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1,339 Ratings

Murder on the Orient Express

Directed by Sidney Lumet
United Kingdom, 1974


As the famed and opulent Orient Express travels from Istanbul to Calais, an American industrialist is murdered on the train. But world-renowned detective Hercule Poirot is aboard and immediately starts investigating, sifting through the many suspects.

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Murder on the Orient Express Directed by Sidney Lumet

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1975 | Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role

1975 | 5 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1974 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1975 | 2 wins including: Best Supporting Actor

1975 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

Directors Guild of America

1975 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

In an interview in the film’s DVD extras, Lumet remarks that if he never made this masterpiece, he’d never of been able to tackle such a film as 1976’s Network. One can see why: the ensemble cast, intricate-but-grand sets, a brilliant story––but it’s with this film that Lumet truly achieved cinematic ascendancy.
September 23, 2015
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