Death on the Nile
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Peter Ustinov began his long association with the Hercule Poirot character of murder mystery novelist Agatha Christie with this lavish but financially disappointing follow-up to the popular Murder on the Orient Express (1974). During a luxurious pleasure cruise down the Nile aboard a lavish vessel populated with wealthy passengers, widely despised heiress and home wrecker Linnet Ridgeway (Lois Chiles) is murdered. Also aboard is famed Belgian detective Poirot (Ustinov) and his taciturn traveling companion, Colonel Race (David Niven). Poirot undertakes an investigation into Ridgeway's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fun, if not cookie-cutter, Agatha Christie-based flick w/Peter Ustinov fine as Det. Hercule Poirot."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Not bad if a bit dry."
‑ Gerry Shamray, Your Movies (
"A fine Agatha Christie adaptation, made more watchable because of its all-star cast"
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Okay whodunit suffers by comparison with Murder on the Orient Express."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Death on the Nile is a fine entertainment that is lovely to look at and easy to enjoy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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