Evil Under The Sun

Evil Under The Sun

Evil Under The Sun

Oscar-winner Peter Ustinov (Spartacus) is Hercule Poirot in this Agatha Christine whodunit co-starring Jane Birkin and Maggie Smith.

Trying to find how a millionaire wound up with a phony diamond brings Hercule Poirot to an exclusive island resort frequented by the rich and famous. When a murder is committed, everyone has an alibi.

1982Rating: PG, Mild themes, violence, sexual references and coarse language117 minsUKEnglish, German and French with English subtitles
DramaMystery
Director:
Guy Hamilton ('Live and Let Die', 'Goldfinger', 'The Man with the Golden Gun')
Writer:
Anthony Shaffer
Cast:
Peter UstinovColin BlakelyJane BirkinNicholas ClayMaggie SmithRoddy McDowallSylvia MilesJames Mason
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Variety

Variety

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But fun it is to follow this cast of English and US characters in their stay at the elegantly old-fashioned resort hotel on a remote Tyrrhenian island...

TV Guide

TV Guide

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Only the performances, the lovely location, and some Cole Porter tunes make it worth watching.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

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With Ustinov's energetic impersonation of Poirot and Anthony Shaffer's traditionally structured script, Death on the Nile offered a fair recreation of Agatha Christie's world, but this time Christie herself would rightly have disowned the film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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The latest Agatha Christie whodunit to be given the all-star screen treatment, has nothing but style, but its style goes a long way.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Well, there are delicious moments in the final fifteen minutes of “Evil Under The Sun, but what I especially liked about this Christie were the opening scenes the setup.

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

press

These all-star Agatha Christie adaptations ... became increasingly slack and campy—though the cast here includes Jane Birkin, Sylvia Miles, Diana Rigg, and Maggie Smith, they might as well be indifferently talented female impersonators.

Variety

Variety

press

But fun it is to follow this cast of English and US characters in their stay at the elegantly old-fashioned resort hotel on a remote Tyrrhenian island...

TV Guide

TV Guide

press

Only the performances, the lovely location, and some Cole Porter tunes make it worth watching.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

With Ustinov's energetic impersonation of Poirot and Anthony Shaffer's traditionally structured script, Death on the Nile offered a fair recreation of Agatha Christie's world, but this time Christie herself would rightly have disowned the film.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The latest Agatha Christie whodunit to be given the all-star screen treatment, has nothing but style, but its style goes a long way.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Well, there are delicious moments in the final fifteen minutes of “Evil Under The Sun, but what I especially liked about this Christie were the opening scenes the setup.

Chicago Reader

Chicago Reader

press

These all-star Agatha Christie adaptations ... became increasingly slack and campy—though the cast here includes Jane Birkin, Sylvia Miles, Diana Rigg, and Maggie Smith, they might as well be indifferently talented female impersonators.

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