Murder on the Orient Express movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This stylish, old-fashioned and excellent remake of the 70s classic is actually improved. There’s a very big cast, a great whodunnit and it’s well-executed.


After a murder takes place on a train journey, a celebrated detective decides to investigate the situation and identify the culprit after a murder takes place on a train journey. In the process, he also learns about the history of the unsympathetic victim.

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Movie details

Director: Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Olivia Colman, Johnny Depp
Writer: Michael Green
Release Date (Australia): 9 November 2017
Runtime: 114 minutes/1h 54m
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Malta 
Language: English, French, Arabic, German

CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)

Themes (M)

The film contains themes of murder and revenge, as well as references to the kidnapping of a baby and suicide.

Violence (M)

The film contains moderate shooting and stabbing violence, as well as depictions of blood detail.

Coarse Language (G)

The film contains use of the words “hell”, “damn” and “goddamn”.

Drug Use (PG)

It is implied that a character is addicted to barbiturates.

Sex (G)

There is a reference to a woman being a prostitute.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for violence and thematic elements)

Aussie boy's thoughts

2017’s stylish retelling of the classical whodunnit with an interesting conclusion, but this time, with better actors and newer quality. Seriously, why and just how is this excellent remake being absolutely bashed on? Just because it copies the 1974 original, but only in better quality, makes up some different ideas and sets up for the sequel? It’s still extremely entertaining and provides an exciting murder mystery.

The remake of Murder on the Orient Express introduces us to the very famous but extremely balanced detective, Hercule Poirot enrolled by Kenneth Branagh, with a wide moustache and a very investigator-like voice. This movie is better at introducing us to the characters and the pacy concept than the original, and it does so in a shorter runtime. Obviously because of today’s new advances in technology, it has the ability to do a lot better.

Again, as a result of the new equipment filmmakers can use today, the film’s quality is much improved to the original. And it’s more than just very focused, it’s stylish and can even be quite arty at times. In the end, there’s two options you’re left with to experience this story. If you prefer old-fashioned quality, older actors and older storytelling, the original’s for you. If you prefer the exact opposite to old material, you’ll enjoy what the 2017 remake has to offer.

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