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Year
2022
Runtime
127 min.
Director
Kenneth Branagh
Genres
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Rating *
6.3
Votes *
0
Checks
1,153
Favs
32
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
2.8% (1:36)
Favs/dislikes
2:1
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  1. nowhereman136's avatar

    nowhereman136

    We get not 1 but 2 pointless opening scenes. The exposition is laughable, acting over the top, the scenery looks cartoonishly fake, and action always feeling out of place. On top of that the twist feels very obvious to the point where you think that cant possibly be it.

    5/10
    3 months ago
  2. chunkylefunga's avatar

    chunkylefunga

    Terrible Poirot, subpar film. 1 month 2 weeks ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    There are some wild departures from the novel in Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile, but they mostly serve two worthy purposes. One is getting at a singular theme - love - so relationships are rewritten to encode that in their DNA. Which includes Poirot, whose backstory includes a lost love. The other is, as was the case with his Orient Express, to create a complex psychology for the great Belgian detective. The attention to detail, the arrogance and vanity, these are further explored by showing us events from his youth (though I think the secret origin of the mustache is an ultimately silly component) and introducing him into the events of this particular story sooner, and with a more personal involvement. Of the guest cast, Dawn French is my personal MVP - I only knew her from chat shows, but she's very funny here - though I should say I was pleasantly surprised by Gal Godot who, despite the weird line reading everyone likes to mock, actually puts in one of her best performances. In terms of the mystery, I've never thought this was a very difficult whodunit, but an interesting HOWdunit. The movie's got problems (red herrings are too obvious, showing animals eating each other is kind of hack at this point, and I wish it were a bit more procedural than it is), but I'm still well invested in this version of the character and would be in for more. (From a purely conceptual point of view - train-boat-plane - my vote is for Death in the Clouds.) 2 months 4 weeks ago
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