Jon Brown, resident movie critic of Portsmouth’s very own radio station, Express FM, offers up his review of Kenneth Branagh-directed and -starring mystery drama film Murder on the Orient Express.
Branagh takes on the task of breathing new life both into Agatha Christie's timeless classic crime novel, and the world-famous detective Hercules Poirot for this big-screen, big budget re-imagining.
Does Branagh shine as the detail-devoted detective? Find out Jon’s verdict below.
The all-star cast features Branagh, plus Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Tom Bateman, Marwan Kenzari, and Olivia Coleman.
Murder On The Orient Express has a 12A certificate and is now playing in Portsmouth cinemas, including Vue Cinema in Gunwharf Quays.
Photo Credit: © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox • Clips: © 2017 Twentieth Century Fox • Music: Patrick Doyle, used courtesy of Sony Classical Records • Reviewed By: Jon Brown at the Vue Cinema, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth • With special thanks to: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Vue Cinemas, 20th Century Fox, Sony Music Entertainment, Miles Henson, Darren Gamblen, and Lily Parke