Agatha Christie’s The Witness for the Prosecution [Blu-ray]

March 7, 2017 - Comment

From the team behind 2015’s wildly successful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None comes “a dark, perfectly contemporary morality tale” (The Daily Telegraph, UK) set in 1920s London. When glamorous Emily French (Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City) is brutally murdered in her home, all the evidence points to French’s young lover,

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From the team behind 2015’s wildly successful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None comes “a dark, perfectly contemporary morality tale” (The Daily Telegraph, UK) set in 1920s London.

When glamorous Emily French (Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City) is brutally murdered in her home, all the evidence points to French’s young lover, Leonard Vole (Billy Howle, On Chesil Beach), to whom the heiress left her fortune. Ms. French’s
devoted housekeeper (Monica Dolan, The Casual Vacancy) proclaims Leonard’s guilt, but Leonard insists that his wife, enigmatic chorus girl Romaine (Andrea Riseborough, Bloodline, Birdman), can prove his innocence. As the scandalous crime goes to trial, solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones, Detectorists) finds that the case may be his undoing.

Played to perfection by an illustrious cast, this “brilliantly twisted” (Daily
Express, UK) drama shows that “Christie still has the power to give us
goosebumps” (Metro, UK).

Comments

Nancy says:

This was terrible and not at all enjoyable. So I guess this is considered a modern, realistic and high level Agatha Christie movie. I find it sad that an amazing story like Christie’s needs to have garbage like sex, swearing and a just plain depressing tone to meet the needs of modern viewers. It doesn’t say much about modern storytelling. This was slow and depressing and completely took away from the main storyline. It was just plain unfun to watch. I actually felt sick after. I love Agatha Christie, I love her class, wit and…

silverfiesta says:

Do not waste your money on this – What a piece of tripe! The audacity of some penny-ante writer thinking he can improve Dame Christie’s story by throwing in gratuitous sex and adding to the plot line with a death not in the original is appalling. Do not waste your money on this -, instead read the genuine writing of a master.

AEL says:

Lots to love A beautifully shot adaptation. A great cast of heavy hitters and newcomers. It’s dark and sexy; an adaptation for modern audiences but sticking to Christie’s infamous twists and superior writing.

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