Murder on the Orient Express
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Like many of Agatha Christie's mysteries, Murder on the Orient Express is predicated on an actual event, in this case the Lindbergh kidnapping. In the movie, everyone on board the Orient Express seems to have concluded that hateful… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 22, 1974
DVD Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

I'm as fond of "production values" as the next fellow, maybe fonder, but I don't wish to be force-fed them by a soulless dietitian who knows what I as a consumer ought to want.

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Scott Weinberg

All-star murder-mystery fun.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The real knockout performance comes from Finney, deservedly nominated for an eccentric turn that's unlike anything else he's ever attempted.

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Emanuel Levy

The major fun in watching Sidney Lumet's glitzy version of Agatha Christie is spotting the stars and observing their accents and eccentricties

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Only Finney goes to extra length here to play the finicky Poirot, though for some reason Bergman was singled out for an Academy Award.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Lumet pulls off an incredible adaptation of a marvelous book.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Top heavy with suspects but low on thrills.

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Widgett Walls

Though the ending's pretty obvious, even for those who haven't read the book, you can't deny the power of this cast.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Much of the film truly does belong to Finney's Poirot -- and to his scenes with Martin Balsam and George Colouris --all of which are endlessly entertaining and fascinating.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A little bit of a revenge fantasy dressed up with loads of star power. Unfortunately the story is lame and unbelievable. Still its good to see the stars out.… More
Dean King
A great Agatha Christie story but this version looks a little dated now.
Chris Weber
This is a film adaptation of one of many of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot stories, and it's one star studded affair. This particular caper… More
Aj V
I recently saw this movie because there are so many great stars in it, but that's not always a good idea. This movie is overloaded with stars, and lacking… More
Christian C
Great cast, but somewhat underutilized. Good mystery.
jay nixon
Great fun! The undeniably best version of any Agatha Christie novel and one of the most enjoyable films ever made. Incredible group of stars perfectly cast down… More