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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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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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Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was able of committing such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again? Written by DoomRanger

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Everyone is a Suspect.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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3 November 2017 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en el Expreso de Oriente  »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,681,472, 12 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,756,107, 15 February 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Kenneth Branagh and Willem Dafoe have both appeared in the Jack Ryan film series. Dafoe appeared in Clear and Present Danger (1994), while Branagh appeared in and directed Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). See more »

Goofs

In the Italian version of the movie, when making his offer to hire Poirot, Mr. Ratchett says: "Italians, third world!". The term "Third world" was created during the Cold War by Alfred Sauvy in an article published in the French magazine L'Observateur on 1952 referring to unaligned countries with either Soviet bloc or the NATO bloc.. long time after 1934 when the movie takes place. See more »

Quotes

Hercule Poirot: I see evil on this train.
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MERRY-GO-ROUND
Written and Performed by Duke Ellington
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By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Agatha would be aghast
8 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Although the story remains fairly true to the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie, this third screen adaptation (following adaptations in 1974 and 2001) is a bit of a mess. And that's putting it mildly. Worse, and as ironical as it sounds, the film loses steam even before the titular locomotive pulls out of the first act. An all- star cast lead by director Kenneth Branagh himself isn't enough, even with the latter portraying Belgian master detective Hercule Poirot who turns out to be more moustache than man. Which is sad, given that literary crime fiction has Poirot second only to Arthur Conan Doyle's super sleuth on 221B Baker Street. But in this film, Christie's most famous character is reduced to a mumbling idiot who would rather set both feet in horse poop just to make a half-baked point about order and balance.

Shot on 65mm film, aerial vistas of a train trudging through the Alps sure looks pretty. The production design also boasts of lavish set pieces, plush backdrops, and costumes tailored to that era. But really, all we want is an old fashioned murder mystery. Perhaps an amazing display of deductive reasoning before arriving at a twist ending? Surely, that isn't too much to ask. Add the mouthwatering cast in a plot that thickens into one of the most ingenious yet baffling cases penned by Christie and we have a first class whodunit in this day and age of cinema. But as it turns out, this was indeed asking for too much. Like the bloodied victim, something dies very early in the film. And that's before the story starts juggling the remaining 12 suspects into the 12 agonizing labours of Hercules. Or was it Hercule? Either way, Agatha would be aghast.


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