|Source of story
||A book of the same name by Agatha Christie
||The story was filmed in 1974 and presented as a TV film in 2001 and 2010
||Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Penélope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Lucy Boynton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judy Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe
||When a possible criminal is stabbed to death on the Orient Express, in apparently impossible circumstances, while it is stuck in a snowdrift, the famous detective Hercule Poirot is required to solve the murder before the train is to coninue on its journey.
||A number of scenes identify the quirkiness of the detective, and is Sherlock Holmes like ability to know things about the other passengers on the train. The train chuggs along through the snow. The passengers are interviewed during the investigation. The denoument takes place.
||This outing has received mixed reviews, some critics comparing it unfavourably to a 1974 version. This Poirot is no fun, in fact no-one even cracked a smile on the screen, and neither did we in the audience, so those who remember the Peter Ustinov or David Suchet versions of the detective might give it a miss.