Murder On the Orient Express

Murder On the Orient Express

By Kenneth Branagh

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2017-11-09
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 1h 54min
  • Director: Kenneth Branagh
  • Production Company: The Mark Gordon Company
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.99
6.7/10
6.7
From 3,273 Ratings

Description

Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe and Judi Dench, in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery based on the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie. Everyone’s a suspect when a murder is committed on a lavish train ride, and a brilliant detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.

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Reviews

  • Dreadful

    1
    By MarkLeedsUK
    Shame on all of you! If you're considering this then do yourself a favour and get the David Suchet version. This one is dreadful from start to finish. Poor Mrs Christie must be spinning in her grave! Proves that an all-star cast and shedloads of money doesn't guarantee quality. There is a line 'please do not speak you make it worse', what a shame Mr Branagh didn't bear that in mind before his performance of that dreaful accent.
  • appalling...

    1
    By foxyloobs
    I was looking forward to this movie when I heard it was being made and really wanted this to be good, but it was APPALLING!! I really like a lot the individual actors and I always try to give Mr Branagh the benefit of the doubt, but this was so disappointing! Half way through I really didnt care who the murderer was... what a shame....
  • Boring and predictable

    1
    By RossMM
    Saw this in the cinema on its initial release and it’s rubbish. Ending is so predictable, the ‘killer’ is obvious and you can probably guess it half way through like I did, and the movie is really goofy almost as if it’s trying to be the pink panther. Bad plot, bad acting, just a bad movie all round.
  • Not a Terrible Movie But..

    2
    By AnnieCYa
    It’s not a terrible movie & to be fair it’s well enough acted - luckily they didn’t spend too much time focusing on the ‘suspicious’ other characters, experienced actors who devolved into trope often enough. Even Branagh’s depiction of Poirot is not awful (& I enjoyed the Poirot tv series) BUT the ending is just dreadful & so totally at odds with both the origin books & the absolute character of Poirot which never ever deviated from analytical rationale. Apart from the fact that the storyline is a bit light & too slow to develop & allow us, as viewers, to absorb & become privy to the complexity of the situation that Poirot must master & solve...it just becomes, with the resolution & ending, farcical & utterly ridiculous. I imagine Branagh saw this as a chance to imbue Poirot with a sense of feeling & humanity & to show that things are not black & white. Well news for you Branagh - if it ain’t broke don’t fix it!!
  • Poor direction, rubbish film

    1
    By jdheeb
    While it looked like it might be good, the sad reality is that this film is filled with 2D characters, bad acting and irritating alterations. It has none of the finesse of earlier adaptations and the direction is wooden and does nothing for the complexity of the original story.
  • murder on the orient express

    1
    By peter56565656565
    Awful remake. Slow and laboured. Great actors who after 15 minutes must have been queuing up to be murdered. Branagh stars and directs badly. Ridiculous moustache and accent. Given the talent on offer - I was left wondering why they all bothered. Pity.
  • Save your money - do not rent or buy this film!

    1
    By Simon_Fulham
    The worst movie I have seen in a long time. All the stars are full of themselves, the plot hardly hangs together. This was not at all what I was expecting. Avoid
  • Boring. Just, boring.

    1
    By Electricfever
    I never leave reviews, but this film was such a let down that I felt like I had to warn others not to watch it. So so so boring.
  • Enjoyed it more than I expected

    3
    By u307spw3
    Kenneth Branagh made me smile. Shame about the CGI, the avalanche and the guns. Worth a watch.
  • Too many cooks...

    1
    By Antu Asar
    Did they all get paid millions to forget their acting ability for this movie? It’s just so bad, real bad. I’m laughing just thinking about it. The best joke was Kenneth, thinking he could pull off this role as Hercule - hilarious! I wanted him to fall of the train (mind you, his moustache would glide him to safety) We should all get our money back, so we can send letters to the actors, begging them to retire!

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