Ten Little Indians (1989)

Ten Little Indians (1989)

Released: 1989
Genre: Crime, Genre, Mystery, Thriller
Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Starring: Frank Stallone, Brenda Vaccaro, Donald Pleasence, ,
Run time: 98 min
IMDb: 4.8/10
Country: UK
Views: 153242

Synopsis

Storyline:
Rehash of classic Agatha Christie story about 10 people who believe they have won a trip to go on an African safari, but are soon killed off one by one by an unknown murderer.
Written by
Mike Hatchett <[email protected]>
User Reviews: For the most part this film is populated by some wonderful character actors.

Agatha Christie’s original storyline is beyond reproach.

With building blocks like that to work with it’s a wonder that director Alan Birkinshaw wasn’t able to deliver something a little closer to the quality that thousands of Agatha Christie fans have come to expect. "Ten Little Indians" failed at nearly every level, from a poor script, to inept blocking and unimaginative camera angles, to cheap dime store sets and props, to trying to sensationalize Christie’s wit by replacing it with crude graphic violence.

There have been other film adaptations of "Ten Little Indians" all of them head and shoulders above this one. On three prior occasions I’ve tried to sit through this film but without success. Today, just after having seen "And Then There Were None" (an excellent adaptation of "Ten Little Indians") Birkinshaw’s version came on and I determined to sit through it all the way. My reward for that ordeal was to have the right to pan it publicly.

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