60 minutes

In August 1939, eight strangers are invited, by various tactics and misrepresentations, to Soldier Island, a small isolated rock off the Devon coast. Cut off from the mainland, with their ostensible hosts, "Mr. and Mrs. U.N. Owen", mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime, as are the two married servants. When two of the ten die mysteriously before morning, the accused suddenly realise there may be a murderer among them. Based on a novel by Agatha Christie.
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Jan 19, 2016 10:39AM EST

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This is an excellent production of Agatha Christie's most famous novel. The setting and cinematography are fantastic. The isolated mansion is both extravagant and spartan, and the island gives you a wonderful "isolated from the real world" vibe. The characters are delightfully unlikable.

Yes, there are some changes made - some adjustments for modern sensibilities - but I love that the ending is closer to the book than most adaptations.

If you've seen any of the countless remakes (thrillers, horror, even parodies), give yourselves a treat and watch this treatment of the original.


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