I thoroughly enjoyed The Manor. It was much better than anything else I have seen in this genre. The plot is pretty tricky and you have to pay close attention to the various clues you get. I think all of the women have good motives for the killing and the director Kenneth Berris does not tip his hand too early. I liked that kind of restraint. It can also be seen in the texture of the performances. I have seen some of his previous work, mostly on those huge interactive titles in the late nineties like Spycraft, Blown Away, and Eraser Turnabout. I thought he brought that same kind of multiple plot lines that merge into one. The cast: Peter O'Toole, Greta Scacchi, Edie McClurg and Gabrielle Anwar were at the top of their game and the visuals were pretty sumptuous. I would recommend this to people who like dry humor. I also thought Fay Masterson was sensational in the role of Dolly/ It was much better than Gosford Park, which won an Oscar. I give it 5 stars. *****
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