Agatha and the Midnight Murders

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5.91 h 30 min202118+
This film imagines what might have happened to the author Agatha Christie. London 1940: As the Blitz rages and her future is threatened by fallout from the war, Agatha Christie makes the decision to kill off her most famous creation. With Blake Harrison, Jacqueline Boatswain, Gina Bramhill, and Helen Baxendale as Agatha Christie.
Directors
Joe Stephenson
Starring
Helen BaxendaleBlake HarrisonJacqueline Boatswain
Genres
Drama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Gina BramhillDaniel CalagironeThomas ChaanhingScott ChambersVanessa GrasseJodie McNeeElizabeth TanMorgan WatkinsAlistair Petrie
Producers
Emily DaltonCarol HardingTom Dalton
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PBS
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170 global ratings

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  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 11% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 11% of reviews have 1 stars
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ZsuzsaReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Boooring
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Boring, unbelievable, not plausible, stupid and illogical. Also claustrophobic as it takes place in one location, for some reason nobody sets foot outside. Honestly I cannot tell you much about the plot because I was not able to watch it through. They lost me inthe first ten minutes when it seems to be an air raid but most in the room have their doubts however nobody goes outside to check what is going on. Now they lost me then and there. Agatha is trying to sell her book to a Chinese man in a hotel someplace oriental for some reason and she delivers the manuscript herself and then comes the supposed air raid. From what I saw there were bodies galore but who cares? Perhaps for a play? But not for a movie.
11 people found this helpful
tericksonReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Awful.
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This film was worse than the first 2 of this series. Didn't make ANY sense at all, and I figured it all out within the first 15 minutes. And honestly, the writing is terrifyingly BAD. Why do they keep making these?
7 people found this helpful
carmenReviewed in the United States on July 14, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Putrid is being kind to decomposing fruit...
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When the description starts with "This film imagines..." the problem becomes what if there is no imagination involved. I will spare you any 'plot' analysis and simply state that this film is execrable in every sense of the word. You will never get back those 90 minutes of your life by watching this horror show, ever.
If it's nice weather today or tonight, go outside without a mask if you're vaccinated and walk the dog, mow the lawn; heck just sit on your deck or stoop and contemplate the universe. But whatever you do, for crying out loud, promise me you won't make the mistake I made in watching this acid reflux, rancid, regurgitating mess.
6 people found this helpful
CCSF profReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
I stopped it after 5 minutes
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Why should the first scene be completely gratuitous horrible morbid, nothing to do with the plot, either historical or historical-fiction, just cruelty designed to catch your eye??? I hated it. Refuse to watch the rest of the movie.
Wasted $4.99.
5 people found this helpful
TaunyReviewed in the United States on August 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
This is not a Christie Novel, it is Christie as a person in a Real world
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If you are offended by minimal impolite words, then don't watch it. This portrays, real-life, during war, and murders during an air raid. They are not nice neat easy murders, and there are many of them, so this is not cozy as such from that standpoint. It did keep me entertained and I quite enjoyed playing along and trying to solve the crimes right along with Christie. She led a life that put her into contact with people and places that were not always pleasant. It is because of that that she could interpret people so realistically and write mysteries so well. I did not have to strain my suspension of disbelief to think of her perhaps living through such as went on during an air raid. And thinking to myself, such encounters gave her ideas for her stories. (all in my mind as I watched it of course). Great fun midst the horrors of war and murders on the home front.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unusual for me to stop watching Agatha Christie...
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I'm such a fan of dear Agatha, but this made no sense, so poorly lit I couldn't see most of the scenes clearly, watching people grocery shop is more exciting than the personalities during the air raid . I really had to stop watching when the singing began.
3 people found this helpful
ebby gyrlReviewed in the United States on July 1, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Extremely disappointed
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Unnecessary profanity. Very slow and boring. It's so sad because I absolutely love Agatha Christie's stories.
4 people found this helpful
HappyReviewed in the United States on July 27, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
great twists and turns and they dont stop
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had a slightly slow start for a while and then it was one mystery after another until the bitter end.
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