Death on the Nile

2022, Drama/Crime, 2h 7m

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Old-fashioned to a fault, the solidly entertaining Death on the Nile is enlivened by its all-star cast and director-star Kenneth Branagh's obvious affection for the material. Read critic reviews

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Death on the Nile's pacing isn't perfect, but this all-star mystery has a great cast and plenty of entertaining twists. Read audience reviews

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Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot's Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

Cast & Crew

Kenneth Branagh
Hercule Poirot
Gal Gadot
Linnet Ridgeway Doyle
Armie Hammer
Simon Doyle
Emma Mackey
Jacqueline de Bellefort
Ali Fazal
Andrew Katchadourian
Russell Brand
Dr. Bessner
Sophie Okonedo
Salome Otterbourne
Letitia Wright
Rosalie Otterbourne
Dawn French
Mrs. Bowers
Jennifer Saunders
Marie Van Schuyler
Rose Leslie
Louise Bourget
Michael Green
Screenwriter
Mark Gordon
Executive Producer
Simon Kinberg
Executive Producer
Matthew Jenkins
Executive Producer
James Prichard
Executive Producer
Mathew Prichard
Executive Producer
Haris Zambarloukos
Cinematographer
Patrick Doyle
Original Music
Jim Clay
Production Design
Abi Groves
Set Decoration
Paco Delgado
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  • Apr 04, 2022
    I am admittedly not the world's biggest Agatha Christie fan, so once again reader, as you did with my review of 2017's Murder on the Orient Express remake, take my critique with caution, especially if you are a fan of the illustrious author's many drawing room murder mysteries. Kenneth Branagh returns as director and as the world's greatest detective, Hercule Poirot, with arguably the world's greatest mustache (as I said in 2017, it appears like his mustache has grown its own mustache). Death on the Nile takes the murder-on-mode-of-transport formula and leaves us with a gaggle of red herrings and suspects to ponder until the inevitable big conclusion where our smartypants detective reveals everything we had no real chance of properly guessing no matter the clues. Again, these kinds of impossible-to-solve mysteries are not for me, but I know others still find antiquated pleasures with them (Christie was the best-selling author of the twentieth century after all). What I don't find as pleasing, and I'm sure even ardent whodunit fans would agree, is how cheaply this whole production looks. The budget was almost twice as much as Orient Express but it's really a chintzy-looking cruise ship with one of the most obvious green screens for a big budget film. It takes away from the grandeur quite a bit, especially knowing the original 1978 movie was shot on location in Egypt. Another aspect that didn't work for me was the added back-story for Poirot, including the explanation for why he grew his preposterous mustache. Did we need a mustache origin story? Did I need an attempt to better humanize this fastidious detective? If you were a fan of the overly serious and stately Orient Express, and of Christie in general, I'm sure there's enough to recommend a new Death on the Nile. Branagh clearly has passion for this character and as a steward of this cherished material. However, for me, it took too long to get the movie really rolling, the characters were too lackluster, and there are too many tonally bizarre and uncomfortable moments, like Gal Gadot quoting Cleopatra while being, I guess, dry humped by Armie Hammer against an Egyptian relic. As Poirot's mustache, which will be given top-billing in the third film, would say, "Yikes." Nate's Grade: C
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  • Feb 21, 2022
    A enjoyable thriller/Mystery with good twists and turns and great acting especially Branagh as Periot. The scenery was breathtaking and the script is methodic and ends with great crescendo. I did maybe like his version of Murder on the Orient express a bit more but do recommend this installment. 02/20/2022
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  • Feb 14, 2022
    This overly lavish production does make you appreciate the workman like efficiency of the 1978 film adaptation. Also I am befuddled as to why this case now has to be "personal" for Poirot.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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