2017 | DIR. KENNETH BRANAGH | REVIEW BY GLENN COCHRANE.
Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is, perhaps, one of the greatest whodunits in literary history. And the story, which has been adapted numerous times over the years, bounds onto the screen once more in it’s most vibrant and stylish outing yet.
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, whose penchant for classic adaptations is glaring, this new take on the familiar story struggles under the weight of expectation and comes undone by the presumption that the audience are none the wiser. And while there will be many movie-goers unfamiliar with the story, it’s fair to assume that most of the people attracted to such a title will already be aware of its resolution.