MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 3,408 this week

The Riddle (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  14 October 2007 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 1,685 users  
Reviews: 39 user | 18 critic

A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

Related News

Jones Worries About Tough-guy Image
| WENN
'Easter Sixteen' Becomes 'Easter Rising'
| IFTN

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2076 titles
created 07 Oct 2011
 
a list of 867 titles
created 27 Nov 2011
 
a list of 502 titles
created 31 May 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 13 Nov 2013
 
a list of 1834 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Riddle" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Riddle (2007)

The Riddle (2007) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Riddle.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Bloody Border (2013)
Action | Horror | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

What do you get when you mix two hit-men brothers, their cocky protege, a couple of injured illegal immigrants, border patrol agents and a few colorful townsfolk in the small border town of... See full summary »

Director: Bryan C. Goff
Stars: Nathan Staveley, Bear Vash, Diana Gomez
Squid Man (2012)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

'I can shoot ink out of my fingers. That's about it really. Sometimes, in pressure situations, I can shoot it out of my toes.' When Squid Man gets downsized out of the Superhero Society, ... See full summary »

Director: Charlie Cline
Stars: Andrew Roth, Laurel Schroeder, Eric Bryant
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Brothers Martina and Luca travel from Las Vegas to Hollywood. Along the way they meet two convicts and Cherie a showgirl who flees his representative. The convicts kidnap Martina and force Luca to carry a 3 billion bag.

Director: Fabio Segatori
Stars: Antonio Cupo, Bianca Guaccero, Caprice Bourret
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two children are kidnapped and held for ransom by a madman. Soon, however, the childrens' father begins to suspect that their mother may possibly have had something to do with the crime.

Director: Bruce Malmuth
Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Max Gail, Harley Cross
Blackout I (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

In the small town of Edison, California, everything is nice and routine. Everyone knows each other, and having a routine life is just fine. Until the day a teenager from the past pops in ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Curtis
Stars: Ken Field, Laurie Curtis, Ryan Curtis
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A single father decides to break his dying wife's last wish to not box again in order to save his young son from certain death.

Director: Mark Mahon
Stars: Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones, Patrick Bergin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Franklin, the best wine salesman in the Yakima Valley, hates his life. His girlfriend is cheating on him, and he doesn't even have the self-respect to tell her that he knows. When he meets ... See full summary »

Director: J. Rick Castaneda
Stars: Dwayne Bartholomew, Kristina Guerrero, Nathan Sapsford
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A highly skilled bodyguard avenging his brother's untimely death uncovers a ring of corruption extending to the highest levels of society and government.

Director: Akan Satayev
Stars: Aitzhanov Berik, Vinnie Jones, Aziz Beyshenaliev
Timelock (1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Munic
Stars: Maryam d'Abo, Arye Gross, Jeffrey Meek
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-convict's plans to turn legit go awry.

Director: Adam Rifkin
Stars: Vinny Argiro, James Caan, Donnie Montemarano
After Image (2001)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The story of a clairvoyant who falls in love with a crime photographer. Soon, both become involved in the search for a pathological murderer.

Director: Robert Manganelli
Stars: John Mellencamp, Terrylene, Michael Zelniker
Played (2006)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An examination of the malevolent London underworld with its despicable criminal underground. Ray (Mick Rossi) just finished an eight-year prison sentence after getting set up. Now he is back on the streets to settle the score.

Director: Sean Stanek
Stars: Val Kilmer, Gabriel Byrne, Vinnie Jones
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mike Sullivan
...
...
Kate Merrill
...
Roberta Elliot
...
Don Roberts CEO
...
D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)
...
Professor Cranshaw
Vera Day ...
Sadie Miller
Mark Asante ...
Dwayne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Lab Technician
Daniel Bartlett ...
Rower
Vincent Bishop ...
Interview Room PC (as Vince Bishop)
Barbara Edwards ...
Receptionist
'Long Bob' Elvin ...
Harry the Hat
John Enright ...
Arresting PC
Edit

Storyline

An ambitious London sports journalist, an enigmatic tramp and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 October 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der geheimnisvolle Code  »

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

UK newspaper the Mail on Sunday bought UK-only DVD rights and distributed the film as the "world's first national newspaper premiere" in September 2007. The paper reported sales up by more than 300,000. See more »

Goofs

When Vinnie Jones Is standing on Derek Jacobi's shoulders to break into the flat, next to the CCTV sign, it is entirely obvious that his weight is not on the shoulders, as his feet seem to be hovering in mid air. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Riddle (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Sex
Composed & Performed by Blair Booth
Courtesy of Audio Network plc
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Utterly dire
17 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Words fail me for this appalling waste of two hours of anyone's life. The story is contrived to the point of complete incredibility.

The acting is leaden and so much of this is laughably dreadful. Vinnie Jones - so wonderful in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is unbearably awful and unbelievable as Mike Sullivan, journalist.

I honestly can't ever remember seeing a worse film. It's only worth watching for the appalling continuity lapses. After Jones is handed a huge beating he emerges without a scratch on him. His girlfriend upends a drink over him and he chases her, emerging from the pub bone dry. It's quite dreadful, made all the worse by the talented actors who appear in it.


31 of 52 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Are the reviews genuine? adrest4
FROM THE PRODUCER (WHO HAS NOT VOTED!) lars-hermann
The ending - What? kee-14
Why does the 'hot' chick have a double chin? musaynoon
Very poor film atari2010
When's it out? PurplePerson88
Discuss The Riddle (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?