Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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as Hercule Poirot
as Mrs. Hubbard
as Col. Arbuthnot
as Mary Debenham
as Countess Andrenyi
as Dr. Constantine
as Antonio Foscarelli
as Princess Dragomiroff
as Hildegarde Schmidt
as Count Andrenyi
as Cyrus Hardman
as Chief Attendant
as Pierre Michel
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Critic Reviews for Murder on the Orient Express
I'm as fond of "production values" as the next fellow, maybe fonder, but I don't wish to be force-fed them by a soulless dietitian who knows what I as a consumer ought to want.
The major fun in watching Sidney Lumet's glitzy version of Agatha Christie is spotting the stars and observing their accents and eccentricties
All-star murder-mystery fun.
Only Finney goes to extra length here to play the finicky Poirot, though for some reason Bergman was singled out for an Academy Award.
Though the ending's pretty obvious, even for those who haven't read the book, you can't deny the power of this cast.
Audience Reviews for Murder on the Orient Express
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 follows Detective Poirot as he investigates the titular event: a wealthy man is found dead on the train, the Orient Express. There's a number of possible suspects, each with their own motives, and it's up to Poirot to figure out who is responsible. Albert Finney is Poirot, and some of the other major players include LAuren Bacall, Ingrid BErgman, Sean Connery, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Widmark, Vanessa Redgrave, and many more. The film is a good bit of fun, and it has a nice look to it, with some decent shooting, and yeah, the central murder mystery is decently engaging too. I'll admit that things get a little slow, bogged down, and a tad bit boring in the middle, but if you happen to fall asleep, things get wrapped up and summarized before the big finish, so that's okay too. All in all, this is a fun, ensemble spectacle that you should give a watch.
Great cast, but somewhat underutilized. Good mystery.
A great Agatha Christie story but this version looks a little dated now.
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