Murder on the Orient Express

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Colorful, thoughtful, classical mystery has some violence.

PG-13 2017 114 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 50 reviews

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age 13+

Classic whodunit with a lot of style and panache

Excellently shot, fantastic pacing and appropriate liberties were taken with the source material. Fabu job modernizing the portrayals in order to have a cast that reflects 2017 and contemporizing the mystery so more of the audience is invested. Branagh does a fabulous job...on pins and needles for Death on the Nile.
age 13+

Murder Mystery film, if not too slow than original

Parents need to know that Murder on the Orient Express is a book-based film of a French detective trying to find the killer (murderer) on the train. Of course, there is violence: Bloody Corpses/injuries. Several use of guns and knives (stabbings, shooting) but everyone stays alive except the murdered one. There are also some flashbacks of a young child's death, which may be disturbing for younger viewers. Expect lots of drinking but not to drunkenness'. Other inappropriate stuff includes sexual innuendo, flirting and some references to sex (though aren't clearly said). I say that Murder on the Orient Express is a good choice for children 13 and over. If your younger teens want to watch this film its better if you skip some parts, or talk about what is real and what is not real.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

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