Agatha Reviews

  • Aug 28, 2019

    A bit weird. The Hoffman character was not believable. Husband Christie was odious... but well played. Period settings excellent. Electrical stuff complete nonsense.

    A bit weird. The Hoffman character was not believable. Husband Christie was odious... but well played. Period settings excellent. Electrical stuff complete nonsense.

  • Sep 21, 2017

    Set in Victorian England this film is all about a marriage gone bad, Agatha's, but a new romance begun by Dustin with Redgrave as Agatha Christie. Poignant, slow paced film shows how Agatha disappeared after a terrible argument with her husband (once Bond star) Tim Hutton. Dustin Hoffman as an American journalist visiting England is determined to find Agatha and falls in love with her. Turns out to be an ill fated love however and things get really interesting as Agatha plots her own suicide. The movie didn't move me much until the last half when the action picks up to save Agatha from herself. The ending is poignant and a bit sad. Monsieur Rick

    Set in Victorian England this film is all about a marriage gone bad, Agatha's, but a new romance begun by Dustin with Redgrave as Agatha Christie. Poignant, slow paced film shows how Agatha disappeared after a terrible argument with her husband (once Bond star) Tim Hutton. Dustin Hoffman as an American journalist visiting England is determined to find Agatha and falls in love with her. Turns out to be an ill fated love however and things get really interesting as Agatha plots her own suicide. The movie didn't move me much until the last half when the action picks up to save Agatha from herself. The ending is poignant and a bit sad. Monsieur Rick

  • Dec 28, 2016

    Between a 6/10 and 7/10, a curio item, an art film that wants to be commercial, this mild mystery (about Agatha Christie's disappearance) evoked expectations due to the high-caliber cast of tall Vanessa Redgrave and short Dustin Hoffman.

    Between a 6/10 and 7/10, a curio item, an art film that wants to be commercial, this mild mystery (about Agatha Christie's disappearance) evoked expectations due to the high-caliber cast of tall Vanessa Redgrave and short Dustin Hoffman.

  • Jan 26, 2016

    Good performances but missing a few things.

    Good performances but missing a few things.

  • Oct 25, 2015

    Why is this film not on DVD if it is so popular? It is a classic.

    Why is this film not on DVD if it is so popular? It is a classic.

  • Sep 11, 2015

    well crafted mystery/suspenser based on true events from 1926

    well crafted mystery/suspenser based on true events from 1926

  • May 23, 2015

    Vanessa Redgrave was pretty dull and I lost interest in this movie.

    Vanessa Redgrave was pretty dull and I lost interest in this movie.

  • May 08, 2015

    Starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. Failed exercise in suspense supposes what mystery writer Agatha Christie might have done when she disappeared for eleven days in 1926. Redgrave is Ms. Christie, Hoffman an American journalist in London who tracks her down. The film is worthwhile for their unusual chemistry and for its cinematography, which creates the illusion that we are seeing this story through the mists of time. Future 007 actor Timothy Dalton doesn't leave much of an impression as Christie's husband. Directed by Michael Apted.

    Starring Dustin Hoffman and Vanessa Redgrave. Failed exercise in suspense supposes what mystery writer Agatha Christie might have done when she disappeared for eleven days in 1926. Redgrave is Ms. Christie, Hoffman an American journalist in London who tracks her down. The film is worthwhile for their unusual chemistry and for its cinematography, which creates the illusion that we are seeing this story through the mists of time. Future 007 actor Timothy Dalton doesn't leave much of an impression as Christie's husband. Directed by Michael Apted.

  • May 06, 2015

    A slow fictional explanation of the mysterious disappearance of Christie. It put harrowgate on my list of places to visit though.

    A slow fictional explanation of the mysterious disappearance of Christie. It put harrowgate on my list of places to visit though.

  • Sep 09, 2014

    This movie looks great and Vanessa Redgrave is enchanting, but the story is so damn boring! It's never a good sign when you have to keep stopping the movie to surf the net instead.

    This movie looks great and Vanessa Redgrave is enchanting, but the story is so damn boring! It's never a good sign when you have to keep stopping the movie to surf the net instead.