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Murder on the Orient Express - A Ms. H Movie Review

Written by RealMsH

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of

Introduction:  I must admit, Murder on the Orient Express is a movie I have been waiting to come to the theaters.  Who does not like to solve mysteries? The previews hinted at what was going to be a great movie and caused me to want to see more. Murder on the Orient Express has an impressive cast of characters as well.  Don’t worry. I will not divulge any spoilers in my movie review.  I’ll leave it up to you to watch the movie and take in the sequence of events as they are revealed to you.oscar profile murder on the orient express

Cast of Characters of Murder on the Orient Express

The actors who make up the cast for this movie look as if they were hand-picked for their parts. In fact, I did not see any actor who seemed out of place in his or her role.  Of course the lead character played by Kenneth Branagh personified his character in such a way that you would think if there is any mystery to be solved, he would be the one to do it.fullsizeoutput 10e8

Wardrobe and Setting of the Orient Express

From the movie trailer, you can see where it looked like everyone was decked out in their finest duds. Just a minor precaution -- Some of the actors seemed to talk rather quickly, so when you see this movie, keep your ears open.  Regarding the scenery -- I liked that the director did not use the familiar beige-colored hued background lighting to let you know it is a period film. Regular lighting worked well and showed the actors and the setting in a realistic light. I  especially enjoyed watching the train moving against the snow covered environment.  

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Assessment of Murder on the Orient Express

As you watch this movie, you probably will not be able to refrain from guessing who committed the murder on the orient express.  As you do, don’t forget to notice the authentic-like surroundings in the movie as well as the aesthetics of the landscape as you try to crack the case. All in all, I think Murder on the Orient Express is well worth your time and money to see in the movie theaters.

Rating of Murder on the Orient Express

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars, with 5 stars being the best, I rate Murder on the Orient Express 4 stars.

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