Crooked House

Sophia, the granddaughter of tycoon Aristide of leonidis, invites a private detective Charles Hayward to investigate the murder of her grandfather. She is sure that someone from the household was poisoning him. Grasp the investigation, Charles discovers that the motive is at all. Even Sophia.

  • Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Release Date: 2017-11-21
IMDb icon 6.3/10
  • Country: GB
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:55m
Irma Giselbert
10 January 2019 | 10:36

Agatha Christie is once again on screens — now with the first film based on the book "Crooked little house". What not exactly to do in viewing of this film — to expect dirty tricks from the script — all will be as well. In the rest try to understand.

Aristide leonidis — famous Anglican rich and the head of the family, who died in old age. Visible death from natural causes, but it is only a premature conclusion — a granddaughter sure the reverse. She hires a private detective — his former lover, who must find the killer of his grandfather. Arriving in a gets into a den of mystery and intrigue that weaves all the rest of the family, instantly appearing in entirely the number of suspects.

I think the oeuvre of Agatha Christie should be familiar with the vast number of viewers, they same — readers. The style of narration in the film is not change any bit, character and locations — almost everywhere will remain portrait. Heroes — a bunch of secrets and suspicion. The ideal form of a detective created by the English writer, forced to watch the movie as well as read and — in continuous tension and answer the main question.

Gilles Paquet-Brenner, changing only the completely useless facts of biographies, in the rest was concerned with transfer scenes on the big screen. Yeah and such films are usually not to say about the approach of the author. The film appeared in 2017 screens a little earlier, another film adaptation of Agatha Christie — "Murder in Orient Express" by Kenneth Branagh, and not having a large budget, technological delights and special effects, managed to preserve in itself the main — intrigue and that was more refined and literate.

In the film, not will be a strong character on the characters to know more than what is permitted, aggravating the situation will involve spoken words, but not actions and gain of the operator's work. The dynamics of the tape will consist of events, in which the cast will be more pawns than the Central face of the camera. The difference between the heroes no virtually no — they are some kind of discomfort, which for the viewer under the suspect may be one. From in the whole breathes a certain radio show — take a picture, put the text of the author and you can safely listen to the novel via the headphones.

Except that added Paquet-Brenner film Noir is not be. But with this the absorption of the film does not affect. Forgotten long ago read the literature — read it again.


Chrissie Nester
08 July 2018 | 10:21

Overall impression: the First thing that dropped my view view this castes. Casting happy: Max irons, Glenn close, Gillian Anderson, Christina Hendricks and etc. All of talented actors and outstanding their roles. Each in his role is trying to put maximum talent and it is a good thing, but here is the narration leaves much to be desired.

The movie is 115 minutes, it was very interesting. There is a huge house, in which lives a large family suddenly dying grandfather, he is the head of the family, thanks to grandpa and the whole family with money. Granddaughter grandfather asks about help the detective to investigate. She sure beloved grandfather was killed. Starting his investigation, the detective realizes that all the house dark horses, the killer could be anything. Gradually figuring out and even more entangled sleuth anyone not trust, except that the little girl of 10-12, who knows more than everyone else. Viscous swamp, here is that the story unfolded with every moment and each is the same minute I wanted to close his eyes and sleep. So it was pale, not have enough speakers in the detective, and wish I best film adaptation for a novel by Agatha Christie. Detective is leading the investigation, he just goes and asks all the questions, not even trying to cling to detail. "You just dear Watson," — said the girl detective and she rights.

the Only advantage of which is not contested stood out — this style of painting. Huge house and the scenery is undoubtedly beautifully executed. But not the atmosphere of a detective and just a nice decoration.

Strong point of the books by Agatha Christie — it's unpredictability. Never know who is the murderer?! So here, I suspect each family member and an unexpected final proof. If you like leisurely detectives, or simply want to find the adaptation of the Queen of detectives, it is quite possible. But there are much better filmed tape: "Ten little Indians", "Murder in Orient Express", TV series "Poirot".

PS my husband have you guessed who killer in the beginning of the movie.

6 from 10

Harriott Lidda
02 January 2020 | 09:47

Hoping to see a classic British detective, where to the end obscure the killer, I got a mediocre adaptation.

Easy enough to guess who of all worthy of the role of the killer is behind such a clever crime. At least it understand the final, folded all those hints and details that are in the beginning. However, keeping in mind the question of "who", not notice switch to  the"why", "why" and"what". And applies only to the murder, much to such tension between members of the same family, where every even a traditional family dinner receives their portion of subtle insults, humiliation and outdoor toxic claims from the neighbor.

There are a huge number of modern British detectives, who kept in suspense up to the very end. But not about the film — plot listless and trivial, although there are critical moments — for example, the ending, it really nice shot, there was at least some dynamics.

How long is Crooked House?
2h 35m
Who is the director of the movie Crooked House?
This tv-show was directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.
What is the genre of Crooked House?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Mystery, Best Mystery Movies 2017.
Who starred in Crooked House?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Christina Hendricks, Honor Kneafsey, Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Max Irons.
What is Crooked House IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.3.
When was Crooked House released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-11-21.