Pleasant evocation of an essentially musty genre with the mechanical plot devices smoothed over by decorous art direction: all pretty back-drops and over-cut costumes peopled by fruity turns. Like any cake, it’s sweet to the taste but not especially good for you. Nino Rota’s stately score is a treat.
I love this kind of movies they remind me of my childhood. This was pretty suspenseful, although I didn't really care for the reenactments of possible killings. Its strongest suit was the stellar cast.
Lento, noioso, scontato (l'identità dell'assassino si capisce a un'ora dal termine del film).
Da guardare solo se si ama la (trita, forzata e innaturale) formula di racconto giallo propria dei romanzi di Agatha Christie.
I love this film! Wonderful plot by Agatha Christie, Ustinov is excellent as Hercule Poirot, an amazing cast, beautiful music, and an impressive setting/location. One of my favourite films of all time!