The big-name cast is a great, nostalgic throwback to the 1950s, when its players' names -- Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Tony Curtis -- graced giant theater marquees.
| Original Score: 3/4
For all her prolificacy, Agatha Christie relied too often on one particular plot twist, and as soon as you recognize her old favorite here, the film loses all interest.
[A] classic murder mystery drama.
A nostalgic throwback to the genteel British murder mystery pix of the 1950s.
Though it's obvious after five minutes that this is a complete no-no, the cinema equivalent of a bellyflop, it exercises a perverse fascination
Both Miss Taylor and Miss Novak, as larger-than-life silver-screen rivals of a certain age, get all wound up for some fancy, high-toned tongue-lashings, but the material isn't up to their power.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The Mirror Crack'd is a thoroughly enjoyable Agatha Christie mystery.
Watching Novak and Taylor lay into each other verbally is a treat. Whether that should be what you come away with from a Miss Marple movie is another consideration.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
[A] stunningly turgid mess.
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 3/5
The good lines make Mirror more fun to watch than it has any right to be.