Anyone who loves mystery and books will not be alien to the novelist Agatha Christie. The novelist once again builds up tension in the theatres as her book “Murder On The Orient Express” comes to life. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, who is well known and respected for his work, the movie was released in November 2017.

We bring to you 5 reasons why you should watch the movie if you are a thriller and drama fanatic.

1 – One of The Greatest Detective Stories

Agatha Christie’s work has earned a lot of credit, especially this novel. Murder On The Orient Express entertained readers with its exceptional plot and strong storyline which kept the readers on the edge. It would be exciting to see how Branagh manages to bring this masterpiece to life. The snow-capped scenery adds as a bonus for the viewers.

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2 – Star-Studded Cast

The movie is not only filled with mystery but excellent actors as well. The stellar cast of the are consists of renowned actors like Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Willem Dafoe, Kenneth Branagh, and many more.

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Exceptional actors in period characters provide the attractive factor of the movie. Johnny Depp as a gangster in his perfectly crafted attire; Penelope Cruz in her role as a Spanish governess; and Kenneth Branagh in his role as the legendary detective Hercule Poirot; all add to the sheer cinematic brilliance of the movie. The diversity of the cast in terms of cultures and backgrounds adds to the joy.

I’d watch it for Johnny Depp.

3 – The Thrilling Mystery

The character Hercule Poirot has been considered to be one of the greatest fictional detectives. However, there won’t be just one detective in this movie, but two. The other one will be you!

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Seeing Poirot crack the suspects and look through their alibis will surely be a thrilling ride (pun intended). Poirot is on a mission to find the murderer before the train reaches its destination in London. It’s a race against time with 13 suspects. Poirot has limited time and too many the, with limited resources.

How Poirot manages to find the murderer? You will have to watch it too find out.

4 – Experience The Rise of Rail Travel

Murder on the Orient Express not only holds scenic content, with scenes from an old age Istanbul and snow-covered landscapes, but there is something more. The movie provides its audiences with an in-depth experience of the glamour and the golden age of railroad travel in the 30’s.

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The movie holds true to its title and paints a perfect picture of the Orient railroad travel of the early 1900s.

5 – Period Film

The Murder on The Orient Express is based on incidents which take place in the 30s decade, which is why it is filled with periodic characters. The costumes, makeup, cultures, and occupations seem to be flawlessly built. Moreover, the Orient Express has been designed to appear like present day’s Business Class of the airline industry. Of course, this means more glamour and va-va-voom.

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While the film does appear to be heavy on budgeting, scenes, and costumes, the gloomy colour palette does not miss out on the lurking danger and impending mystery.

Here’s the trailer for the movie.

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Feature image and other credits Murder in the Orient Express (Twentieth Century Fox)