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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Score: 7.08 / 10

Release Date: November 10, 2017
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Judy Hofflund, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Gordon, Michael Schaefer, Ridley Scott, Simon Kinberg
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penélope Cruz, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Lucy Boynton, Sergei Polunin, Tom Bateman, Marwan Kenzari
Rating: PG
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 114 minutes

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Murder on the Orient Express movie reviews

  • 7

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 4:39:48 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's most famous work is a breathtaking and faithful one, but with its own flare. The film added action and elements for shock value absent from the book, with some actually giving their desired effect while others felt unnecessary and hindered the flow. While Christie's novel ends abruptly, the film stretches it out to bring that extra bit of emotion to its conclusion which was one of the few additions that actually enhanced the already perfect reference material. The main differences between the book and the film are its characters with a few changing to add diversity to the otherwise caucasian list of suspects. Penelope Cruz's Pilar Estravados replaces the novel's Swedish Greta Ohlsson with Manuel Garcia-Rulfo's Biniamino Marquez replacing the Italian Antonio Foscarelli. John Arbuthnot switches ethnicities to be played by Leslie Odom Jr. These changes make no difference at all, if anything, it strengthens it by addressing racism (and we get the iconic rosé quote from Daisy Ridley because of it). The powerhouse cast is so perfect and every one of them deliver exceptional performances. The real triumph of the film lies with its exquisite cinematography capturing Istanbul's sprawling Byzantine architecture and the alpine wilderness of Western Europe, in addition to the camera work (namely the overhead and tracking shots) and production design which all deserve Oscar recognition.

  • 9

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:01:11 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved the cinematography! Fabulous movie. I had forgotten the whodunnit part and just loved it. Great acting. Great job.

  • 10

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 3:00:47 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Loved the cinematography! Fabulous movie. I had forgotten the whodunnit part and just loved it. Great acting. Great job.

  • 8

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:35:09 AM | (age group: 2-17)

    I read the reviews before I went and wasn't expecting too much. But this is a great movie. Loved it. Beautiful scenery and a very accurate portrait of an Agatha Christie story. Well done. Would see it again.

  • 10

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 7:16:14 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Beautiful cinematography, great acting and, of course, Agatha Christie‘s engaging plot. A Perfect Poirot!

  • 3

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Tuesday, December 5, 2017 9:01:53 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Would have made a better movie for TV. Dull acting, by big stars. Not much suspenders.

  • 10

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Monday, December 4, 2017 11:46:48 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Very enjoyable and clever version of "Oriental Express". Well done!

  • 2

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Monday, December 4, 2017 11:02:00 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Kenneth Branagh should have cast someone else as Poirot. Worst portrayal of Poirot ever. Was David Suchet not available? Or did he turn down this disastrous, over dramatic plot?

  • 1

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sunday, December 3, 2017 5:05:14 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    the mustache with side burns was overplay on a feature you wish to replicate-annoyed me during the entire movie except when I feel asleep during the monotone dialogue-the wit and charm of the original Poirot was missing-boo

  • 5

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, December 2, 2017 4:32:08 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Too centered on Poirot character and not enough on the rest of the characters. I found it rather slow, didn't fall asleep, but heard of others who did. Doesn't compare to the earlier version.