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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Murder on the Orient Express, set in 1934 begins in Istanbul where Poirot boards the Orient Express. The remaining film, a locked room mystery,, takes place within the carriages of the Orient Express, when it is blocked by an avalanche in Yugoslavia.


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mJJLnk7
May 26, 2020

The original is a classic...if they f%$#ed this up, I'll...probably not give 2 s^%$#.

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Sarahgstone
Feb 25, 2020

This is a great movie and such an amazing story. Although it doesn't compare to David Suchet's version it is pretty good for a Hollywood movie. It gets a little boring during all the 'interviews', but overall I enjoyed this version of the story. Cinematography, acting, visual effects and costumes were all really well done.

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stevania_k
Feb 03, 2020

Agatha Christie’s novels and her character Hercule Poirot are ooold. While the novels are super great, most of the movies or tv series made out of the novels aren’t. This movie is actually the better version of all. But there is no surprise from watching the movie cause you’ve got lots of it from reading the book. Nobody so far can bring Poirot into live. He remains hero in the book.

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fsimas
Oct 25, 2019

The story is very predictable. Got bored.

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PrimVictorian
Oct 09, 2019

This was rather disappointing to be honest and I was desperately wanting to like it more than I did. The Novel is a good read and the David Suchet version is wonderful so I was looking forward to watching this new adaptation. Unfortunately Kenneth Branagh was thrust into my face in nearly every scene and the wonderful subtlety and calm of Poirot is practically nonexistent. Poirot's loveable eccentric routines are terribly over exaggerated and instead of being quirky they are annoying. If not for the frankly alaming mustache I could easily believe the Branagh was portraying a different detective entirely. The film is admittedly very beautifully shot (barring the overhead scenes) but being nicely shot does not a good film make.
My main issue (besides the huge mustached elephant in the room) was that they wrote in parts to the narrative the did not exist in the novel in order to make it more relatable to the modern crowd. Mainly the chase scene and the whole black/white racial tension. This was completely unneeded in my opinion especially the latter. It felt like it was trying to explain a concept that never needed to be explained and was throw in for better approval. Additionally it was completely uncharacteristic since in the novel racism is rife and never actually addressed. Trying to do so in the film takes away from the actual realistic tone of the period and pushes (unnaturally) for a more modern outlook to racist, sexist, and class issues.
In summary avoid this film and go watch the earlier adaptations that are wonderful and stay closer to tone and plot of Christie's novel.

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BAE322
Oct 07, 2019

The cinematography on this film is wonderful. I found it rather annoying that Kenneth Branagh deemed fit to insert himself into almost every scene making the rest of the cast bit players. His mustache got on my nerves so that I wished it grew legs and crawled off his face! The song "Never Forget" is haunting and beautiful. I very much liked the feature on Agatha Christie.

Lovestoread5 Jun 26, 2019

While I LOVE the acting and directing of Kenneth Branaugh, I just wasn't feeling this one. The David Suchet version is the best, in my opinion. I actually did get past the mustaches of Branaugh's Poirot, but the David Suchet version has such suspense, mystery, and drama with it. This one kind of didn't hit the mark.

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AAWebster
Mar 18, 2019

Already watched the older versions (David Suchet, Peter Ustinov) so many times (and the PBS special with David Suchet traveling on the train) that this was in my opinion excellent. Fast moving. Good acting. Loved that it centered on Poirot. Especially loved the added scenery. There was one question to unravel in my opinion BUT in no way takes away from the good ending.

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Linyarai
Feb 10, 2019

I haven't read this book yet so I started watching it knowing nothing, and it was alright. Not super exciting, but I liked the cast and the characters had a lot of potential.

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chamc01
Jan 25, 2019

Agatha Christie was always negative on adaptations of her work and this one must have her rolling in her grave. Wooden, boring characters but the worst is changing Poirot and his motivations. Horrible.

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Mar 16, 2018

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