Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie5 stars to Agatha Christies Murder on the Orient Express. I chose to read this Christie spectacular after finishing And There Were None. Shes such a treasure - never disappoints.
A train. A murder. Multiple suspects. Nearly an alibi for everyone. But wait, theres a motive for everyone. How did this seemingly impossible murder occur? Hercule Poirot knows.
Well, Im glad he did because I was stumped! But with good reason as this plot twist will have your knickers locked down (and not just in a bunch!).
The plot is just too delicious. The characters are just fascinating. No modern day electronics. No ability to research anything other than by asking questions. And Christie wrote this nearly 100 years ago. Thats why its a 5 for me -- its pure good storytelling without anything in the way.
Murder On the Orient Express
A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world's greatest detective -- Hercule Poirot -- arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. Tracking down a streaming service to buy, rent, download, or view the Kenneth Branagh-directed movie via subscription can be confusing, so we here at Moviefone want to take the pressure off. Now, before we get into the various whats and wheres of how you can watch 'Murder on the Orient Express' right now, here are some specifics about the Scott Free Productions, The Mark Gordon Company, Kinberg Genre mystery flick. Here's the plot: "A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train.
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Agatha Christie's classic whodunit about a group of sinister strangers stranded on a train where murder strikes and everyone's a suspect. No hidden fees, equipment rentals, or installation appointments. Start Your Free Trial. New subscribers only. You May Also Like. The Snowman.
The elegant train of the s, the Orient Express, is stopped by heavy snowfall, with many passengers. A murder is discovered, and Poirot's trip home to London from the Middle East is interrupted to solve the murder. There he receives a telegram prompting him to return to London. He instructs the concierge to book a first-class compartment on the Simplon -route Orient Express service, leaving that night. Although the train is fully booked, Poirot obtains a second-class berth, but only with the intervention of a friend and fellow Belgian who is also boarding the train, Monsieur Bouc, a director of the railway, Compagnie Internationale des Wagons-Lits.
There's something quaint and comforting about this film and its brand of old-fashioned storytellin Branagh's retelling of the classic Agatha Christie tale is visually sumptuous yet otherwise inert, While Branagh's revised version retains the basic elements, the mistakes he makes are numerous. Contriving somehow both to dawdle and to rush, "Murder on the Orient Express" is handsome, undeman The picture simply goes on too long, and is far too in love with Branagh's performance. Still, Branagh clearly has fun with the eccentric nature of the Poirot character, whose gift of in