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
From 2,379 Ratings


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.



  • Not good enough

    By Rinker 242
    Quite an empty film - as one reviewer said, there was no character development. Some nice photography but that's about it.
  • Just dreadful

    By plannedserendipity
    The plot is ridiculous, the directing is terrible and Kenneth Branagh shouldn’t be in the lead role. What a waste of a good cast.

    By Howiebabycoocachoo
    Only managed to trudge through half of it (perhaps I'll try re-visit it if I'm - really - desperate one evening). Kenneth "MDF" Branagh is totally miscast as Poirot, even if one allows for his character to be "re-invented" (yawn). The problem is, Branagh is all over this movie like a rash: he stars in it, directs it - and even co-produces it. (If you watch this in a cinema, he could also be selling the ice creams and running the projector.) This autocratic overindulgence inevitably means that no one, (without being sacked, of course) is going to face up to the mighty Kenneth and say: "Look, Ken, remove that idiotic false moustache, give the production money to charity and take the cast for a meal to apologise". Message to the film studios: Don't mess with the classics - it's the uncreative, lazy option that usually leads to disaster (Twelve Angry Men; Sergeant Bilko etc etc).
  • A beautifully shot murder mystery.

    By Jak Luke Sharp
    I wasn’t expecting much with Branagh’s remake of Murder on the Orient Express, and going in with that mindset I got exactly what I wanted, if not a little more. The film looks rather terrific in its 65mm glory, shame filmmakers don’t exploit such film nearly enough anymore. Performances are relatively good, nobody stands out from the norm, aside from Branagh taking the spotlight. He’s charismatic and plays with the comedy well, if not a little too much. I hate to say it but Daisy Ridley once again proves she really can’t do much, if anything at all, a shame that her standard and calibre just isn’t at the level everyone had hoped. Her delivery is so incredibly wooden, always feeling like she’s reading off a script. Cruz really has nothing to do, nor does Pfeiffer and that can be said mostly for all the cast, but ultimately they put no foot wrong.
  • How many remakes of this ?

    By revoxx
    Too many. All good cast sure; but as tired as the bannisters on the staircase.
  • Relevant for a modern audience

    Thrilling and beautiful filming
  • Don’t bother

    By dozytwin
    Perhaps it’s because I know the original too well, but this remake made me squirm. I’m not sure what it was trying to achieve but it was tedious beyond belief. Terrible. Stick to the 1974 version; The all-star cast in that, with Albert Finney as Poirot and a stunning soundtrack is actual perfection.
  • Snore

    By Winthrop110
    Too slow, overated. Pretty awful really
  • Great film - but the 1974 version remains superior

    By Streetworker01
    Murder On The Orient Express is a classic of the genre. A fiendishly brilliant plot, with one of the most stunning denouements (for those who don’t know it) in crime fiction. The book saw Agatha Christie at the peak of her powers, and the 1974 film - with its magnificent score - is one of the best crime films of the 70s. So this new version had a lot to live up to, and my expectations were not high. However, this is splendid entertainment, with professional standards about as high as one can expect. Branagh’s Poirot takes a little getting used to, but he plays it with a sly humour which eventually wins one over. The rest of the stellar cast is, as one might expect, superb, and although some changes have been made to some of the characters, none of it really jars. An unexpectedly wonderful film, then, but the 1974 film pips it. Just.
  • Ok but not amazing

    By Will_S.
    This was a reasonably good film, it had a bit of a ‘made for tv’ feel rather than a cinematic feel. I have to say it was not much better than a typical Agatha Christie you might see on the tv.