Murder on the Orient Express is well-crafted entertainment whose flaws are covered up by great work from Branagh in multiple facets.

Based on the Agatha Christie novel of the same name, Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express is the latest screen adaptation of the famous crime thriller. It was most famously brought to film by Sidney Lumet in 1974 with an Oscar-winning interpretation, so Branagh’s version had a tall order to measure up to. The director assembled an all-star ensemble cast to portray the various suspects, and the hope going in was that they would be able to craft an engaging and compelling mystery that ...

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