Death on the Nile movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There’s great twists and shocking moments throughout this whodunnit remake, but they’re reserved for the last half. The 2022 remake of Death on the Nile makes a good murder mystery, but is flawed compared to the previous movies.


Sleuth Hercule Poirot’s vacation aboard a luxurious cruise turns into a terrifying search for a killer when a couple’s honeymoon is horrifically interrupted.

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Movie details

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Emma Mackey, Tom Bateman, Letitia Wright, Russell Brand
Writer: Michael Green
Release Date (Australia): 10 February 2022
Runtime: 127 minutes/2h 7m
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Language: English, French

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains themes of murder and features war sequences.

Violence (M)

The film contains scenes in which people are shot and a depiction of an implied throat slitting. These scenes are accompanied by blood detail.

Coarse Language (PG)

There is a singular use of the word “ass” and infrequent uses of the words “damn”, “bloody” and “hell”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains verbal sexual references and scenes in which couples dance in sexually suggestive positions.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for violence, some bloody images, and sexual material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

The 2022 remake of the classic whodunnit sequel is smart, twisty and captivating… well, at least the second half is… Death on the Nile is based on the old novel written by Agatha Christie and is also a remake of the 1978 adaptation, following very balanced and clever detective Hercule Poirot on a cruise for a couple’s honeymoon, but it unintentionally turns into a murder mystery.

All the stars this film received are for the intelligent concept and twisty ideas. You’d expect the sequel to be a sizeable disappointment only based on the originality of Murder on the Orient Express’s conclusion being such a surprise, and that the sequel wouldn’t do anything near as clever. However, that’s not the case, and the results of the mystery are depicted even better than the original.

Instead of bringing a new Hercule Poirot to the situation like the classics did, Kenneth Branagh is back in his well-staged and unintentionally funny role. On the other hand, the rest of the cast members are usually mediocre and just aren’t convincing enough. With the new technology filmmakers use these days, this remake is obviously much more stylish and is shot in better quality.

In the end, it’s really up to your opinion when deciding whether you should watch the remake or the original of Death on the Nile. If you prefer better quality and newer techniques, this one’s best for you. But if you’re more into the old-fashioned filmmaking, you have your selection. The real issue between the two is the fact that the remake takes an hour to finally set into all the action. The original does, too, but it’s executed much better.

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