Murder on the Orient Express is the movie adaptation of one of the Hercule Poirot novels by Agatha Christie. A series of detective mysteries. And begins with all the warmth and brightness of many memorable films from my childhood. Although there is a murder it’s not a gruesome full-screen affair and so a little deviation from the usual horror fare you might get here. I had only vague recollections of the original and no real preconceived ideas or expectations going in.
Murder on the Orient Express
Desperate from a crime-solving break Poirot is requested on another case and so catches a ride on the Orient Express. Little does he know what is about to happen and that once again his brilliant mind will be called into action. Trapped by a derailment, the passengers are going nowhere whilst Poirot first questions and then formulates a solution.
Starring Kenneth Branagh (Dunkirk, Wallander), Tom Bateman (Snatched, Jekyll & Hyde), Dame Judi Dench (Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children, Victoria and Abdul), Olivia Coleman (Flowers, The Crown), Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Daisy Ridley (Ophelia, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Penélope Cruz (American Crime Story, Loving Pablo), Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast, Marshall), Derek Jacobi (Good Omens, Tomb Raider), Willem Dafoe (John Wick, Death Note), and Michelle Pfeiffer (Mother!, Dark Shadows).
Murder on the Orient Express Review Conclusion
I will watch it again: – Murder on the Orient Express is a movie with lots of twists and turns that eventually lead both you and Poirot to the truth. It’s definitely a Sunday afternoon with lots of snacks kinda movie. I have to say the carriages on occasion seemed too wide to be a train and it felt in places a little slow. But otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable movie.
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