Murder on the Orient Express (2017 movie)

2017 mystery film by Kenneth Branagh

Murder on the Orient Express is a 2017 mystery thriller movie directed by Kenneth Branagh. It is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie. The movie stars Branagh as Hercule Poirot, with Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, and Daisy Ridley in supporting roles.[6]

Murder on the Orient Express
Directed byKenneth Branagh
Produced by
Screenplay byMichael Green
Based onMurder on the Orient Express
by Agatha Christie
Music byPatrick Doyle
CinematographyHaris Zambarloukos
Edited byMick Audsley
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 2, 2017 (2017-11-02) (Royal Albert Hall)
  • November 10, 2017 (2017-11-10) (United States)
Running time
114 minutes[3]
Budget$55 million[5]
Box office$352.8 million[5]

Murder on the Orient Express had its world premiere on November 2, 2017 and was released in theatres in the United Kingdom on November 3, 2017, and in the United States on November 10, 2017, by 20th Century Fox.[7] It had mixed reviews from movie critics.

A sequel, Death on the Nile, will come out in 2022.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 McCarthy, Todd (November 10, 2017). "Murder on the Orient Express: Film review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  3. "Murder on the Orient Express (12A)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
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  7. "The Murder On The Orient Express world premiere red carpet". Yahoo! Movies. November 1, 2017.