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Death On The Nile Critics Review: The Kenneth Branagh Film Receives Mixed Reviews From The Global Audience


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oi-Shreshtha Chaudhury

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The
film

Death
On
The
Nile

which
is
based
on
Agatha
Christie’s
novel
of
the
same
name
is
scheduled
to
release
on
February
11
but
before
that
the
reviews
from
the
critics
have
come
pouring
in.
The
global
audience
has
given
a
mixed
review
to
the
same.
While
some
have
praised
the
performances
of
the
movie
while
others
have
called
it
‘cringey.’ So
here
is
what
the
critics
have
been
saying
for

Death
On
The
Nile.

Death-On-The-Nile

Empire
Magazine’s
Dan
Jolin
called
the
movie
an
improvement
from

Murder
On
The
Orient
Express.

He
stated,
“An
improvement
on
Murder
On
The
Orient
Express,
with
the
increased
focus
on
Branagh’s
Poirot
(even
with
its
strange
moustache
obsession)
welcome
enough
to
distract
from
the
problems
with
some
of
its
ensemble
and
its
too-obvious
reliance
on
VFX.” The
Guardian’s
Peter
Bradshaw
called
the
movie
‘stale
and
two-dimensional
whodunnit
afloat.’

Death On The Nile Cast Celebrate The Film's Upcoming Release At An Egyptian Exhibit DinnerDeath
On
The
Nile
Cast
Celebrate
The
Film’s
Upcoming
Release
At
An
Egyptian
Exhibit
Dinner

He
wrote,
“Branagh’s
spirited
performance
as
Poirot
and
a
big-name
ensemble
cast
can’t
keep
this
stale
and
two-dimensional
whodunnit
afloat.”
The
Hollywood
Reporter
called
the
film
satisfying
but
also
pointed
out
its
underwhelming
aspects.
The
review
read,
“The
film
is
satisfying
enough,
though
more
so
as
glossy,
old-school
entertainment
than
diabolically
clever
mystery.”

Death On The Nile: Ali Fazal's Character Poster Revealed From Kenneth Branagh's Crime ThrillerDeath
On
The
Nile:
Ali
Fazal’s
Character
Poster
Revealed
From
Kenneth
Branagh’s
Crime
Thriller

The
Times’
Kevin
Maher
bashed
the
movie
on
a
complete
note
calling
it,
“cringey,
slapdash
mystery”.
Variety’s
Owen
Gleiberman
praised
Armie
Hammer’s
act
in
the
film
amidst
many
controversies
revolving
around
him
currently.
The

Call
Me
By
Your
Name

actor
was
accused
of
alleged
sexual
misconduct
and
cannibalism
for
which
his
presence
in
the
movie
reportedly
invited
some
fiascos.

However,
Gleiberman
praised
the
actor’s
performance
in

Death
On
The
Nile

as
Simon
Doyle.
He
wrote,
“So
does
Hammer’s
performance
as
the
wily,
arrogant,
exceedingly
tan
Simon

the
actor’s
presence
in
the
film,
after
accusations
of
abuse,
were
levelled
against
him,
has
been
considered
problematic,
but
it
must
be
said
that
he
pops
onscreen
more
than
most
of
the
other
actors.” He
also
praised
the
signature
climactic
sequence
of
the
movie
wherein
detective
Hercule
Poirot
played
by
Kenneth
Branagh
sits
down
to
point
out
the
killer.
The
critic
wrote,
“It
all
comes
together
in
the
scene
where
Poirot
gathers
the
suspects
and
solves
the
crime.
For
about
10
minutes,
the
movie
takes
wing,
which
is
what
you
want
from
an
Agatha
Christie
movie.”

Talking
about
the
movie,
it
also
stars
Gal
Gadot,
Tom
Bateman,
Emma
Mackey,
Letitia
Wright,
Ali
Fazal
and
others
in
the
lead
roles.
The
movie
has
also
been
helmed
by
Kenneth
Branagh
who
plays
the
titular
role
of
the
slick
detective
in
the
movie.
The
plot
revolves
around
a
group
of
passengers
boarding
the
SS
Karnak
until
one
is
found
murdered
after
which
Hercule
Poirot
goes
on
a
hunt
to
find
the
killer
at
loose.

Story first published: Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 18:18 [IST]

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