Murder on the Orient Express

{4/5} “I can only see the world as it should be. And when it is not, the imperfection stands out like the nose in the middle of the face. It makes most of life unbearable, but it is useful in the detection of crime.”

Murder on the Orient Express, released in 2017

Famous detective Hercule Poirot changes his schedule at the last minute and boards the Orient Express in Istanbul in order to eventually reach London. While on board a murder is committed which he undertakes to solve. The dead man turns out to be not who he appeared to be — and several people on board have reasons to kill him.

There’s lots of gorgeous scenery, and lots of suspicious characters. It turns out to be a case unlike any other Poirot has faced.

It’s got terrific actors, but most of the story is good and not quite great. The ending is brilliant, though, and possibly worth waiting for.

Stars Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Penélope Cruz, and Daisy Ridley. Directed by Kenneth Branagh (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit), The music is by Patrick Doyle, and the song over the end credits is sung by Michelle Pfeiffer.

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