Evil Under the Sun


Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 73%
IMDb Rating 7 10 10796


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Maggie Smith as Daphne Castle
Diana Rigg as Arlena Marshall
Roddy McDowall as Rex Brewster
James Mason as Odell Gardener
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815.96 MB
24.000 fps
1hr 57 min
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1hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by hammerspanner 10 / 10

Best Ustinov Poirot

Worthwile for Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg although I wish the reviewer who commented that Jane Birken played Diana Riggs' step daughter had got their facts right after taking the time to write the review. She played the female accomplace of the murderer played by Nicholas Clay. It was also filmed on the Spanish Islands not the Greek Islands. Just had to put the record straight.

Reviewed by Fletcher Conner 7 / 10

Ustinov's best turn as Poirot

Of his three feature film turns as the famed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, Evil Under the Sun is Peter Ustinov's best performance. Once again Poirot travels to an exotic local to observe a star studded cast (in this case Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, and James Mason) of upper crust British snobs and waits for one of them to be murdered. Of course, every one has both a motive and an alibi and it is up to Poirot to solve the crime without the police getting in his way.

Ustinov shines in his most obnoxious turn as the fussy Belgian and while he is not quite on the level of Albert Finney and David Suchet, he plays the character as he should be played. Guy Hamilton ably directs, keeping it moving at a good pace while allowing the mystery to unfold and giving the audience a chance to solve it without making it easy. It does leave you to wonder though, has Poirot ever gone on a vacation without someone being murdered?

Reviewed by JohnHowardReid 7 / 10

O.K. but not sufficiently witty!

If the aim of the script was to turn Agatha Christie's "Poirot" potboiler into an elegant comedy of manners (and that is a fair assumption) and almost as it were to spoof the very stuff of which her mysteries are made, Shaffer has only partly succeeded in that laudable aim.

He is let down partly by his cast, partly by his director but mostly by himself. The dialogue except for one or two instances (notably Mason's delightful speech about not having an alibi) is just not sufficiently witty (though Maggie Smith has a game try at making her lines ring with the requisite offhanded venom) and even descends at the climax into the standard detective novel ploy of an extremely long, extraordinarily tedious explanatory speech (lightened though it is by flashbacks to incidents we have not previously been shown! — talk about cheating!).

Blakely's bombast is also a distinct handicap and Saran Miles is far too strident. Fortunately their roles are comparatively small.

Mr. Clay is a bit too insipid to inspire confidence and Ustinov's accent is as faulty as an amateur stage Frenchman's; but Jane Birkin, the ever-reliable Roddy McDowall and James Mason, Diana Rigg and Emily Hone are well worth supporting.

Sets and costumes are inspired. Locations, color photography look all that escapist hearts could desire.

And there's a Cole Porter score including a delightful rendition of "You're the Top" by Diana Rigg. (Available on a very good quality, but rather sparse on extras, Optimum DVD).

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