Sydneysider who loves films.
The best one in the Branagh series, comfortably, but still fairly forgettable.
I want to stress that this is LOOSELY based on Hallowe'en Party - a lesser-known and middling Christie. Like, the comparisons start and end with a party on Halloween and apple bobbing.
I appreciated the elegant visuals and compositions, the gothic mansion setting, and the way that wartime trauma - grief, regrets, haunts from the past - serves as the most confounding misdirect.
Wow, where to begin. It's not good.
I felt every one of those 150 minutes trickle by. So boring. And unintentionally goofy. Impressive early scale and design swallowed up by a dull script with horrendous dialogue and character.
Aaron Paul, third billing, has about a handful of lines but his 'character' could have been played by anyone at all. The casting overall - Edgerton, Turturro etc. - a major miscue.
So poorly timed that long stretches of nothing happening are…