Murder on the Orient Express Reviews
That was one of the gripes I had with this film. It was made in another era and therefore I didn't physically recognise some of the star names with the exception of Sean Connery of course!
The production looks lavish. Director Sidney Lumet is perhaps best known for his jury drama '12 Angry Men' in the black and white era. I watched and was extremely impressed with that film so I perhaps expected more here.
Albert Finney plays detective Hercule Poirot complete with slicked back hair and elaborate moustache!
Finney is unrecognizable from his role of Kincade in the 2012 James Bond movie 'Skyfall.'
I've never been really into detective films/dramas and never indulged in Cleudo despite been married to a Mrs. Peacock.
I will probably check out the latest version which boasts an equal all-star cast.
I made the mistake of attempting to watch 'Blade Runner 2049' before watching the original 'Blade Runner' film so was determined to not make the same mistake again.
The big name cast adds some glamour to what is otherwise a pretty dull screenplay. I mean there is only so much you can do in a single railway carriage with 12 suspects to a murder.
I'm glad I watched this version first. I'm hoping it will increase the experience of watching the new 2017 version.
during the trip a man is murdered and the train is stuck near a snow avalanche
Hercule Poirot is then asked to investigate the mystery and everyone is a suspect
do they all have something in common with one another? was the crime committed by one assailant or more? the opening also lays the foundation for a small girl who died years prior so that may have a deep connection as well
it's a very big cast with some of the 1970's most popular talent from Albert Finney to Vanessa Redgrave to Anthony Perkins to Sean Connery
keep in mind this is more of an ol'-fashioned murder mystery and it's very dialogue-heavy but it's interesting to see this detective piece together everything leading to one hell of a reveal
the actors are top-notch, the suspense is clever, and it feels more light-hearted than today's darker stories
still a classic case of who-dunnit at it's finest