When a murder occurs on the train on which he's travelling, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case.


Kenneth Branagh


Michael Green (screenplay by), Agatha Christie (based upon the novel by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paapa Essiedu ... Young Policeman
Yassine Zeroual Yassine Zeroual ... Young Boy
Asan N'Jie ... Hotel Waiter
Michael Rouse ... British Police Chief Inspector
Kenneth Branagh ... Hercule Poirot
Elliot Levey ... Rabbi
David Annen ... Priest
Joseph Long ... Imam
Andy Apollo ... Armed Policeman
Hadley Fraser ... British Military Escort
Daisy Ridley ... Miss Mary Debenham
Leslie Odom Jr. ... Dr. Arbuthnot
Ziad Abaza ... Arab Shipmate
Nari Blair-Mangat ... Waiter
Luke Brady Luke Brady ... Waiter


Hercule Poirot, the best detective in the world, decides to travel on the Orient Express. The train accidentally gets stopped because of a small avalanche. Little did he know that a murder was planned and that a person on this train was capable of committing such crime. Written by DoomRanger

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everyone is a Suspect.


Crime | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


During the effort to find a berth on the Orient Express, attendant Pierre Paul Michel stated that passengers had already booked all first & second class berths or seats, respectively. Second class passengers had a separate car from the first class passengers. The train pulled only four cars: a baggage, sleeping, dining, and bar car. In transit and after the train is forced to stop, the film does not show any second class passengers nor is any reference ever made to them. (This was also the case in the 1976 film of the same name, which starred Albert Finney.) See more »


When Poirot is collected at the station, the officer tells him "There's been a murder, sir, right on the bloody Nile." however in the plot of Death on the Nile, the murder occurs while Poirot is already there and acquainted with the suspects. The comment was likely added as a commercial reference this other Christie work ('Death on the Nile') which was made into a lavish film with an all-star cast in 1978 and remade many decades later, as Death on the Nile. See more »


Edward Ratchett: You are a strange, peculiar man.
Hercule Poirot: I am of an age where I know what I like and what I do not like. What I like, I enjoy enormously. What I dislike, I cannot abide. For instance, the temporary pleasantries before what is determined to be a business discussion.
Edward Ratchett: You're fun.
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Written and Performed by Duke Ellington
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After Seeing Her in So-Called Star Wars You Still Hired Her!?!?!?
10 May 2020 | by James-antonelliSee all my reviews

Shamefully Amateurish! More Hollywood tripe to lower your IQs one contrived scene after another. Avoid at all costs!

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Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder on the Orient Express See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,681,472, 12 November 2017

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS 70 mm (70 mm prints)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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