20 January 2019 | stephenabell
Of It's Time
The only thing that holds this compilation of Agatha Christie's short stories back is the direction. This is very much of its time. There's nothing wrong with it, as such, but it gives most of the stories an aged feel... more so than the period costumes and motor vehicles. A few of the tales would have been stronger had the direction been tighter; others, if the atmosphere had been eerier; and the others, if the tension had been ramped up and the action faster.
On the whole, though, these are enjoyable tales of murder, mystery, the supernatural, and spycraft. They are well worth a watch, especially on a lazy Sunday with a nice cup of tea and a few cucumber sandwiches.