GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Tim Lammers film critic from DirectConversations.com reviews Kenneth Branagh's take on this literary classic.

“Murder on the Orient Express” (PG-13) 3 1/2 stars (out of 4); Kid Quotient: None

Don’t hesitate to climb aboard “Murder on the Orient Express,” filmmaker Kenneth Branagh’s lavishly produced and expertly directed adaptation of legendary author Agatha Christie’s classic novel. Loaded with a brilliant ensemble cast, lush set pieces, inventive cinematography and gorgeous settings, “Murder on the Orient Express” is a welcome throwback to the classic whodunnit murder mysteries of yesteryear, told passionately though the Branagh’s lens.

Read Tim Lammers' extended review.