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The movie is an excellent whodunit and concerns upon one murder in the Orient Express train with Hercules Poirot (Albert Finney) as sleuth-man to solve it . There are many suspects , all support cast : Sean Connery , Ingrid Bergman , Anthony Perkins , Vanessa Redgrave , Jacqueline Bisset , Richard Widmark , Rachel Roberts , John Gielgud , Michael York , etc . Who's the killer? . Poirot is helped by a ¨Watson-alike¨ (Martin Balsam) and they will track down to culprit at the end .
At the beginning of the film talks about a kidnapping and killing a baby similarly to the Lindberg's son and which the murderer was condemned to death row , this one will be related with the death of the train.
The motion picture is only set on two scenarios : the station and train . However this doesn't make boring it.
The runtime movie is overlong : two hours and some but isn't slow-moving and is amount amusing for suspense and tension.
First-rate interpretation specially from Albert Finney and Ingrid Bergman , Oscar winner as best secondary actress .
The set design and costumes are riveting , the flick is magnificently set by that time . Evocative musical score by Richard Rodney Bennett . Geoffrey Unsworth's cinematography is atmospheric and colorful.
Sidney Lumet's direction is fascinating such as ¨12 angry men¨ .
The movie will appeal to suspense enthusiasts and thriller lovers.
Rating: 7,5/10 . Very good
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