From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Review: A solid mystery film that has a great performance by director Kenneth Branagh. The film is able to grab your attention, but the buildup creates a reveal that is somewhat lackluster. To be honest, I can't pin point where the film went wrong, but just overall it didn't do anything great or anything horrible. For those who aren't familiar with the original source material may find some entertainment value, but I feel like the rest would be better entertained by revisiting the book.
Bottom Line: A decent mystery movie for those not familiar with the source material.
Similar Films: All the other iterations of Murder on The Orient Express.
road to 52
I'm a guy that really loves movies and I've set a goal to try and see 52 different films in a year. I've decided to share that journey and my 100% correct opinion on the films I see with the couple people who might read this.
This Year - 49 (58 With Repeats)
2014 - 50 (61 With Repeats)
2015 - 51 (62 With Repeats)
2016 - 50 (58 With Repeats)
*Also, fun fact, I am not a writer nor do I strive to be one. There will be garmmatical errors in this blog :).
2017 top 10 (So far...)
1. Blade Runner 2049
3. Baby Driver
4. War of The Planet of The Apes
6. Wonder Woman
7. Guardians Vol. 2
8. Thor Ragnarok
9. Spider-Man Homecoming
10. Get Out
I don't think giving one score to a film is fair. There's a lot of aspects that go into making a film. Some are made as an art form trying to convey a message, others are simply entertainment, and some attempt to be both, So I want to answer the main questions that any kind of filmgoer would want to hear in a friendly conversation. My reviews are meant to be simple, quick, and very informal :).