Murder on the Orient Express

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In theaters Nov 22, 1974
PG, 2 hr. 7 min.

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Movie Info

Synopsis: Like many of Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express is predicated on an actual event, in this case the Lindbergh kidnapping. In the movie, everyone on board the Orient Express seems
Director: Sidney Lumet
Rated: PG
Running Time: 2 hr. 7 min.
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Theater Release: Nov 22, 1974
DVD Release: Sep 07, 2004

Cast

Albert Finney

Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall

Mrs. Hubbard
Sean Connery

Col. Arbuthnot
Vanessa Redgrave

Mary Debenham
Jacqueline Bisset

Countess Andrenyi
George Coulouris

Dr. Constantine

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Critic Reviews

  • The major fun in watching Sidney Lumet's glitzy version of Agatha Christie is spotting the stars and observing their accents and eccentricties More...
  • Top heavy with suspects but low on thrills. More...
  • All-star murder-mystery fun. More...
  • Only Finney goes to extra length here to play the finicky Poirot, though for some reason Bergman was singled out for an Academy Award. More...
  • Though the ending's pretty obvious, even for those who haven't read the book, you can't deny the power of this cast. More...
  • The real knockout performance comes from Finney, deservedly nominated for an eccentric turn that's unlike anything else he's ever attempted. More...
  • Lumet pulls off an incredible adaptation of a marvelous book. More...
  • 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. More...
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User Reviews

  • This is a film adaptation of one of many of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, and it's one star studded affair. This particular caper...
  • Great cast, but somewhat underutilized. Good mystery.
  • A great Agatha Christie story but this version looks a little dated now.
  • I recently saw this movie because there are so many great stars in it, but that's not always a good idea. This movie is overloaded with stars, and...
  • Great fun! The undeniably best version of any Agatha Christie novel and one of the most enjoyable films ever made. Incredible group of stars perfectly...
  • I do love me a good murder mystery and I used to read Agatha Christie as a kid. And Then There Were None was one of my very favorites and this was...
  • Agatha Christie's ultimate whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century.
  • Albert Finney is marvelous as Poirot in this classy and glamorous whodunit
  • Great cast of legends, Albert Finney does a marvelous job as Poirot, as well as Sidney Lumet's clean direction. overall an insanely entertaining...
  • A superb Agatha Cristie murder mystery classic. Hercule Poirot (Albert Finney) was a weird and greasy detective character. There are huge classic...