IMDb: In December 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before.
One of the most stylish, most glamorous and opulent classics I’ve seen, with a cast (and cinema faces) to die for: Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Vanessa Redgrave, and Jacqueline Bisset all in one movie! However, after watching it, I have gained more respect and appreciation to the latest film iteration of the Agatha Christie whodunit novel. The new Murder on the Orient Express directed by Kenneth Branagh for me has more heart and (Daisy’s) “soul”, and I felt more connection to the story as well as the characters. I also love the diverse casting/characters and how the new Poirot is more human and more relatable.
IMDb: When a murder occurs on the train he’s travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.
I have yet to watch the original and was kinda dismayed by the RottenTomatoes score it got. I think it deserves higher but I really don’t care anymore. RT has certainly lost me when they gave Arrival a high score. Anyways, I was very much impressed by the movie from start to finish, it’s now one of my top favorites.
EVERYONE is fantastic, but these two are my favorite:
IMDb: A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.