Watch Three Blind Mice
- 1 hr 33 min
Three Blind Mice is a 2003 British crime drama directed by Matthew Newton. The film centers around three young Australian naval officers, Mark, Justin, and Andy, who are summoned to attend a hearing regarding an incident that took place while they were on a weekend leave. The hearing is being led by Commander Robertson, who is trying to uncover what happened during their time off and how they ended up with a dead woman in their hotel room. The film primarily takes place through flashbacks as the three friends recount their weekend in Sydney in different perspectives. Mark is a charismatic and flirty ladies' man who is always looking for his next conquest, while Justin is the more level-headed and responsible member of the group, and Andy is the quiet and introverted one who is just happy to be included. As the three friends recount their weekend, it becomes clear that they all have their secrets and agendas. Mark had been pursuing a young woman named Miranda, who had shown interest in Justin. Meanwhile, Andy had been keeping an eye on one of the hotel staff, who he suspected was stealing from the hotel. As the friends continue to tell their stories, it becomes increasingly difficult to tell what is real and what is not. The film also explores the institutional corruption that exists within the Australian Navy. The character of Commander Robertson is shown to be more concerned with protecting the Navy's image than with getting to the truth of what happened during the weekend. He tries to manipulate the testimonies of the three friends, even going so far as to try and intimidate them with threats of dishonorable discharge. The performances in the film are top-notch, with Edward Furlong, Emilia Fox, and Chiwetel Ejiofor all giving nuanced and layered performances. Furlong is particularly effective as the charmer with a hidden dark side, while Fox is excellent as the object of both Mark and Justin's affections. Overall, Three Blind Mice is a gripping, tense, and suspenseful film that keeps the audience guessing until the very end. The non-linear narrative and unreliable narrators keep the viewers on the edge of their seats, and the mix of crime drama and military conspiracy elements make for a truly unique and engaging film.