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, but a treat nevertheless. Nino Rota’s stately score is a treat whichever way you slice it.
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.
A bit overlong. But it's still an unpredictable, and enjoyable film. Peter Ustinov as Hercule Poirot is fine but for me Albert Finney is the benchmark. It's the attitude. While Ustinov is more on the comedian, comical side; Finney is more on the arrogant, dominant side. Fine entertainment.
Rien de bien nouveau sous le soleil égyptien de cette prestigieuse production : une impressionnante galerie de stars, des extérieurs pittoresques à souhait et un suspense qui se traîne assez longuement. Du cinéma certes commercial et hautement académique qui se laisse cependant voir sans trop d'ennui... www.cinefiches.com
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.