Friday, May 31, 2019

Agatha Christie's Ordeal By Innocence Movie Review (Amazon Prime Original Version)

Agatha Christie's Ordeal by Innocence Movie Review (Amazon Prime Original Version)
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Trust Agatha Christie to write a story, which was made into a movie, that my husband and I could enjoy together!

While searching for a movie to watch one evening, I happened upon the Amazon Prime Original remake of Agatha Christie's Ordeal By Innocence.  The photo of a man with three women didn't really appeal to me.  As a matter of fact, it caused me to bypass the movie and keep searching.  However, I ended up going back to it simply because it was Agatha Christie and I thought I could always turn it off if it was to lewd.   I wouldn't expect Agatha Christie would have written anything salacious, but we can't truly trust filmmakers to remain completely true to an original story.    

I'm glad now that we went back to that movie to watch it.  As it turns out, we both enjoyed the movie and were still talking about how great it was the next morning.

I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys a mystery full of secrets and "interesting" characters.  


Agatha Christie's Ordeal By Innocence Movie Synopsis

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Rachel Argyll (Anna Chancellor) is a wealthy woman who adopts multiple children, home-schools them, and raises them with a stern hand.  She isn't given to displays of affection and often comes across as cruel or unfeeling.  


When Rachel is murdered, her adopted son, Jack (Anthony Boyle), is accused and arrested.  He was a convenient suspect that doesn't seem to have a real alibi for the time of the murder.  Plus, he always seemed to delight in challenging and aggravating his mother.  It was believable that he might have lost is temper and murdered her.

18 months later, Dr. Arthur Calgary arrives at the Argyll's mansion to offer his testimony in defense of Jack.  Explaining that he has been out of the country since the night he gave Jack a ride and has just discovered the boy was accused of murder, he wishes to see Jack exonerated.  

Believing that he is another false witness just trying to make the news headlines, most of the family dismisses him, even threatens him in order to force him to leave town.  But, Dr. Calgary knows Jack was in his car at the time of the murder and he is not going to just give up and leave.   


Notes about the Amazon Prime Original Movie 

I really liked the actors they selected for this movie.  Not only were they believable, but they looked the parts.  I especially liked the way Luke Treadaway portrayed Dr. Arthur Calgary.  While all of the actors were awesome, Treadaway was exceptional.   
 

The Amazon Prime Original shows as Season 1, with 3 episodes. We watched the entire "season" movie on the same night. (less than 3 hours)

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8 comments:

  1. For someone who gave up TV because of the "garbage" that was being shown, I find that I have all kinds of alternatives now. Murder mysteries are one of my favorite genres for both book and film, so this is right up my alley. Thank you for showing me that there is still some entertainment out there.

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    1. We have that in common, Olivia. I don't miss cable at all! I always feel like I have been given a gift when I discover a good movie on Amazon or Netflix.

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  2. I've been a murder mystery fan for more than 50 years, yet for some reason never of Agatha Christie. Perhaps this movie will change my mind and I'll wonder why I waited so long to enjoy her stories. Thanks for the review, Sylvestermouse.

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    1. I hope you watch it and love it Elf! As much as you love mysteries, I would have expected you to know all of the Agatha Christie stories by heart. Truly, I am surprised. I do hope you give her, and this movie a chance and find them to be awesome.

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  3. I loved both movie versions of “Murder on the Orient Express.” I’m looking forward to watching another Agatha Christie murder mystery in movie form. I agree with you that the marketing photo isn’t appealing, and I might not have considered viewing this movie if I hadn’t read this excellent review. I’m off to add it to my Amazon Prime watchlist!

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    1. I love "Murder on the Orient Express", Margaret! That is one more thing we have in common. That photo is not a good representation of the movie at all. Turns out, the man is Jack and the three women in the photo are his adopted sisters. Not at all what it suggests in my opinion.

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  4. Well, it is no secret that I love a good mystery! I kind of cut my teeth on Agatha Christie books when I was a kid! I am definitely going to add Ordeal by Innocence to our queue. Thanks for the great review!

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  5. Well, I can see why the image might have put you off selecting this movie! Thanks for a great recommendation and review.

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