Crooked House (2017)

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Max Irons (The Host) leads an all-star cast featuring Glenn Close and Gillian Anderson in this screen adaptation of the Agatha Christie mystery novel.

Private detective Charles Hayward (Irons) is invited to solve a gruesome crime where nobody is above suspicion, including Sophia (Stefanie Martini, TV's Emerald City), his client and former lover.

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Crime, Mystery

115mins

Rating: PG Coarse language & sexual references

UK

Hollywood Reporter

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A visual treat but a less-than-tantalising mystery.

Los Angeles Times

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Irons more than holds his own at the centre of this swirling mystery, and Martini proves an enchanting leading lady, but the real draws are Close and Anderson, who bring a ferocious zest to their over-the-top characters.

New York Times

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The superb cast provides mild pleasures, as do some aspects of the elaborate mystery itself.

Variety (USA)

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"Crooked House" keeps you guessing, right up to its shocking conclusion (of which Christie was especially proud, naming it a personal favorite among her extensive oeuvre).

Vulture

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Crooked House knows what its job is: to set up a tangled web of colourful characters, throw in a few red herrings, set off its dynamite, and make its exit while the smoke is still in the air.

The Telegraph (UK)

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All in all, a hugely enjoyable, sumptuous adaptation that, while never attempting to break the Christie mould, imbued the story with a pleasingly contemporary feel.

Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)

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The best Christie I have seen in years. Bravo