Murder on the Orient Express

Murder on the Orient Express

DVD - 2018
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What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone is a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2018]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Call Number: DVD MUR

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KBN2
Jan 14, 2019

I have to say I found this terribly boring. I kept skipping ahead to see if it got better and it never did. Also, from what I saw, it strayed from the book. Not worth my time.

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Onewhoissaved
Jan 13, 2019

I was sorely disappointed in this film from start to finish. Maybe the 1974 film with Albert Finnery portraying Hercule Poirot along with a real all star cast doomed my critical disappointment here. After the train becomes in effect wrecked during a snow slide and there is no heat for days the passengers are acting as though nothing is actually bothering them outside of the delay. Watching Branagh walking around without a winter coat is silly. No. I was not favorably taken with the film at all. Kenneth Branagh directed the film, produced the film, starred in the film, and ought to pleased with himself. This film cost $55 million and made $352.8 million at the box office.

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oPod
Dec 27, 2018

A film as overblown and fake as Hercule's pompous mustache. Stuffed too full of famous and talented actors for its own good. Smugness levels rose to extraordinary highs.

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Ace4aDay
Dec 21, 2018

This film couldn't decide whether to deliver an epic cinema or a made-for-TV feel. One moment you were soaring among the eagles with grand shots of locomotives in the mountains. The next, you are on a poorly designed sound stage with unconvincing green screen backgrounds. The script had so many modern words and phrases that it obliterated any sense of being in the 1920s. Director and lead, Kenneth Branagh, delivers a fairly convincing rendition of celebrity detective Hercule Poirot. It seemed that Branagh spent so much time trying to get his character right, the fact that his co-stars' performances ranged from painful to comical didn't matter. The casting of many of the actors is questionable considering the pool of talent here. Many of them just didn't fit the parts. Disappointment was all I was left with in the end.

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nivlem
Dec 11, 2018

It's hard to review this film without comparing it to the two other versions I've also seen recently. Branagh's version is so beautiful (and star-studded, of course) but I have to say it lacks the emotional intensity of the David Suchet TV version from 2010.

Poirot is in real turmoil when faced with the truth of this case in Suchet's version; by comparison, Branagh hardly seems bothered. But then again, Branagh captures Poirot better than Albert Finney did in the 1974 version.

All three productions have major stars in the supporting roles but here I'd give the edge to the Finney version: Bacall, Bergman, Bisset, Connery, Redgrave, Gielgud and so on.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Nov 12, 2018

Keeps you guessing until the end (although my husband had it figured out from the get-go). It's amazing how things get tied up at the very end.

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Bookafterbook
Nov 11, 2018

David Suchet, the archetypal Poirot, or Albert Finney, a very interesting portrayal; however Kenneth Branagh has missed the mark with this horrible reinterpretation of Poirot in this Agatha Christie classic. Please don't waste your time on this version. It features a basket of big acting names shaken together and a mess is the regrettable outcome.
Truly a waste of time. If you want to see Branagh at his best see his Much Ado About Nothing with then wife Emma Thompson or his Hamlet. And if you want to see a great Johnny Depp see him in the Departed. He appears to be carrying that character into this role. As for the other actors they either do not need their greats listed (Judi Dench, Olivia Colman), or there is unfortunately nothing I can recommend.

This was a terrible mistake and for an Agatha Christie and Poirot fan like myself it is a waste of time. There are better choices.

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Dr_Alex
Nov 11, 2018

An unforgivable waste of acting talent on this revisionist version of the story. Also, the unconscionable mutation/fusion of characters is an insult to the memory and genius of the lady who has personified "who done it" for generations. Watch the 1972 or the 2017 versions available at the library and toss this one in the trash heap of manipulative agenda-driven Hollywood movies.

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AmyEighttrack
Oct 27, 2018

I don't usually like to waste my time on negative reviews. Here, I will make an exception.
What a disappointment!
If you haven't seen this story yet, skip this one and see the 1974 theatrical release instead. More drama, less fluff; less 1/2 second attention span.
Note to the filmmakers: a lot of quick cuts and allusions to the glamourous good life do not equal repeated viewings.

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readyrisa
Oct 09, 2018

Wha a waste of a stellar cast ensemble...sooo BORING!

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