The Mirror Crack'd
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Angela Lansbury takes over the legacy of Margaret Rutherford as Agatha Christie's dogged sleuth Miss Marple in The Mirror Crack'd. The story takes place on a film set in a small British town in the 1950s. Elizabeth Taylor plays a washed-up actress trying to make a comeback but is plagued by a mysterious incident from her past. Unfortunately for her mental state, a collection of murders jar the quiet village where the movie is being made. Miss Marple arrives on the scene with her nephew, Inspector Craddock (Edward Fox), to investigate. In addition to Taylor, an assortment of other movie… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"The good lines make Mirror more fun to watch than it has any right to be."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Though it's obvious after five minutes that this is a complete no-no, the cinema equivalent of a bellyflop, it exercises a perverse fascination"
‑ , Time Out
"[A] classic murder mystery drama."
‑ , Film4
"[A] stunningly turgid mess."
‑ Almar Haflidason,
"For all her prolificacy, Agatha Christie relied too often on one particular plot twist, and as soon as you recognize her old favorite here, the film loses all interest."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Both Miss Taylor and Miss Novak, as larger-than-life silver-screen rivals of a certain age, get all wound up for some fancy, high-toned tongue-lashings, but the material isn't up to their power."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The Mirror Crack'd is a thoroughly enjoyable Agatha Christie mystery."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A nostalgic throwback to the genteel British murder mystery pix of the 1950s."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The big-name cast is a great, nostalgic throwback to the 1950s, when its players' names -- Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, Tony Curtis -- graced giant theater marquees."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Watching Novak and Taylor lay into each other verbally is a treat. Whether that should be what you come away with from a Miss Marple movie is another consideration."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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