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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 10 November 2017 (USA)
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When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

Director:

Kenneth Branagh

Writers:

Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paapa Essiedu ... Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual Yassine Zeroual ... Young Boy
Asan N'Jie ... Hotel Waiter
Michael Rouse ... British Police Chief Inspector
Kenneth Branagh ... Hercule Poirot
Elliot Levey ... Rabbi
David Annen ... Priest
Joseph Long ... Imam
Andy Apollo ... Armed Policeman
Hadley Fraser ... British Military Escort
Daisy Ridley ... Miss Mary Debenham
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Dr. Arbuthnot
Ziad Abaza ... Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Waiter
Luke Brady Luke Brady ... Waiter
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Storyline

Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to travel on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was capable of committing such crime. Written by DoomRanger

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Everyone is a Suspect.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Malta | USA

Language:

English | French | German | Arabic

Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder on the Orient Express See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,681,472, 12 November 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,826,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$352,789,811
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Kenneth Branagh and Sir Derek Jacobi played the role of Hamlet on film and stage, as well as directing each other in their interpretations of the famous Shakespeare tragedy. Branagh appeared in Jacobi's stage production in 1988 (with the Renaissance Theatre Company), and then went to star and direct in the 1996 big screen adaptation of the play, with Jacobi appearing as King Claudius. Jacobi played Hamlet in 1979 for a stage production that toured Europe and Australasia, and later reprized the role in a television adaptation aired by the BBC in 1980. Coincidentally, Paapa Essiedu (an extra who appears as a police officer guarding the Wailing Wall at the start of the movie) also played the role of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2016. See more »

Goofs

Late in the movie when Dr. Arbuthnot confronts Poirot with a handgun he employs a two handed grip on the gun colloquially know as tea cup or cup and saucer method. This method of handgun shooting was not taught until WW 2. A WW 1 military trained shooter like Dr. Arbuthnot would have been taught to shoot a handgun with a one handed grip exclusively. See more »

Quotes

Edward Ratchett: Please tell me you didn't do this.
Edward Henry Masterman: If I were to leave something unpleasant on your pillow, sir, it would not be a letter.
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Connections

Referenced in Writer's Block (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get a Kick Out of You
Written by Cole Porter
Performed by Leo Reisman and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Kept me guessing throughout!
4 November 2017 | by arsenalboy-17374See all my reviews

I went to see Murder on the Orient Express last night and this is my review. I am rating it 7/10

A quick overview of the film is that someone is murdered on the Orient and the worlds best detective played brilliantly by Kenneth Branagh must solve this case with caution and intelligence.

The film starts smoothly with some laughs produced by Kenneth. We meet every character before the train journey and that's when the guessing begins.

I really enjoy a film that keeps you guessing and gives you a few unexpected twists. The orient certainly delivers that.

Pros: Few well timed laughs, Kenneth Branagh is fantastic, Guessing Twists, Being focused on what is going on Lovely scenery, Great cast and an intense story.

Cons: To be honest, with the type of film it is and plot. There isn't anything bad I can say about it because it delivered Agatha Christie's story very well.

An entertaining watch for those who like a mystery film with a strong cast and to be engaged throughout but getting you to guess at most stages of the film.

I guessed loads but was wrong!

Thank you and hope you enjoy this review


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