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Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Crime, Drama, Mystery

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man's race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

The critical consensus

An enjoyable journey with a stellar cast, though the baggage we carry as modern viewers sees this ride derailed before its denouement.

***(*)(*)Will Lawrence, Empire Online, 02/11/2017

A glittery ensemble cast relishes the snow-saturated journey of starring in Sir Ken’s polished, frisky version of Christie’s seminal whodunit. All aboard...

****(*)Jamie Graham, Total Film, 02/11/2017

The big-name cast includes everyone from Johnny Depp to Judi Dench, but this snowbound Agatha Christie adaptation is a dusty, old-fashioned dud.

**(*)(*)(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 02/11/2017

Murder On The Orient Express contains one of Christie’s cleverest plots and Branagh transforms it into lavish, razzle-dazzle escapism. There is luxury in everything from the costumes to the wonderfully fluid camerawork.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 03/11/2017

An old-fashioned murder mystery repackaged from the blockbuster set. Works despite itself.

***(*)(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 03/11/2017

A luxuriant moustache is the most interesting thing about Murder on the Orient Express, director/star Kenneth Branagh’s disappointingly suspense-free adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit.

**(*)(*)(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 03/11/2017

Kenneth Branagh’s lavish, all-star take on the Agatha Christie classic is endearingly nostalgic.

****(*)Simran Hans, The Observer, 05/11/2017

Features about Murder on the Orient Express (12A)

Kenneth Branagh: 'I want you to smell the steam of the Orient Express'

Sarah Crompton, The Guardian, 27/10/2017

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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