Murder On The Orient Express Movie Review

Agatha Christie is among the most beloved and respected of mystery writers.

This weekend, the newest adaptation of her book, Murder On The Orient Express hit theaters.

When Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp) is found dead, it is up to Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) to figure out who the killer is. Is it Mary Debenham (Daisy Ridley), Hector MacQueen (Josh Gad), Caroline Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer) any other of the passengers on the train?

I have not read any of the Agatha Christie books, nor have I seen the previous adaptations, so this review is strictly based on this movie.  While the cast is clearly the best that Hollywood can offer and Kenneth Branagh is no slouch in the directing department, the movie is a bit slow around the second act. While the ending was a bit surprising, the film is not as exciting as the trailer made it out to be.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

Murder On The Orient Express is presently in theaters. 

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2 responses to “Murder On The Orient Express Movie Review

  1. I saw the movie on Friday at 11:30 at night but might have fallen asleep some. So I want to see it again. I loved the book before seeing the movie

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  2. bookheathen

    The casting of the earlier movie used the same ‘best that Hollywood can offer’ approach. Unfortunately, I think the story has passed its sell-by date (as a movie anyway). Like ‘The Mousetrap’ play, nearly everyone knows who dunnit.

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