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The Oxford Murders (2008)

 -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  2 July 2010 (USA)
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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

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Rated R for language, sexual content/nudity and some violence/disturbing images | See all certifications »

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2 July 2010 (USA)  »

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Los crímenes de Oxford  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,191 (USA) (6 August 2010)

Gross:

$3,607 (USA) (13 August 2010)
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The film gives a nod to director Brian De Palma with an apparently seamless 2+ minute tracking shot, traveling through multiple interior and exterior locations to reveal the first murder victim. See more »

Goofs

During the camera panning at >20min. when Wood is riding his bike and parks it by the fence and passes the tree, the camera cues anew. Wood's arm nearest the camera after he exits the tree does not match the way it was positioned when he entered behind the tree. See more »

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Arthur Seldom: Any formulation is valid in the series because we can always find a rule that justifies it.
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Orchestral Suite nº1 in C Major, BMW 1006:1 Overture
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Felix Prohaska and Vienna State Opera Orchestra
©2003 Vanguard Classics
Courtesy of Vanguard Classics
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21 March 2010 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

This could be a good "who done it?" film with an interesting and clever story about an American student and an English professor who manage to solve the mystery of murders in Oxford society with the help of mathematics' symbols, puzzles and theories. But the lack of narrative style from Alex de la Iglesia (even though his long "traveling" shots without ending before the first murder are very interesting) and a plot full of mathematic explanations (even though are not so believable) damaged the film. Most of all we don't even have the proper character development, everyone there seems a caricature (especially the Russian student) and with not a good reason to exist (they are all suspects for the murders, that's the clue!) and most of the performances are "wooden" (Wood looks tiny in the central role without the ability to carry out the character) with the exception of Leona Watling (even though her character is irrelevant with the plot). Original music (Goya award) at least (from one of the greatest music composers, Roque Banos) holds the trill and tension to the end


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