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
Agatha Christie based the Armstrong story on the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder of 1932. In this movie, the fictitious Colonel Armstrong's wife Sonia Goldenberg Armstrong and her family are Jewish. Charles A. Lindbergh was very anti-Semitic, and in the late 1930s and into the 1940s, he was a Nazi sympathizer who virulently opposed U.S. entry into World War II. See more »
Poirot solves a mystery of a theft in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, announcing his solution in front of the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. Immediately after this, he appears in a port city to travel by boat to Istanbul. Although Jerusalem is landlocked in the desert, he is not supposed to be in Jerusalem, but his travel to the port city (likely Jaffa) is not explicitly shown. See more »
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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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