MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (Theatrical Release USA 2017)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.2|5.0 Starsìììì

Murder on the Orient Express performs at a higher entertainment value than the 1974 version of this story. Kenneth Branagh interpreted Hercule Poirot well. It is worth a single watch when in the mood for a whodunit story.

Storyline

Poirot attempts to solve another murder.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Kenneth Branagh for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Matthew Jenkins, Dillon Kivo, James Prichard, Aditya Sood, and Hilary Strong for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Young Policeman (Paapa Essiedu), Young Boy (Yassine Zeroual), Hotel Waitor (Asan N’Jie), British Police Chief Inspector (Michael Rouse), Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh), Rabbi (Elliot Levey), Priest (David Annen), Imam (Joseph Long), Armed Policeman (Andy Apollo), British Military Escort (Hadley Fraser), Miss Mary Debenham (Daisy Ridley), Dr. Arbuthnot (Leslie Odom Jr.), Arab Shipmate (Ziad Abaza), Waiter (Nari Blair-Mangat), Waiter (Luke Brady), Old Turk Baker (Miltos Yerolemou), Bouc (Tom Bateman), Prostitute (Kathryn Wilder), Aynesworth (Gerard Horan), Biniamino Marquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), Pilar Estravados (Penélope Cruz), Maitre d’ (Richard Clifford), Edward Ratchett (Johnny Depp), Edward Henry Masterman (Derek Jocobi), Count Rudolph Andrenyl (Sergei Polunin), Italian Fan (Adam Garcia), Countess Elena Andrenyl (Lucy Boynton), Caroline Hubbard (Michelle Pfeiffer), Princess Dragomiroff (Judi Dench), Hildegarde Schmidt (Olivia Colman), and Gerhard Hardman (Willem Dafoe).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?


Yes. While not a great watch, it satisfies the need to see a murder mystery movie for an adult audience. It most likely will be too slow for the younger members of a family.

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