Parents' Guide to

Ordeal by Innocence

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Classic Agatha Christie mystery gets a dark, edgy remake.

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+

Entertaining but disturbing!

So fun to watch but can be disturbing! Be careful with your teens. Very adult themes.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

This entertaining whodunit puts a dark spin on Agatha Christie's original tale by featuring a few plot twists that aren't in the 60-year-old book. The departure allows the mystery to successfully unfold in a way that is intended to appeal to contemporary audiences, while still maintaining the integrity of Christie's dramatic and meticulous storytelling style. Adding to this is the production's rich cinematography and attention to detail, which successfully paints a picture of 1950s British country estate life as the perfect backdrop for the crime.

Diehard Agatha Christie fans may not appreciate the changes, or the producers' attempts to appeal to those who haven't gotten around to reading the book. Meanwhile, there are moments when scenes appear to be stretched by repetitive images and sounds, making one wonder if the story could have been told equally as well in two parts instead of three. Nonetheless, Ordeal by Innocence will easily draw you in, and keep you interested (if not engrossed) until the end.

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