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The twists and turns of the story keep you on your toes until the very end, never giving anything away. The verbal blows drop as fast as the bodies, and if British aristocrats fighting over money, beautifully, is your thing, Crooked House will more than satisfy, it will thrill.
All in all, a hugely enjoyable, sumptuous adaptation that, while never attempting to break the Christie mould, imbued the story with a pleasingly contemporary feel.
With such an enticing cast, it’s tougher than one might think trying to divine which of these eccentrics might be responsible for the crime, and “Crooked House” keeps you guessing, right up to its shocking conclusion.
It has its creaky corners, but there are enough twists and shocks to keep it engaging throughout.
The superb cast provides mild pleasures, as do some aspects of the elaborate mystery itself. And that’s all, folks.
The ace cast provides delicious moments, to be sure, but mainly they're playing caricatures in search of a compelling plot.
Slant Magazine
Gilles Paquet-Brenner's film is ultimately a genre item that operates on alternately prestigious and campy autopilot.
The actors never once seem engaged with the material beyond the surface. Thus, Crooked House feels as lifeless as the corpse at its center.

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