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Murder on the Orient Express - A Fun Ride

Submitted by Bethany on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 19:14

I was drawn to this movie for a few reasons - I love a good mystery, I enjoy many of the stars as actors, and I love a good train ride.  I really wish train travel was more of a thing here in the U.S.  I enjoyed the setting of this movie - there were some beautiful scenery shots as the train chugged along, and I loved seeing the small touches of elegance and luxury in the cabins, the dining room, and the food.  More than a few times I wished I could sit down and eat with the passengers on the train. 

The movie follows the story of Hercule Poirot, a fussy man with an eye for detail that has helped him become the world's most famous detective.  He ends up on the Orient Express by happenstance, as he has suddenly been recalled to London to help with a case.  When a passenger is murdered, it is up to him to determine which of the remaining passengers on the train is the culprit.  We follow Poirot as he examines the scene, questions each passenger, and pieces together the clues.  

There were a few times when it seemed that perhaps Poirot had gleaned more information from a clue than could readily be believed - is he really that observant or did he start to border on clairvoyant?  But overall it was well done and believable.  If you enjoy Sherlock Holmes, Monk, or even Psych, you'll enjoy Hercule Poirot and his journey on the Orient Express.