Review: 'Murder on the Orient Express' [One Minute Review]



Kenneth Branagh's "Murder on the Orient Express" is a sumptuous, elegant, sophisticated failure, a film peppered with good performances but torpedoed by a terrible script. Agatha Christie's most famous novel gets the big-budget treatment, and wonderful costumes, expensive sets, and (just OK) CGI abound, but it is all lost in a meandering, rushed, perplexing storyline. A sequel, "Death on the Nile," has just been announced, so Poirot will return - let's hope the filmmakers solve the mystery as to why this episode feels so hollow.

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  • #1

    Dave E (Wednesday, 22 November 2017 19:29)

    Agreed, just saw this tonight. Had much higher hopes....

  • #2

    Matt H (Wednesday, 22 November 2017 20:05)

    I was really disappointed. They didn't give any clues that would lead the viewer be able to figure anything out. That's the fun of these movies. Instead, they just dumped the final scene in the tunnel on us. There really seems to be alot of plot missing.