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Death on the Nile (1978)

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Release Date: Sep 29, 1978 Wide

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Peter Ustinov began his long association with the Hercule Poirot character of murder mystery novelist Agatha Christie with this lavish but financially disappointing follow-up to the popular Murder on the Orient Express (1974). During a luxurious pleasure cruise down the Nile aboard a lavish vessel populated with wealthy passengers, widely despised heiress and home wrecker Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles) is murdered. Also aboard is famed Belgian detective Poirot (Ustinov) and his taciturn traveling

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Anthony Shaffer

Feb 27, 2001

EMI Films Ltd.

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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (2) | DVD (12)

Fun, if not cookie-cutter, Agatha Christie-based flick w/Peter Ustinov fine as Det. Hercule Poirot.

February 21, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

A fine Agatha Christie adaptation, made more watchable because of its all-star cast

August 18, 2006
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Death on the Nile is a fine entertainment that is lovely to look at and easy to enjoy.

January 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Not bad if a bit dry.

April 13, 2003
Your Movies (cleveland.com)

Okay whodunit suffers by comparison with Murder on the Orient Express.

December 29, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Death on the Nile

Great locations (that may not even be available for filing these days), really great costumes, thrilling story with a surprise ending. What more could you want?! Lansbury is marvelously over-the-top as a faded lush. Ustinov really is the best Poirot ever bringing both humor and gravity when needed. On the down side: Niven plays his usual, shallow stock character; and the poorly-rendered foreign accents are a bit distracting. (I'm looking at you, Jack Warden!) Bette Davis struggles a little, but she still pulls it off. Despite the minor faults, it's a thoroughly enjoyable film.
September 19, 2013
cchclaw

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Not nearly as good as Murder On the Orient Express, even a step down from Evil Under the Sun, but colorful Christie tale with fine production values and a good cast with Angela Lansbury, Bette Davis and Maggie Smith standing out. One of the problems is overlength another is a too deliberate pace but if yo're a mystery fan still a worthwhile watch. Ustinov of course is perfect as Poirot.
June 29, 2010
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jay nixon

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This is pretty great TV Movie based upon the Novel written by Agath Christie with late Sr.Peter Ustinov and Angela Lansberry as a Alcoholic widow. It was funny to see Lanburry as an Alcoholic.
December 14, 2009
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Wahida K

Super Reviewer

It's an old-fashioned Whodunit which IS a bit dated, but the story is still good
December 6, 2008
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Tom Ericksen

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    1. Hercule Poirot: Oh Madam. A word of advice as they say in America 'Take it h-easy'.
    2. Rosalie Otterbourne: We'll try.
    – Submitted by Daniel R (22 months ago)
    1. Andrew Pennington: What the hell is going on?
    2. Hercule Poirot: We are going through your private papers Sir Isn't that obvious?
    – Submitted by Daniel R (22 months ago)
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