MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,198 this week

Sparkling Cyanide (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime  -  5 October 2003 (UK)
5.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.1/10 from 151 users  
Reviews: 8 user

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (from the novel by)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 3301 titles
created 17 Jul 2011
 
a list of 129 titles
created 05 Dec 2011
 
a list of 68 titles
created 29 Feb 2012
 
list image
a list of 40 titles
created 09 Sep 2012
 
a list of 250 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sparkling Cyanide" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 2003)

Sparkling Cyanide (TV Movie 2003) on IMDb 5.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sparkling Cyanide.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dr. Catherine Kendall
...
Col. Geoffrey Reece
...
...
Susan Hampshire ...
...
...
Lia Williams ...
...
Justin Pierre ...
Carl 'Fizz' Fitzgerald
Joseph Scatley ...
Sam Knight (as Joseph Scattley)
...
Maitre D'
Chloe Howman ...
...
Rebecca Knight
Jack Fortune ...
Phillip McCain
Edit

Storyline

In this TV movie, a classic mystery is updated and relocated to a glamorous world of London socialites and secret agents, introducing two unique and compelling investigators and taking us through to the highest corridors of power.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Sparkling Cyanide  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of Agatha Christie: Poirot: The Yellow Iris (1993) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Can I have two hours of my life back, please?
6 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Say what you will about Agatha Christie's prose, but at least she could cobble together a reasonable plot. There were some dreadful Christie movies made in the 1970's and 80's, mainly for the US market. However, more recent treatments for UK TV starring Joan Hickson as Marple and David Suchet as Poirot lifted the game somewhat.

Sparkling Cyanide was far from being Christie's worst book. This movie, on the other hand, is a strong contender for worst adaptation of one of her books.

The dialogue is so stilted that even Christie would blush and the clunking efforts to modernise the story are cringe-making. The writers clearly thought the idea of retired people using mobile phones and email so original that it should serve as a major plot line. The lead actors are miscast and, at times, look as if they are mentally firing their agents as the execrable dialogue sticks in their throats.

The script is leaden, the plot turgid and the final product shameful. Avoid.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Pauline Collins is just dire in this Raphaelite-Girl
Differences jfsredhead
Discuss Sparkling Cyanide (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?