A smart comedy thriller with a sprinkling of Phoebe Waller-Bridge stardust.
Although James Poniewozik in The New York Times isn’t quite sure what it is: “a character study? A rom-com turned fiasco? A dark-humoured fugitive thriller? “Run” is a little of each, not at the same time… But on the strength of its nerve and two strong lead performances, it’s a jittery, often darkly funny ride, propelled by a hellbent, coal-fired plot engine.”
It’s a neat idea, that when an old flame texts you the word “Run” at any time in the future (even 17 years ahead) you will meet them at Central Station. “Mixing sexual farce and Hitchcockian suspense, it unfurls with such speed and vigour that you feel constantly wrong-footed. It’s jittery, sardonic – and quite brilliant” is The Independent’s Patrick Smith’s opinion.
Merrit Wever and Domhnall Gleeson get rave reviews all round for their performances and in Rolling Stone Magazine Alan Sepinwall lauds Wever: “Run feels more explicitly like the star vehicle she’s earned through years of endearingly loopy scene-stealing work in TV and film.” However he cautions that it “is often neither fish nor fowl in its blend of different tones and genres: rarely funny enough when it’s trying to be a straightforward comedy, nor taut enough when it shifts into mystery mode.”
First shown April 2020. You can watch the trailer by pressing play on the show image, or by clicking here.