203. Keeping Mum (2005)

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6.7 A bit boring
  • Acting 6.7
  • Directing 7.0
  • Story 6.5
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Starring: Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas

Director: Niall Johnson

Running Time: 103 mins


Keeping Mum is a British film about a dysfunctional family in a small country village called Little Wallop who hire a new housekeeper to look after them while all the family members are up to no good, however some strange disappearances occur in the town, and suspicion arises…

This was a good black comedy. It had the right mix of enough joking and farce in it, while being extremely dark and violent at the same time. Also, keeping with the theme of the irony of a deranged serial killer in a nice little country village, which always seems to pop up in our films, was still very well done.

However, the main story of this film was all too predictable to be at all exciting or intriguing. It seemed as if all of the secrets of the story were extremely easy to get within the first half an hour or so, making it often very boring to watch.

Overall, I’ll give this a 6.7 because although it was very funny at points, with some nice violence in it for good measure, I thought it was quite boring and predictable in many parts of the film.

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