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Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

Score: 7.07 / 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
Genre: Thriller
Running Time: 114 minutes

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Murder on the Orient Express movie reviews

  • 8

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018 10:10:06 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Great story line

  • 10

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 7:23:03 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    I thought the photography, ambiance and story line were excellent!!

  • 2

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, January 20, 2018 8:11:35 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Worst movie looks like their under budget since the setting was only in the train no suspense at all

  • 9

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:48:18 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Wow , haven't seen a great movie for such a long long time!!!!! The cast was perfect and the scenery was very beautiful! Totally enjoyed it!

  • 9

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:43:43 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    We have been so very disappointed with most of the terribly made movies in recent and "Murder on the Orient Express" surprised us overcoming us like a breath of fresh air! It is absolutely a fabulous movie with beautiful cinematography and excellent acting especially that of Kenneth Branagh who plays Detective Poirot!

  • 2

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Saturday, January 6, 2018 4:10:39 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    With the talent arranged on screen you would think it would garner at least three stars, but it's like bad song sung by a lot of musicians for fundraising. Yeah, they're all there but you really don't care for it.

  • Murder on the Orient Express

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018 11:18:39 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    Kenneth Branagh was miscast as Hercule as he was a quite unbelievable as the French detective. Otherwise the movie was pretty good but I found some of the dialogue was mumbled and hard to make out.

  • 8

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Sunday, December 31, 2017 11:02:30 AM | (Age Not Specified)

    very well done however, did not really care for Poirot character

  • 8

    Murder on the Orient Express

    Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:41:17 PM | (Age Not Specified)

    Good entertainment with quality actors that clarified this action mystery story for me as to who/why done it on the Orient Express.

  • 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.