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Agatha and the Truth of Murder

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Enjoyable murder mystery has some blood and strong language.

Movie NR 2018 92 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+


Gave up after 20 minutes, 3 F bombs and a song about Hitlers balls. Not appropriate for younger kids if you’re trying to avoid bad language.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 12+

EWashinglen's review

I think its rather extraordinary. I gave it a 12 because i think some children wouldn't be able to handle it, honestly. But otherwise I thinks its extravagant! Have fun watching it. Elizabeth Washinglen.

This title has:

Great role models

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Mystery fans are sure to enjoy this imagining of what happened when famed author Agatha Christie disappeared in real life, with its generous sprinkling of touches that make mysteries fun. First and foremost, of course, is that Agatha and the Truth of Murder is a classic whodunit, with ample suspects and red herrings. Then there's the scene where Agatha goes to none other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, finds him on a golf course, and asks him for help with her writing. There's the decaying country estate where all the suspects are gathered. And there's also the long-suffering local police inspector with a gruff exterior who's really an old softie.

The acting is solid and the script keeps things moving at a good pace until the reveal, so that even if you figure it out early on, you can still enjoy the ride. Mystery fans will enjoy this very "meta" entry in the crowded field of made-for-TV mysteries. Brief depictions of blood, mature subjects, and rare strong language make it best for teens and up.

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