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The Pale Horse (1997)

When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

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When Mark Easterbrook is accused of murdering a priest, he sets out to prove his innocence. In the process, he discovers a series of deaths, seemingly from natural causes, that may also be involved. Written by Samuel Stoddard <ss1@cisunix.unh.edu>

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Mediocre at best
9 November 2008 | by (Upper St. Clair, PA) – See all my reviews

We rented this expecting to have a cozy evening at home. I came away very disappointed. Most Agatha Christie adaptations are very good, and I was not familiar with this particular story. The first 15 minutes promise an entertaining experience, but then it more or less runs off the tracks.

The writing is pretty poor and should have provided additional exposition. Watching this was like reading a novel and skipping the even numbered chapters. I had only a faint clue as what was going on and could not figure out why the characters were doing or why they were doing it, mostly the latter.

In the future, I will stick to the Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple stories. With them, you know what you are getting and won't be disappointed.


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