Most people love a mystery story and the more intense the plot the more avid the viewer. Hercule Poirot mysteries written by Agatha Christie are of that nature. The more you see them the more you desire to repeat the experience. The Poirot mysteries involve Hercule Poirot a Belgian detective living in London England with his side kick Hastings and nemesis the Chief of Police. Impeccably dressed in the latest fashion of the times, complete with top-hat, cane and wearing a neatly trimmed moustache, he represents the perfect gentleman and not what one would expect a detective to look like.
Agatha Christie used his debonair, charming and suave manner very well. It came in useful for obtaining the confidence of people however, it should not be mistaken for philanthropy as his famous no, no, no, no, no exclamations when opposed on a case demonstrated. It showed his fiery nature, great zeal and determination to solve a case.
The cases of Hercule Poirot spans all generations of mystery lovers and once caught up in the intrigue it is very easy to forget the time period or setting of the story. One is apt to be taken in by his drool sense of humor and his flawless detecting ability. Like his faithful Hastings you may find yourself listening with awe as he explains his rationale for certain actions in solving a mystery.
Thrill, suspense, elaborate schemes spanning different countries and continents and intrigue of the highest order, makes up the adventures of Poirot. The stories are brilliantly written for all audiences. The story line is clean and can be viewed by all ages. It is the type of movie, which will keep you on the edge of your seat, your drink spilling down the front of your shirt with your mouth wide open and eyes glued to the screen.
Once you have watched one mystery solved by Poirot, you will become a fan for life. You will find yourself using his quotes, smiling his smile, tipping your make believe hat and walking nonchalantly with a pretend cane. The cases of Poirot are epic and will appeal to who-done-it lovers of all time. If you have never seen a Poirot movie this is a great time to start.
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An ailing Poirot returns to Styles with Hastings nearly three decades after solving their first mystery together there in order to prevent an unscrupulous and ingenious serial killer from claiming more victims.
Poirot journeys to the Swiss Alps to lay a trap for an infamous art thief.
Ariadne Oliver is asked to devise a murder hunt for a Devon fete, but her sense of foreboding summons Poirot to the scene. Her fears are realized when, during the fete, the girl playing her murder victim winds up well and truly murdered.
As the threat of world war looms large, Poirot seeks the help of friends both old and new when he is pitted against a dangerous group of dissidents responsible for a series of violent murders.
While Poirot investigates the murder of a renowned psychiatrist, Ariadne Oliver becomes an amateur sleuth of her own when her goddaughter tasks her to find out the truth about the nature of her parents' mysterious deaths.
Four clocks surround an unidentified corpse in a blind woman's house, and a young typist is summoned to the crime scene. However, Poirot is convinced that the complicated setup is merely hiding a simpler solution.
Poirot investigates the murder of a shady American businessman stabbed in his compartment on the Orient Express when it is blocked by a blizzard in Croatia.
During a village's Hallowe'en party, a young girl boasts of having witnessed a murder from years before. No one believes her tale until her body is found later on in the evening, drowned in the apple-bobbing bucket.
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