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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Mystery | Crime

Most recently watched by sleestakk, zombiefreak, sensoria

Overview

Genius Belgian detective Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an American tycoon aboard the Orient Express train.

Rated PG-13 | Length 114 minutes

Actors

Johnny Depp | Derek Jacobi | Penélope Cruz | Michelle Pfeiffer | Willem Dafoe | Judi Dench | Kenneth Branagh | Joseph Long | Adam Garcia | Olivia Colman | Josh Gad | Gerard Horan | Michael Rouse | Lucy Boynton | Miranda Raison | Sergei Polunin | Marwan Kenzari | Manuel Garcia-Rulfo | Leslie Odom Jr. | Daisy Ridley | Tom Bateman | Kate Tydman | Rami Nasr | Phil Dunster | Andy Apollo | Ziad Abaza | Ekran Mustafa | Hayat Kamille | Lampros Kalfuntzos | Sid Sagar | Jack Riddiford | Asan N'Jie | Matthew Hawksley | Pip Jordan | Yasmin Harrison

Viewing Notes

Perfectly fine adaptation with a good ensemble cast. Branagh is the best here but he gets the most onscreen time. With so many characters few get enough time to do anything. Michelle Pfeiffer probably comes in a distant second. That’s the unfortunate side of casting so many great actors into a story where each has so little to do. Most of it is Poirot chewing up scenery and dialogue on his theories. Again this is fine bc he is the central character and needs to carry a presence.

Given that I already knew the story going in took away much of the suspense and mystery. All the machinations leading up to the final reveal are just okay but pack so little punch bc I knew what was coming. Wonder how this would play if I hadn’t known the outcome.

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