Where Does Death on the Nile land on the Banana Meter?

Welcome to the first-ever first reactions from our Ripe Banana film critics. A few critics saw an advance screening of Death on the Nile and shared their thoughts below. Do you plan on checking out the film? Let us know if you are!

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a film hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a film hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the film hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Death on the Nile Banana Meter Score

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the film:

Tarek Fayoumi

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Though the film had a promising premise, Branagh was really the main brilliance of the film itself. Felt it was out of focus in many ways. This is unfortunate, but there are still some fascinating elements.

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Cara McWilliam-Rich

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

Although it doesn’t live up to its predecessor, Death on the Nile has enough about it that if Branagh were to don the famous moustache for a third outing, then it would be worth seeing what Poirot gets up to next.

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Jasmine Waters

Banana Meter Rating: 20%

Although champagne is aplenty, Branagh’s directorial choices don’t sustain enough gusto to fill the Nile.

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Leo Brady

Banana Meter Rating: 35%

The problem is Death on the Nile is much too slow of a stroll down the river to make the mystery thrilling, no matter what actors are lined up to be suspects.

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Rowan Wood

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

An all-new and all-star cast benefits Death on the Nile, which improves upon its predecessor with style and an exciting mystery.

Jerome Muscarella

Banana Meter Rating: 68%

Death On The Nile is a heavily flawed but very entertaining murder mystery. It may take a while to get going but once it does your in for a ride!

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Ryan Terry

Banana Meter Rating: 65%

You’ll want to watch it again! Great cast, exotic setting, love, deception, everything you need in the timeless ‘whodunit’ subgenre! You’ll also witness Poirot’s vulnerable side, which adds the human dimension to the legendary detective.

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Peter Gray

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Taking itself less seriously than Murder on the Orient Express, Death on the Nile is a lighter, more tongue-in-cheek affair that benefits from Branagh’s winking performance and a cast that are all entirely in on the overt melodrama the film adheres to.

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Larry Chillson Jr.

Banana Meter Rating: 30%

Kenneth Branagh never settles in on a tone that works with Death On the Nile, delivering an uneven film that struggles to maintain intrigue as it plods along to finally get to the reason we are all here: the murder mystery! Add to that a showcase of sloppy cinematography, visual effects and editing and the mystery of a fun film was left unsolved.

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Manuel São Bento

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Death on the Nile retains the problems of its predecessor, containing an even less mysterious central mystery and even less interesting multiple storylines. Inconsistent performances. Awful green screen. Kenneth Branagh saves it from sinking.

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Ashley Saunders

Banana Meter Rating: 60%

Death On The Nile may be slow to start but once the murder happens the mystery kicks into high gear and sees Kenneth Branagh shine once again as Hercule Poirot. This whodunit is kept afloat thanks to stellar performances by Branagh, Mackey, Okonedo, and Bateman.

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MN Miller

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Jump on board and let Death on the Nile take you on a well-crafted mystery.

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Zack Goller

Banana Meter Rating: 63%

This movie really is a tale of two halves. Once the actual death occurs and the mystery starts, it’s dare I say, excellent. That first half is too bogged down by soap opera drama to consider this an instant whodunnit classic, unfortunately.

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Manuel São Bento

Banana Meter Rating: 40%

Death on the Nile retains the problems of its predecessor, containing an even less mysterious central mystery and even less interesting multiple storylines. Inconsistent performances. Awful green screen. Kenneth Branagh saves it from sinking.

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

You’ll want to watch it again! Great cast, exotic setting, love, deception, everything you need in the timeless ‘whodunit’ subgenre! You’ll also witness Poirot’s vulnerable side, which adds the human dimension to the legendary detective.

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We Talk Film

Banana Meter Rating: 75%

Death on the Nile is a terrific addition to the series, a slick and sexy murder mystery that keeps you guessing right to the end. The locations are beautiful, the diverse cast of characters are fun and Branagh is fantastic as Poirot. If you want a break from special effect laden movies and love a good old-fashioned ‘who done it’, this should more than satisfy your need.

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