Agatha Christie - Marple: The Moving Finger Reviews

  • Aug 07, 2009

    These stories never fail when you're looking for relaxation with a good mystery. Geraldine McEwan is THE miss Marple for me :)

    These stories never fail when you're looking for relaxation with a good mystery. Geraldine McEwan is THE miss Marple for me :)

  • May 10, 2009

    I don't know what to say about this really, only that it started off wrong and then went on agressively worse from there. Probably one of the worst adaptions of a book I've ever seen. I can't even begin to explain how wrong things were in this movie. It matches to Pride&Prejudice 2005 in its level of adaption. Which is not a praise, mind you! The only good thing about this was that I rather like James D'Arcy's looks. Everything was just so absurd and not at all Christie-like. After this I seriously considered topping myself.

    I don't know what to say about this really, only that it started off wrong and then went on agressively worse from there. Probably one of the worst adaptions of a book I've ever seen. I can't even begin to explain how wrong things were in this movie. It matches to Pride&Prejudice 2005 in its level of adaption. Which is not a praise, mind you! The only good thing about this was that I rather like James D'Arcy's looks. Everything was just so absurd and not at all Christie-like. After this I seriously considered topping myself.

  • Jan 07, 2009

    James D'Arcy gives a snappy performance in an entertainingly experimentive Christie adaptation. The visual style in this one is quite unique.

    James D'Arcy gives a snappy performance in an entertainingly experimentive Christie adaptation. The visual style in this one is quite unique.

  • Jan 02, 2009

    Fantastic - Geraldine McEwan really brings out the mischeviousness of Marple (which is a relief because the character can be a bit annoying). I love how much they have gone to town with this - the colour, casting and detail is wonderful.

    Fantastic - Geraldine McEwan really brings out the mischeviousness of Marple (which is a relief because the character can be a bit annoying). I love how much they have gone to town with this - the colour, casting and detail is wonderful.

  • Nov 04, 2008

    best of all storys...james d'arcy is great

    best of all storys...james d'arcy is great

  • Oct 16, 2008

    Absolutely enchanting - and a dream come true for anyone who likes to play 6 Degrees of Separation with Obscure British Actors! I fell in love with James D'Arcy all over again, never mind he plays a suicidal, sometime drunk who hobbles around looking like death warmed over most of the time. See it even if you're not (yet) a Marple fan - it's charmingly done, wonderfully costumed, and yes, there's even a sprinkle of romance involved. Perfect for a lazy afternoon - I didn't move a muscle for the entire 93 minutes!

    Absolutely enchanting - and a dream come true for anyone who likes to play 6 Degrees of Separation with Obscure British Actors! I fell in love with James D'Arcy all over again, never mind he plays a suicidal, sometime drunk who hobbles around looking like death warmed over most of the time. See it even if you're not (yet) a Marple fan - it's charmingly done, wonderfully costumed, and yes, there's even a sprinkle of romance involved. Perfect for a lazy afternoon - I didn't move a muscle for the entire 93 minutes!

  • Aug 15, 2008

    The most stylish of all the McEwan Marples! A riot of colour.

    The most stylish of all the McEwan Marples! A riot of colour.

  • May 07, 2008

    All Marple movies are great...Still I'm missing one called 4:05 train or something like that

    All Marple movies are great...Still I'm missing one called 4:05 train or something like that

  • Dec 29, 2007

    Although Geraldine McEwan isn't everyone's favourite Marple, this is a pleasant little detective story filmatisation. James D'Arcy does an excellent performance, although unfortunately the director tends to prefer over-acting, making the events and character stereotypes a bit too strong and see-through.

    Although Geraldine McEwan isn't everyone's favourite Marple, this is a pleasant little detective story filmatisation. James D'Arcy does an excellent performance, although unfortunately the director tends to prefer over-acting, making the events and character stereotypes a bit too strong and see-through.