Death on the Nile

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"Murder was just the beginning."
  • PG-13
  • 2022
  • 2 hr 7 min
  • 6.3  (186,237)
  • 52

Set in the 1930s, Death on the Nile follows the story of world-renowned detective, Hercule Poirot, played by Kenneth Branagh. The movie adaptation of Agatha Christie's novel of the same name brings a star-studded cast that includes Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Letitia Wright, and Sophie Okonedo. The mystery-drama takes the audience on an extravagant and elegant journey as a luxury cruise along River Nile goes awry when a gruesome murders take place onboard.

As the trailer begins, we see breathtaking shots of Egypt's famous landmarks, such as the pyramids and camels walking across the desert. When the clip got to the luxurious riverboat in which the majority of the story takes place, it is a magnificent sight to behold. The opulent decor, costumes, and music make it evident that the story is set in a bygone era when glamour and sophistication were prominent.

But as the trailer progresses, sinister undertones begin to emerge. After a pleasant beginning that introduces the cast of characters of the iconic novel, the scenario quickly turns sour. Salacious scandals, stolen treasures, unrequited love, and jealousy are only a few of the some of the dark secrets that are lurking on the boat.

Hercule Poirot, the always impeccable and astute Belgian detective, comes aboard the boat disguised as a passenger. He receives an invitation from an old acquaintance and wealthy heiress, Linnet Ridgeway, played by the stunning Gal Gadot. Almost immediately, he gets to work assembling puzzles and solving mysteries as he interviews passengers who have motive for wanting Linnet dead.

Annette Bening is Mrs. Van Schuyler, a domineering socialite who is accompanied by her demure niece, Rosa Gilchrist, and her spinster companion, Miss Bowers, played by Sophie Okonedo. There's also the smarmy and conniving writer, Salome Otterbourne, played by Letitia Wright, who is in the middle of a creative rivalry with Jacqueline de Bellefort, played by Emma Mackey, over who will be the subject of their next book. Armie Hammer plays Linnet's increasingly volatile husband, Simon Doyle.

As the investigation continues, even more characters come under suspicion. Everyone has something to hide, and faith in humanity is tested more than once. The trailer shows stunning action sequences, including gunfights and chase scenes on and off the Nile River. The story is full of suspense, intrigue and drama, and the trailer gives only a taste of the nail-biting experience which awaits the viewers.

The trailer's highlight scene is when the suspects are all assembled, and Poirot explains how he figured out the killer. The scene is full of twists, red herrings and developments that had the audience guessing until Branagh's masterful detective solved the case. The trailer suggests to the viewers that the killer's identity is a closely guarded secret, and viewers will have to solve the case alongside Hercule Poirot.

For audiences who love a good murder mystery, Death on the Nile promises to be an exciting and elegant experience. With an exceptional cast and stunning visuals, the movie is poised to be another critical success following the 2017 release of Murder on the Orient Express, which also starred Branagh as Poirot. The movie's backstory is the classic Agatha Christie novel of the same title with countless productions in different media. With Branagh's extraordinary vision, the film is sure to be an unforgettable journey into the world of Agatha Christie's crime fiction. Death on the Nile is a colorful, dramatic adaptation of a classic novel that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.

Death on the Nile is a 2022 mystery with a runtime of 2 hours and 7 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3 and a MetaScore of 52.

Death on the Nile
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    6.3  (186,237)
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