Three Blind Mice Movie Review

What the title Three Blind Mice has to do with a movie about a serial killer and webcams is beyond me, but I'm not losing any sleep thinking about it. This Edward Furlong vehicle is a poor film at best, and its odd title is the least of its problems.

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.


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SweetRainy

I agree with Christopher Null in everything except in the number of stars for this film - It wouldn't get any stars from me at all. Thanks, Lorraine Harris

5 years 11 months ago
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tristam shandy

I recently saw an Australian movie called 3 blind mice and it was nothing like this review. Must be more than one by the same name. The aussie movie was very good.

4 years 7 months ago
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Three Blind Mice Rating

" Grim "

Rating: NR, 2003

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