Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

DVD - 2018
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What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again

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Ron@Ottawa
May 25, 2018

I don't carry the baggage of having read the book or seen many versions of the story on films, so I viewed this film from a fairly fresh point of view. With that in mind, I did find it enjoyable, though not great. The setting is gorgeous, and you do have a very large cast of well-known actors in it. Worthy of 2 hours of my time.

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imagenel
May 22, 2018

Oh well... where to begin? Let's try comparing/matching the cast: Pfeiffer as Bacall? Cruz as Bergman? Depp as Widmark? Branagh as Sir Finney, or what's his name the TV actor? Was that mustache certified-Belge? Who are playing Bisset, York, etc, U figure it out. Spotted Leslie Odom Jr. the (good) singer in film, whose role was he playing (a politically-correct Black)? The first 30 minutes were wasted on repeated shots of snow-bound trains instead of grand-entrance of characters at the railway station, all fake-digital shots of course.... The last 20-30 minutes or so introduced new twists, but rather late. To top it all, there was hints of a sequel: Death on the Nile! Who will be Connery, Redgrave, Sir Ustinov, etc. etc.? Stay tuned....

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matcat44
May 17, 2018

This is a very bad movie. Kenneth Branagh and his moustache are ridiculous, over acting by many, poor script. I’m sorry I wasted about 20 minutes on this.

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JoeSmoe
May 13, 2018

This movie has been made so many times it is difficult to understand why it is being done again. This reiteration is tedious whether you already know the plot or not, and for such a verbal film it seems little has been done to make the dialogue understandable. A lot of famous actors, but the performances are mediocre at best.

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Alyxwrites
May 10, 2018

"Overall, I liked the movie, I thought it was fun for the most part. I looks great, the acting is all very well done, the music really helps the movie and I think that it’s pretty standard in terms of being a “whodunnit” type of film. With that said, I do think the movie is a bit boring overall, and it feels too long because there’s not a lot going on and it can lag a bit during scenes..."

For the rest of the review, please copy and paste the link below.
https://alyxwrites.blog/2017/11/15/murder-on-the-orient-express-2017-review/

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Weschesternc
May 06, 2018

A quite poor adaptation in spite of a star studded cast. Poor script, sanitized and politically corrected out of step with the original or its time. Save your time and watch the David Suchet version if you can find it. absolutely head and shoulders above this "actioned up" + "dumbed down" version. Re imagining Poirot as an action hero...dumbest idea yet.

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thebritlass
May 05, 2018

It isn't the classic Christie story - too many changes (an athletic Poirot?) but if you can let that go, it is an enjoyable movie, with great settings, good humor, and a strong cast.

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Spirit_of_Che
May 02, 2018

Perhaps if you've never seen anything by David Suchet you might enjoy this. Way too much computer generated graphics of the train and the mountains etc. The cast was decent, story was as expected but the ending was a bit disappointing. Overall a bit too much Hollywood and not enough England.

I would only recommend this if it was the only DVD available and you were bored.

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CMLibrary_gjd_0
Apr 30, 2018

This was a good version of an oft-told story. Good cast and I do like Branagh as Poirot, even though the mustache is too much on show here. It is nice to see a multi-ethnic cast in this flick which has so many juicy roles. The ending leaves us expecting another, I hope this proves true.

Very nicely done. Ignore the whiners and moaners and complainers comparing it to the version done 40 years ago and Suchet's version for TV. Different times. Different actors. Different media. Those other two were both fine and so is this one. Enjoy. And enjoy the sequel Death on the Nile due in cinemas in November 2019.

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jimg2000
Mar 16, 2018

All the good quotes are in IMDb already:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3402236/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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