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In Agatha Christie’s most twisted tale, the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a wealthy patriarch is investigated by spy-turned-private-detective Charles Hayward (Max Irons), who is lured by his former lover to catch her grandfather's murderer before Scotland Yard exposes dark family secrets. On the sprawling estate, amidst a poisonous atmosphere of bitterness, resentment and jealousy in a truly crooked house, Hayward encounters three generations of the dynasty, including a theater actress (Gillian Anderson), the old man's widow 50 years his junior (Christina Hendricks), and the family matriarch Lady Edith de Haviland (Glenn Close).
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Gorgeous but bland, oddly paced Agatha Christie mystery.
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Parents need to know that Crooked House is a murder mystery based on an Agatha Christie novel. But it doesn't feature one of her iconic detective characters, and, despite a good cast, the characters are thin and don't generate much suspense or interest. A pivotal plot point is a little on the disturbing side for younger viewers. There are two murders: One is via injection, and the other body is shown lying on the floor. A car explodes, guns are shown, shots are fired, and a little girl falls (off screen) from a tree house. Characters drink -- both alone and together -- and smoke fairly frequently; some overdo it to the point of drunkenness and hangovers. Characters kiss, and there's the suggestion of an extramarital affair. Language includes a use of "for Christ's sake" and an insult: "sadistic pig."
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- Release Date:October 31, 2017
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