Rent Ordeal by Innocence (2018)

3.4 of 5 from 99 ratings
2h 53min
Rent Ordeal by Innocence (aka Agatha Christie: Ordeal by Innocence) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Christmas 1954. Wealthy philanthropist Rachel Argyll (Anna Chancellor) is murdered at her family estate Sunny Point. Her adopted son Jack Argyll (Anthony Boyle), a young delinquent, is arrested for her murder. He vehemently protests his innocence. Eighteen months later, Dr. Arthur Calgary (Luke Treadaway), a mysterious scientist, walks onto the velvety lawns of Sunny Point claiming to have just returned from an expedition to the Arctic. Even more extraordinary is his claim to hold the alibi that can prove Jack's innocence. But Jack died in prison before the case could come to trial, and the Argyll family is reluctant to dig up the secrets of the past.
Rachel's widower Leo (Bill Nighy) is about to marry his secretary Gwenda (Alice Eve) and none of Rachel's other adopted children Mary (Eleanor Tomlinson), Mickey (Christian Cooke), Tina (Crystal Clarke) or Hester (Ella Purnell), nor longstanding housekeeper Kirsten (Morven Christie), is willing to reopen that most horrendous chapter of their lives. However, the shattering implications of Calgary's story are too big to avoid; if he is telling the truth then the wrong person was arrested for Rachel's murder. And if Jack is innocent, then it must have been somebody else at Sunny Point. Somebody still out there....
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Roopesh Parekh
Writers:
Agatha Christie, Sarah Phelps
Aka:
Agatha Christie: Ordeal by Innocence
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Drama, Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/03/2019
Run Time:
173 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.00:1
Colour:
Colour

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Reviews (3) of Ordeal by Innocence

Predictable re-make. - Ordeal by Innocence review by NC

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04/08/2019

Tony Boyle comes out way the best effort. Bill does his shake of head, and looking very frail. Agatha probably wonder what is going on. Fills a space in the evening.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Soooo Sloooowwww - Ordeal by Innocence review by IT

Spoiler Alert
06/08/2019

Trimmed down to 90 mins this, might be an interesting mystery - but stretched out to 3 hrs it's numbing.

This is sad because there are interesting plots elements, the acting and settings are good, and the characters have plenty of depth.

Funnily enough, I solved whodunit in the first episode with a single observation... a clue that is never mentioned in the story. Here it is (spoiler):

When the husband rushes to the sound of a maid screaming, he sees his wife lying on the carpet bleeding from a head wound. His reaction is to comfort the maid - anyone else would have rushed to check his wife. The only reason for him not to do so is that he already knew her injury was fatal - he was the killer. Now if only I'd stopped watching there and saved myself two hours!

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

A bit too long.... - Ordeal by Innocence review by HE

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30/10/2019

It was alright-did not inspire or excite as a whodunnit. An interesting scenario and colourful characters; helpful prompts that we were rewinding to explain certain characters' stories in the build-up to the murder. I did like the 50s feel about the story but it is not one i would re-visit.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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