Sunday, October 24, 2010


Based on Agatha Christie’s most famous mystery, the film is a fine screen adaptation by Sidney Lumet. Monsieur Hercule Poirot is one of my favorite detective characters, on screen played by Albert Finney accompanied by ensemble multiple star cast of Lauren Bacall, Martin Balsam, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, Anthony Perkins and many other suspicious passengers on the board.

Though Finney seems quite loud and dramatic of Poirot, he finely represents the idiosyncrasies of his characterization with his queer methods of investigation. The denouement of the suspense in presence of all passengers with connection of number 12 is the highlight of the film. Recommended watch for all suspense lovers but don’t expect Hitchcock thrill. Though I strongly believe that reading ‘Queen of Mystery’ is addictive fun than watching any of her adaptation.


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