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
"A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens is the novel that Hercule Poirot reads along the movie amidst uproarious laughs. See more »
Poirot wears an elaborate mustache protector the first night on the train. The second night, however, he doesn't, which is out of character, seeing as how he psychologically needs everything to be perfect. See more »
Human nature is perverse in its complexity - to plumb it, it takes the right tools.
Miss Mary Debenham:
These are toys, not tools, Hercule. I prefer you put them away.
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Written by Hassan Erraji
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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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