Death on the Nile

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, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Old-fashioned to a fault, the solidly entertaining Death on the Nile is enlivened by its all-star cast and director-star Kenneth Branagh's obvious affection for the material.
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    Liz Shannon MillerConsequence
    "Theres so much good mixed in with the uncomfortable of this film that one cannot call it a hard pass. But an easy-going river cruise, this aint."
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's very well done... It's darker and meaner than the original Agatha Christie [novel].
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    Sara Michelle FettersMovieFreak.com
    Branagh remains a sublime Poirot, and his direction of the material is frequently marvelous.
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    Richard RoeperChicago Sun-Times
    Not a whisker out of place...
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    Taryn AllenChicago Reader
    As a whole, Death on the Nile has flaws that outweigh its old-fashioned charm.
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    Wendy IdeObserver (UK)
    The camera whirls giddily, dizzy from the sparkle and spectacle, but not quite able to conceal the fact that this is an empty bauble of a movie.
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    Cory Woodroof615 Film
    The kind of overwrought whodunnit that makes going to the movies in February worth it. I’d watch Kenneth Branagh make 10 more of these.
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    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    Giving Poirot's 'stache its own black-and-white origin story to start the new movie truly is the height of indulgence.
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    Javier OcañaEl Pais (Spain)
    Even though it accomplishes what it sets out to do, entertain, whodunit intrigue, powerful musical score... the movie almost falls apart because of its use of subpar green screen shots. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Peter MartinDallasFilmNow.com
    Wonderfully entertaining, if a bit bleak in its depiction of humankind.
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