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      Agatha

      PG Released Feb 9, 1979 1h 38m Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      71% Tomatometer 14 Reviews 58% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A fictitious account of crime writer Agatha Christie's unexplained 11-day disappearance in 1926. Facing the breakdown of her marriage to a war hero, the famous author assumes a new identity and flees to a spa town where she sets in motion a bizarre and drastic revenge plot against her husband and his mistress. Thousands scour the British countryside for her, including an American reporter who is hot on her trail. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Gary Arnold Washington Post A surprisingly glamorous, intoxicating entertainment. May 9, 2017 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times If Kathleen Tynan and the makers of "Agatha" had worked in that spirit -- had given us a droll and macabre black comedy -- the movie might have worked. They do not, and so it does not. Rated: 2.5/4 Oct 23, 2004 Full Review Richard Corliss Maclean's Magazine Even the seeker after that most honorable of movie pleasures -- a good time -- is likely to say, "Nice. But why bother?" Jul 19, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Unconvincing. Rated: C+ Aug 22, 2017 Full Review Caffeinated Clint Moviehole Hoffman at his best. Rated: 3/5 Apr 19, 2008 Full Review Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily Rated: 2/5 Oct 9, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Norman A Vanessa Redgrave is good in this but Dustin is miscast and unbelievable; the character so wooden, all hampered by an awful script. The sets and cinematography are the real reasons to sit through this cliche. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/18/24 Full Review Shioka O Excellent cinematography. This is a period film and not look dated even though released in 1979. It's not gripping but watchable. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/16/22 Full Review Audience Member "The cover and the book." Brilliant movie in which the unexplained disappearance of Agatha Christie is imagined and becomes the tale of a wounded and very bright woman who wishes for more consideration and gets herself lost. And it's also a romantic movie in which a short man falls for a tall lady. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A bit weird with a very silly plot. The Hoffman character was not believable. Husband Christie was odious... but well played. Period settings excellent. Electrical stuff complete nonsense. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Set in Victorian England this film is all about a marriage gone bad, Agatha's, but a new romance begun by Dustin with Redgrave as Agatha Christie. Poignant, slow paced film shows how Agatha disappeared after a terrible argument with her husband (once Bond star) Tim Hutton. Dustin Hoffman as an American journalist visiting England is determined to find Agatha and falls in love with her. Turns out to be an ill fated love however and things get really interesting as Agatha plots her own suicide. The movie didn't move me much until the last half when the action picks up to save Agatha from herself. The ending is poignant and a bit sad. Monsieur Rick Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Between a 6/10 and 7/10, a curio item, an art film that wants to be commercial, this mild mystery (about Agatha Christie's disappearance) evoked expectations due to the high-caliber cast of tall Vanessa Redgrave and short Dustin Hoffman. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A fictitious account of crime writer Agatha Christie's unexplained 11-day disappearance in 1926. Facing the breakdown of her marriage to a war hero, the famous author assumes a new identity and flees to a spa town where she sets in motion a bizarre and drastic revenge plot against her husband and his mistress. Thousands scour the British countryside for her, including an American reporter who is hot on her trail.
      Director
      Michael Apted
      Distributor
      Warner Bros. Pictures
      Production Co
      Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 9, 1979, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 21, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 38m
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