• PG, 2 hr. 8 min.
  • Mystery & Suspense
  • Directed By:    Sidney Lumet
  • In Theaters:    Nov 22, 1974 Wide
  • On DVD:    Sep 7, 2004
  • Paramount Home Video

Murder on the Orient Express Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
May 3, 2011

The major fun in watching Sidney Lumet's glitzy version of Agatha Christie is spotting the stars and observing their accents and eccentricties

Full Review | Original Score: B
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
March 23, 2008

| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 13, 2007

Top heavy with suspects but low on thrills.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 13, 2005

| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 3, 2005

All-star murder-mystery fun.

| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 15, 2005

Only Finney goes to extra length here to play the finicky Poirot, though for some reason Bergman was singled out for an Academy Award.

Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
November 19, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
November 5, 2004

Though the ending's pretty obvious, even for those who haven't read the book, you can't deny the power of this cast.

| Original Score: 3/5
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
October 23, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
October 19, 2004

| Original Score: 5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 22, 2004

The real knockout performance comes from Finney, deservedly nominated for an eccentric turn that's unlike anything else he's ever attempted.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
July 29, 2004

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004

| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
September 28, 2003

| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 29, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
July 16, 2003

Lumet pulls off an incredible adaptation of a marvelous book.

| Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
May 28, 2003

| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 12, 2003

Much of the film truly does belong to Finney's Poirot -- and to his scenes with Martin Balsam and George Colouris --all of which are endlessly entertaining and fascinating.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002

| Original Score: 3/5
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
January 1, 2000

Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

Variety
Top Critic
March 26, 2009

Derek Adams
Time Out
Top Critic
June 24, 2006

Vincent Canby
New York Times
Top Critic
May 9, 2005


Film4
May 24, 2003


Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Top Critic
January 1, 2000

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