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Murder on the Orient Express Reviews

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November 8, 2017
The idea is that everything will be more interesting if Sean Connery or Ingrid Bergman, rather than the characters they play, is suspected of having committed the foul deed. The device does not work, despite the [actors'] occasionally droll efforts.
November 8, 2017
This is easily the best screen adaptation of an Agatha Christie whodunnit and, for those unfamiliar with either book or film, the solution will take your breath away.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2017
As with all Agatha Christie stories, the solution to the mystery is rather ingenious. You may or may not see that solution ahead of time, but it hardly matters. The real joy in her work are the questions rather than the answer.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 8, 2017
Very enjoyable, but frankly, too many stars for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 7, 2017
Wonderfully glamorous, classic whodunit still entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 18, 2017
What it needs to make it work is a strong cast, and this version certainly succeeds in that regard.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 20, 2015
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.
May 3, 2011
The major fun in watching Sidney Lumet's glitzy version of Agatha Christie is spotting the stars and observing their accents and eccentricties
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 26, 2009
Agatha Christie's 1934 Hercule Poirot novel has been filmed for the first time in a bygone film style as it seems to be some treasure out of a time capsule.
February 13, 2007
Top heavy with suspects but low on thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 24, 2006
The formula can't fail: a first class journey on the '30s Orient Express, meticulous detail, a murder with all suspects aboard. In fact, the most suspect thing is the comfortable complacency of it all.
May 9, 2005
[A] terrifically entertaining super-valentine to a kind of whodunit that may well be one of the last fixed points in our inflationary universe.
April 3, 2005
All-star murder-mystery fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 15, 2005
Only Finney goes to extra length here to play the finicky Poirot, though for some reason Bergman was singled out for an Academy Award.
November 5, 2004
Though the ending's pretty obvious, even for those who haven't read the book, you can't deny the power of this cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Lumet overcomes his difficulties in great style, and we're never for a moment confused (except when we're supposed to be, which is most of the time).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2004
The real knockout performance comes from Finney, deservedly nominated for an eccentric turn that's unlike anything else he's ever attempted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2004
Beautifully made and full of good one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2004
Without a doubt Orient Express is a vastly entertaining film.
July 16, 2003
Lumet pulls off an incredible adaptation of a marvelous book.
| Original Score: 4/5
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