Murder on the Orient Express

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What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. 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. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.


  • Paapa Essiedu
  • Yassine Zeroual
  • Asan N'Jie
  • Michael Rouse
  • Kenneth Branagh
  • Elliot Levey
  • David Annen
  • Joseph Long
  • Andy Apollo
  • Hadley Fraser

Did You Know?


  • Angelina Jolie was originally attached to the project in the role of Mrs. Hubbard, but dropped out. Charlize Theron was also courted for the role.
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  • The opening scene takes place in 1934 Jerusalem, more exactly next to the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall). There was no yard in front of the Wall until after Israel took over the place in 1967.
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    • Hercule Poirot: My name is Hercule Poirot and I am probably the greatest detective in the world.
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wonderful acting

Dan and Tess B
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True to the original.

Edgar H


Nov 16, 2017

Branagh is more preoccupied with the challenges of keeping a movie set in a series of steel tubes visually interesting than he is in engaging its story.

Metacritic review by Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Nov 2, 2017

Given the confined nature of the material as well as its period-specific aspects, this is a yarn that does not exactly invite radical reinterpretation. As such, its appeal is confined to the traditional niceties of being a clever tale well told, with colorful characters that are fun to watch being made to squirm by the inimitable Belgian detective.

Metacritic review by Todd McCarthy
Todd McCarthy
The Hollywood Reporter
Nov 2, 2017

Branagh, in his direction and especially in his performance, can’t help but overdo the cheeky artificiality, which keeps Murder feeling more like a well-designed exercise than a delectable thriller.

Tim Grierson
Screen Daily