mate and we were so disappointed and bored.we only watched it until the end to find out who the murderer was and then huge disapointment again.
The idea was brilliant, it could have been a master piece but it ended up terribly with a very predictable end.
Spend your money on something else(if you like horror, try Mum and Dad)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The story line was awful, I bought the dvd because I have a Grandson at a college within Oxford University and there were quite a few very nice views in and around the beautiful city of Oxford, I was able to see the inside of the Oxford Union building which was a plus. Will watch again but just for the scenery.
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