Based on the stylish and suspenseful 1934 mystery by Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” starts out as a lavish trip through Europe and quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard the famous train. As an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective — Hercule Poirot — arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penlope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.


Kenneth Branagh takes on both the famous detective and the role of director, but thankfully excels at both. His Poirot is sharp, funny and just eccentric enough.

Keeva StrattonRescu

Branagh calls on his finest classical directing skills to make this smart, old-fashioned murder mystery into an enjoyable, great-looking entertainment, with an ensemble cast to die for.

Jeffrey AndersonCommon Sense Media

A lot of remakes of Hollywood classics trip over themselves to appeal to modern day crowds, but Branagh is a classicist at heart. In front of and behind the camera, he makes this journey a throwback ride worth taking. All aboard.

Adam GrahamDetroit News