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Murder on the Orient Express (2001)

Hercule Poirot, now in modern times, investigates the famous crime on the famed train with a modern twist.

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Agatha Christie's classic whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century. World-famous sleuth Hercule Poirot has just finished a case in Istanbul and is returning home to London onboard the luxurious Orient Express. But, the train comes to a sudden halt when a rock slide blocks the tracks ahead. And all the thrills of riding the famous train come to a halt when a man discovered dead in his compartment, stabbed nine times. The train is stranded. No one has gotten on or gotten off. That can only mean one thing: the killer is onboard, and it is up to Hercule Poirot to find him. Written by HNSampat-2

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Agatha Christie's ultimate whodunit speeds into the twenty-first century.

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22 April 2001 (USA)  »

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Carl Schenkel's last film. See more »

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While Poirot is examining Ratchett's body for the second time, Ratchett is still breathing. See more »

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Mr. Samuel Ratchett: All 200,000... dollars! Tax free!
Hercule Poirot: Thank you Mr. Ratchett, but I've made up my mind.
Mr. Samuel Ratchett: That's a lot of money to turn down.
Hercule Poirot: I've been very fortunate in my career, Mr. Ratchett, as you have been in yours. I've managed to pay for my needs and my caprices, and now I only take on cases that appeal to me.
Mr. Samuel Ratchett: Really! And what's wrong with this one?
Hercule Poirot: May I speak personally?
Mr. Samuel Ratchett: [With a sweep of his hand] Sure!
Hercule Poirot: I find you intolerable.
[He gets up slowly and leaves the table]
Hercule Poirot: Good-bye.
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Too modernized
4 April 2004 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This isn't any good.

It's too modernized.

Get it?

No, seriously, they would have been better off sticking to Christie's original source and making it more like the 1974 film starring Albert Finney. (Which is what my TV guide had listed in place of this atrocity.) This made-for-TV version is with Alfred Molina, who lacks energy and umph. No wonder. The material is rather dire and the film is a complete mess. Someone references O.J. Simpson. Please.

Don't see this.

See the 1974 version.


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