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Evil Under the Sun

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7.01 h 56 min1982X-RayPG
The story of one man's efforts to fathom the mysterious death of a resort hotel in the Mediterranean.
Directors
Guy Hamilton
Starring
Peter UstinovJane BirkinColin Blakely
Genres
SuspenseDrama
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Audio Languages
English
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Supporting actors
Nicholas ClayJames MasonRoddy McDowallSylvia MilesDenis QuilleyDiana RiggMaggie Smith
Producers
John BrabourneRichard Goodwin
Studio
STUDIOCANAL
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1420 global ratings

  1. 79% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 14% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 6% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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A. W. WilsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
EVIL UNDER THE SUN BLURAY from STUDIO CANAL 2017
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The BLURAY is excellent quality showing off the wonderful locations and sets to perfection. Good sound and subtitles. Exreas not watched. What can I say? Ustinov is not the Christie lover's first choice to be the short balding, moustachiod Belgian detective, but like Margaret Rutherford and her perfect "Miss Marple", he made the character his own and he, and we, have great fun with him as he deduces the facts and murderers over nearly 2 hours. Fun is the operative word. Who won't get pleasure out of Rigg and Smith going at it in a bitchy hilarious verbal sparring match and then giving a stand out rendition of "Your'e the Tops" Which brings me to the clever use of Cole porter's music. Gloriously appropriate. The casting, apart from Rigg and Smith is so spot on...James mason, quite subdued, Sylvia Miles, less so, ditto Lovely Roddy McDowell, Colin Blakely, Jane Birkin and Nicholas Clay (who spends a lot of the film in fairly brief trunks,) and last, but by no means least, the great Dennis Quilley, who acompanies Rigg/Smith in their "duet". I thoroughly enjoyed the whole film, and my, does the big budget show!!! Highly recomended
4 people found this helpful
hjdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Elegant, classy, delicious
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Your reviewer actually reviewed this when it first came out, ending with "It's an elegant divertissement, no more, but then again, no less". I loved it then and love it now - this film has everything you could want of an Agatha Christie adaptation: a superb cast, a gorgeous setting, clothes to die for. It's like going on a summer holiday oneself. Mercifully, as with most Christies, one does not mourn overly for the murder victim, played with a joyous relish by Diana Rigg - her bitch-offs with Maggie Smith's former showgirl hotel proprietor are worth the price of admission in themselves. The plot is suitably convoluted, Ustinov's Poirot remains my personal favourite, and you really, really do want to go there (and commandeer the wardrobe). You will not want to leave.
16 people found this helpful
AReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 December 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent light whodunit entertainment
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Ok so it was made in 1982 but the period setting of an earlier age and an all star cast make this compelling and amusing viewing.

A real change from the fast moving often violent offerings of today’s films and tv serials.

Recommended.
2 people found this helpful
michael BillingtonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 February 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A truely amazing and beautiful film
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I took a bit of time to get used to anyone other than David Suchet as Poiroit, but once I accepted this as a stand alone film, I was sucked right into the story. Brilliant cast and choice of locations, the blu-ray makes the visuals worth the price of purchase.

I would recommend watching on a sunday, for old school murder mystery with lots of understated humour.
One person found this helpful
Mr. R. W. GrahamReviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Poirot Investigates
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Inspector Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress at a hotel. Based on the Agatha Christie novel, this has a slow build up for tension and becomes a gripping whodunnit with an excellent British cast lead by Peter Ustinov back as Inspector Hercule Poirot once again investigating murder among Britain's rich and elite with Maggie Smith as a former dancer turned hotel manager, Diana Rigg, Roddy McDowall and Colin Blakely with a good twist at the end and looks very slick and stylish.
2 people found this helpful
Chris Martin ShawReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 October 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good
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Good movie. Has a lot of humour in it. Acting is great. But films on prime that we like we have to pay extra for.
It’s a cheek...when we already pay for the amazon prime. I know lots of people feel the same.
3 people found this helpful
J. Worrall-McBrideReviewed in the United Kingdom on 06 April 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Camp and entertaining
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These Peter Ustinov Poirot movies are always full of stars being over the top and fabulous. Love how you can get wrapped up in the characters abs story and feel like you're there with them in the midst of all the intrigue and murder. Great adaption and really good fun.
AngieBReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 April 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful, funny and visually stunning
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One of my all-time favourites. It's one of those films I can watch again and again. Ustinov, Smith and Rigg are especially sublime but all of the actors are first rate. A brilliant 'who dunnit' with stunning visuals and beautiful costumes in a gorgeous setting.
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