Movie review: Death on the Nile


Gal Gadot, the actress for Linnet.

Olivia Tingle, Reporter

“Death on the Nile” is a murder mystery movie which was directed by Kenneth Branagh and was released only in theaters on February 11, 2022. The movie is a squeal to “Murder on the Orient Express”, but the only thing that connects them is the lead detective Hercule Poirot, played by Kenneth Branagh. However, they do follow the same overall plot, a person gets murdered in a confined space where there are a select number of suspects.

The movie follows Linnet (Gal Gadot) and Simon Doyle (Armie Hammer), a newly married couple that is having their wedding party on the Nile River. The location was chosen by Linnet to get away from Simon’s ex-fiancée, Jacqueline de Bellefort (Emma Mackey), who has been following them around since Simon broke off their engagement. While on the Nile though, tragedy struck the joyful wedding party. With a newly discovered body and a handful of suspects, the experienced detective, Hercule Poirot, works to find out who the killer is before more party guests turn up dead.

The movie makes it apparent that love can make people do crazy things and that people will go to any lengths, no matter how wrong, for the person they adore. While there are other themes in the movie, this was the main one made clear through the dialogue.

“Death on the Nile” is a murder mystery with a  good set-up that could have made a great movie. The movie’s script made it more predictable and slow paced but paired with the decent acting and a few good twists , I am giving this movie 3.5 out of 5 shields.