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Latest 'Murder On The Orient Express' Is A Classic Whydoit

Critic Ella Taylor says Kenneth Branagh's wildly unnecessary retread of the Agatha Christie tale is "fatally tepid."
The mustache should get second billing: Kenneth Branagh is Hercule Poirot in Murder on the Orient Express. Source: Nicola Dove

"Can we please stop with the remakes of Murder on the Orient Express?" I ask upon exiting Kenneth Branagh's fatally tepid new reading of the Agatha Christie classic.

For my money, David Suchet already nailed the most satisfying Hercule Poirot we're ever likely to know. In the British television series (which aired on PBS in the States), if not the wholly unnecessary 2010

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