Death on the Nile (1978)
Average Rating: 6.2/10
Reviews Counted: 10
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 2
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Release Date: Sep 29, 1978 Wide
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 8,328
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
Sep 29, 1978 Wide
Feb 27, 2001
EMI Films Ltd.
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Fun, if not cookie-cutter, Agatha Christie-based flick w/Peter Ustinov fine as Det. Hercule Poirot.
A fine Agatha Christie adaptation, made more watchable because of its all-star cast
Death on the Nile is a fine entertainment that is lovely to look at and easy to enjoy.
Not bad if a bit dry.
Okay whodunit suffers by comparison with Murder on the Orient Express.
Audience Reviews for Death on the Nile
- Hercule Poirot: Oh Madam. A word of advice as they say in America 'Take it h-easy'.
- Rosalie Otterbourne: We'll try.
- Andrew Pennington: What the hell is going on?
- Hercule Poirot: We are going through your private papers Sir Isn't that obvious?
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