"Murder On The Orient Express" Movie Review
I am always down for a good mystery, but the most important part to having a gripping who-done-it story is proper pacing. Murder on the Orient Express is oblivious to this, filling its 1 hour and 54 minute run time with a super high word count and very little entertainment value.
The one thing Orient Express has going for it is a well-assembled cast. Everyone fits into their roles so well that the period piece feels like such, rather than a cheap murder mystery dinner reenactment.
Otherwise, I had a ridiculously hard time connecting with the film. For me, it took way too long to get to the mystery, and while the characters said everything they were suppose to, the rest of the production did a fairly underwhelming job supporting their effort.
Perhaps under a shorter run time and a more tightly woven script, Orient Express could've been great. From my experience, your chances of enjoying it are hit or miss. For me, it was a miss, and all the film amounts to in my perspective is a solid flick to curl up in a warm blanket and fall asleep to.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 1 | Entertainment Value - 1 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 0 | Reviewer's Preference - 0