‘Death on the Nile’ Movie Review

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Kenneth Branagh's second dramatisation of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels overlooks the basic pleasures of ensemble excess and pure frolicking.

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Death on the Nile

The most difficult aspect of a murder mystery is not solving the crime. It's keeping the mystery and fun going till then.

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Death on the Nile

Kenneth Branagh's second adaptation of Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot novels, "Death on the Nile," overlooks the basic delights of ensemble excess and plain playing around.

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Death on the Nile

Following Poirot's opulent origin narrative set in World War I, we're swept away to a London music club with some fiery dancing, and then to an Egyptian wedding vacation.

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Death on the Nile

There, a love triangle fuels the fire towards a conflagration. Linnet, the preening heiress, and her beau, Simon Doyle, can't get Simon's lurking ex, Jacqueline, off the fateful Nile steamboat.

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Death on the Nile

Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, the old comedic combo, rejoin as Linnet's socialite godmother and companion.

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Death on the Nile