And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

DVD - 2016
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It's 1939 and Europe teeters on the brink of war. Ten strangers are invited to Indian Island, an isolated rock near the Devon coast in southern England. Cut off from the mainland, with their generous hosts Mr and Mrs U.N. Owen mysteriously absent, they are each accused of a terrible crime. As each member of the party starts to die one by one, the survivors realize that one of them is a killer and start to turn on each other

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 04, 2019

I rate the film And Then There Were None a 5/5. The film is dark and spooky which fits the theme of the film; murder mystery. Many flashbacks show the dark pasts of all the characters which slowly fills in gaps and lets the watcher learn about the characters. The short series is composed of 3 episodes, which add up to around 2.5 hours in total. I recommend the short series because it takes Agatha Christie's fantastic novel and adds a Hollywood twist. Of course, the film added a few features and plot points for added drama, but personally, I think that it suits the plot perfectly and just enhances the film. I can't exactly share what the added drama is, but as someone who has read the book and watched the film, I find the short series to be more interesting. It's mysterious and makes you question what is truly right and wrong in the world. All the characters are different, yet similar, in their own way, so you wonder who to sympathize with, even if they are possibly a killer. Overall, And Then There Were None is an amazing short series and is a great watch for any mystery and thriller lovers!
- @TheBookkeeper of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

JCLKarynH Jul 02, 2019

This mini-series took me completely by surprise. I've never read the Agatha Christie mystery that this was based off of, so I didn't know what I was getting myself into. This series is not the usual cozy Agatha Christie mystery of a genteel village with secrets to be unearthed. It is dark and disturbing. I didn't like it at first, but after a second viewing, I developed an appreciation for the themes it explores: paranoia, guilt, the fact that all humans are capable of murder in the right circumstances, and the slippery slope of "justice." There's a lot of flashbacks from past to present as we explore the psychological lives of each character. As with all Agatha Christie mysteries, I was not able to guess the culprit. I truly didn't see the shocking conclusion coming. All the actors are top notch British stock, especially Charles Dance. The ambiance was wonderfully sinister and I love when poems or nursery rhymes are used in a menacing way. If you like mysteries that explore the dark recesses of the human psyche, give this series a go.

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rp3276
May 31, 2019

This is a great story from Agatha Christie. The acting, backgrounds and props are perfect for the time period. My complaint of this movie is the producers injecting political statements into the story. Two are hidden in this movie: One is Homosexuality and the other of the killing of 21 tribesmen in Africa. They do not say Africa but they state it was over diamonds so that sums that location up. Neither of this homosexuality or anti-colonialism is in the book. Can we just leave the political propaganda out and let us enjoy the story. We watch movies to go somewhere else....Well, at least I do. The acting is superb. What would Agatha say? She would be amazed that in 2019 we are enjoying her story!

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Fionaenzo
May 04, 2019

All-star cast. Suspenseful. Top tier mystery. I never read the book so I really enjoyed not knowing who the murderer was till the end.

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Palomino
Apr 16, 2019

I really liked it, although I still roll my eyes at "ten little soldiers" because as a lifelong reader I'm old enough to remember when it was "Indians", AND when it was can't-even-say-that-these-days. I hope to live long enough to see it become "ten little Pokemon", or something!

Anyways, brilliant cast of actors, brilliant Agatha Christie story, really well done. For those of you who keep track of such things, Sam Neill and Toby Stephens have switched off the sexy for their roles, but Aidan Turner must have a clause in every contract saying that he will Not.

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nelll
Mar 28, 2019

I’ve read the book and seen this version of it....a very very good movie..especially with my fav Sam Neill...I really recommend this movie...you’ll enjoy it.

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1860Colt
Nov 19, 2018

One of the best adaptations of a book I have ever seen. So dark, mysterious, brooding; I read the book before hand, and therefore knew whodunit, and even I was looking over my shoulder. So good.

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loulou2008
Oct 28, 2018

This is outstanding! Watching it a second time. The cinematography, sets, acting, unfolding of events... everything works.

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bugmansdaughter
Oct 22, 2018

An insult to Agatha Christie and HER version of the novel, which did not have to be altered as this so-called adaptation is. The original version is still as readable today as it was when it first came out, so how come so many of her works have to been mangled on TV like they are these days???!!!

shokolit Sep 21, 2018

I liked this production of the story better than I liked the older version (from the 1940's (?) ).
This version is much closer to the Agatha Christie story both in its mood and tone.

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jimg2000
Nov 02, 2016

Tons of memorable lines, e.g.:

Whereabouts in the country?
-The Devon coast. Soldier Island.
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I always think it's rather a weakness to be so affected by something in one's circumstances. Rather indulgent. Almost vain. We must be strong, Mrs. Rogers, especially in these times. We must be valiant...
and virtuous. We must be Englishwomen.
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Although, you shouldn't call it a poem, Miss Claythorne. It's doggerel. Poetry should be uplifting.
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She might look like the undead, but she can definitely cook.
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Convention, Miss Claythorne, is what keeps us together in the face of impending chaos.
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But why teach in a third-rate establishment producing third-rate girls? Barely worth your time and
effort, I would have thought.
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I've had more than my fair share of lazy and vindictive staff.

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jimg2000
Nov 02, 2016

Ten little Indian boys went out to dine;
One choked his little self and then there were nine.
Nine little Indian boys sat up very late;
One overslept himself and then there were eight.
Eight little Indian boys travelling in Devon;
One said he'd stay there and then there were seven.
Seven little Indian boys chopping up sticks;
One chopped himself in halves and then there were six.
Six little Indian boys playing with a hive;
A bumblebee stung one and then there were five.
Five little Indian boys going in for law;
One got in Chancery and then there were four.
Four little Indian boys going out to sea;
A red herring swallowed one and then there were three.
Three little Indian boys walking in the Zoo;
A big bear hugged one and then there were two.
Two little Indian boys sitting in the sun;
One got frizzled up and then there was one.
One little Indian boy left all alone;
He went and hanged himself and then there were none.

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