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A Haunting In Venice review: Kenneth Branagh doesn’t believe Michelle Yeoh can see dead people in creepy whodunit

Nothing escapes Hercule Poirot’s moustache!

A Haunting in Venice (PG13)

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Dornan, Kelly Reilly

Directed by Kenneth Branagh

Branagh does horror! Sorta, kinda. His third tour as Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot sees the desserts-loving Belgian sleuth with the Wi-Fi-deflecting handlebar stache lured out of retirement to debunk a medium (Michelle Yeoh) in the eponymous Italian city. You know the drill: someone croaks (rather gruesomely) and Poirot rounds up the suspects, including Tina Fey’s quippy novelist… and a restive spectre that allegedly resides in the decrepit palazzo (meticulously recreated in London’s Pinewood Studios). But the person who has to endure the ordeal of cross-examination the most is perhaps the great detective himself. Can a man of science and logic and a militant agnostic subscribe to the paranormal? There are just some mysteries Poirot can’t solve. But the movie tries to have it both ways, with mixed results. (3/5 stars) out in cinemas 01:08 Min

Edited on CapCut

Photo: 20th Century Studios

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