Murder on the Orient Express
Productions : Kinberg Genre, The Mark Gordon Company, Scott Free Productions
Director : Kenneth Branagh
Casts : Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley
Duration : 114 minutes
“Everybody is a Suspect”
The film is based on the 1934 novel of the same title by Agatha Christie. The film tells the story of a world-famous detective, Hercule Poirot, as he seeks to solve a murder on the famous European train, Orient Express in the 1930s.
Academy Award nominee Kenneth Branagh does not only took the director chair, he also starred as Hercule Poirot in this 55 million dollar budget film. The ensemble casts did a really great job in this film. But, Kenneth Branagh’s acting is the one most stood up. He accomplished to play as an eccentric detective.
Shot with 65mm film cameras, the film is beautiful. Every shot is well thought as Haris Zambarloukos took the head of cinematography.
Patrick Doyle; two time Academy Award nominee was ablento put music as one of the film’s memorable point. As the music gives goosebumps and well put on the scenes.
The script is not boring even though most of the film’s scenes took place on the train. The sound, the visual, the acting is an amazing combo with the dialogues being smart and funny in a dark way Branagh still lead us to a big question who is the murderer?
Michelle Pfeiffer’s “Never Forget” song, closed the film andnthe audiences walked out of the cinema with mixed feelings of pity, relieved or happy. The film is indeed a good one to watch and deserve awards yet this film is not for everyone. If you love detective films darker than Sherlock Holmes, you must watch this film!
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