Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Movie Review: Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar

I was a little disappointed with the quality of production, being used to the usual high-quality Christie fare. The plot of Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar was disjointed and choppy and the whole premise not very well outlined. I also found Lyndsey Marshall a bland and not very appealing Agatha. The script was confusing, and it was hard to work out why everyone was in the grand house in the first place. The actors - some familiar faces - did their best but floundered in places. 

However, there were some good moments, for example Agatha's altercation with her publishers who do not want romance novels; they want more of the Belgian detective. I also learned a few things I did not know about Agatha Christie. She is the best-selling novelist of all time! Viewers who are not avid and hawk-eyed Christie fans, and those just wanting a relaxing murder mystery will enjoy it.  3/5


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