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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 November 2017 (USA)
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When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

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When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

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Everyone is a suspect

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Murder on the Orient Express  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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AUD 3,851,171 (Australia) (12 November 2017)
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When Poirot is interrogating Daisy Ridley's character he remarks "It fractures the soul to kill another human being." Kenneth Branagh played Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Lord Voldemort, the central antagonist of the Harry Potter series of books/films, keeps himself alive by literally separating pieces of his soul through murder and hiding the fragments in meaningful objects. The first of which (though it is not realized til much later) is discovered in this very installment. See more »

Goofs

Between Vinkovci (last stop before the murder) and Brod (today Slavonski Brod, the final stop in the movie) there is roughly 70km of a totally flat railroad. Nowhere near the alpine/mountain/snowy setting that it is depicted in the movie. See more »

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Hercule Poirot: [from trailer] My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.
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Never Forget
Music by Patrick Doyle
Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
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10 November 2017 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

Difficult Kenneth Branagh makes, produces, and stars in good movies, and this version of Murder on the Orient Express features impressive sets, beautiful scenery, and lovely period clothes. An impressive case features Penélope Cruz, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, and Kennth Branagh as Hercule Poirot. I think those who are not familiar with Agatha Christie, Poirot, or the story may very well like this movie.

I, on the other hand, was massively disappointed, especially by Branagh as a sort of English upper-class colonel with a stick-on cavalry moustache and by the needless addition of an introductory scene at the Wailing Wall. But I am prejudiced. I read the 1934 novel decades ago and again more recently. I liked the 1974 star-studded version with Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Jacqueline Bisset, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Anthony Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, and Michael York—despite the fact that Albert Finney was a very poor version of Christie's Hercule Poirot.

In my opinion, the 2010 television version of the story starred David Suchet as the definitive Poirot, and the ending was far and away the best of all the versions with which I am familiar. So I think Christie fans may want to skip this edition of the classic.


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