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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 he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual ... Young Boy
... Hotel Waiter
... British Police Chief Inspector
... Hercule Poirot
... Rabbi
... Priest
... Imam
... Armed Policeman
... British Military Escort
... Miss Mary Debenham
... Dr. Arbuthnot
... Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Waiter
Luke Brady ... Waiter
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Storyline

Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world decides to leave 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 able of committing such crime. Will he solve this murder before the train starts working again? Written by DoomRanger

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Everyone is a Suspect.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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

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Murder on the Orient Express  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$102,826,543

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$351,715,237
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| (70 mm prints)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Christie based the Armstrong story on the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder of 1932. In film, the fictitious Col. Armstrong's wife Sonia Goldenberg Armstrong and her family are Jewish. Lindbergh was very anti-Semitic and in the late '30s & into the '40s; he was a Nazi sympathizer who virulently opposed U.S. entry into World War II. See more »

Goofs

Although most of the movie plays out in winter in the mountains, none of the characters take special precautions with regards to warm clothing, none seem to mind the cold, and none of them have visible breath as they should in such cold environment. See more »

Quotes

Pilar Estravados: Wine is where the devil finds his darlings.
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Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 6 March 2018 (2018) See more »

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Any Old Time
Written by Artie Shaw
Performed by Billie Holiday with Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Unfortunately Mediocre.
11 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the cast line-up for this film, I thought it was going to be a masterpiece. Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp etc. The list goes on. But, it goes to show that a brilliant cast cannot make-up for mediocre.

I'm being careful to avoid spoilers here! The film starts with a relatively entertaining light-hearted action sequence which brings Poirot to the forefront of the story-line. But, it quickly goes downhill from here. We are then introduced to the rest of the cast and we quickly learn they all have their own stories.

After this though, the film becomes incredibly dull and slow. This remake is completely unnecessary and tedious

I have only given it 5 stars because I have significant respect for Agatha Christie's Poirot and it is only the base story-line which rescues it. Boring acting and predictable plot-twists.

Most definitely mediocre.


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