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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.


Kenneth Branagh


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


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


Everyone is a Suspect.


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?


Sir Kenneth Branagh really walked atop an actual train for the scene where Poirot does the same, and despite the addition of a safety wire, he found it properly terrifying "for this fifty-six-year-old actor." See more »


During the effort to find a berth on the Orient Express, attendant Pierre Paul Michel stated passengers already booked all First & Second Classe berths or seats, respectively. Second class passengers would have a separate car from the first class passengers. The train pulled only four cars: a baggage, sleeping, dining, and bar car. During the transit and after the train stopped the film neither shows a second class passengers nor do the characters refer to them, ever. See more »


Edward Ratchett: You see, someone's out to get me. I know I'm not the best guy born. Not by a long shot. And if there's a world after this one, I will face judgment, just like you. But, I ain't in no goddamn rush to do it.
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Referenced in Murder on the Blackpool Express (2017) See more »


Never Forget
Music by Patrick Doyle
Lyrics by Kenneth Branagh
Performed by Michelle Pfeiffer
Piano: Patrick Doyle
Cello: Richard Harwood
Produced by Patrick Doyle
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User Reviews

Shock! Horror!!! Gasp!!!!!
7 May 2019 | by rahuldyllonSee all my reviews

Who knew?? Not every (any) film needs to be remade and remade and remade. Don't make a film if you have no ideas. That is how it works! This film was terrible. It was dull in script and visuals and also made the boring and vapid morals seem even more tired.

What I also suggest is that the eye for an eye stance is immoral and wrong. One crime does not deserve another. It is understood that Poirot brings the set of criminals to justice, but let's not assume that revenge is justified.

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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 »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,681,472, 12 November 2017

Gross USA:


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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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