I was able to attend an early screening in order to bring you this Death on the Nile Parents Guide. All opinions are my own.
Being familiar with the book and watching the trailer I knew there would be some differences. Overall I think they did a great job adapting the story to a movie. I was a little irritated with the “dirty dancing” as I felt that made it way less family-friendly and was an unnecessary addition to the movie. Other than that, it was very well done. I enjoy watching it all play out and come to life. The acting was perfect. I wouldn’t have cast the characters differently.
Overall I think you will really love this adventure with Hercule Poirot as they travel around Egypt and try to solve the mystery of the Death on the Nile!
If you haven’t read the book yet, I just finished the Audible version of Death on the Nile read by none other than Kenneth Branagh and it was fantastic! If you click HERE you can signup for a free trial and listen to the book. You can also check out the other great reads by Christie on there.
Death on the Nile hits theaters February 11, 2022!
Death on the Nile is packed with an all-star cast! Kenneth Branagh, back as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot, is joined by Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.
If you haven’t watched Murder on the Orient Express yet – make sure you watch it before you go see this!
Death on the Nile Parents Guide
The movie Death on the Nile is rated PG-13 for violence, some bloody images, and sexual material.
Death on the Nile runs for 2 hours and 7 minutes.
There is no Death on the Nile end credit scenes.
Sex & Nudity – Suggestive dancing between different couples in a club. Two characters talk about sex. Characters are shown standing, making suggestive “positions” (characters fully clothed) but talking about having sex.
Violence & Gore – Shows gunshot wounds, knife wounds, blood, dead bodies, and boulders being pushed off cliffs trying to hit other characters. (kind of the theme of the movie…) Nothing overly graphic or disturbing.
Profanity – 2-3 uses of God and 4-5 uses of damn
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking – Drinking and smoking are shown throughout. Not really a focal point.
Frightening & Intense Scenes – Several scenes could be frightening to younger viewers when it shows the murdered characters. A few of the scenes are intense.
Overall I would say 13 and older for this one because of the sexuality and the more bloody/murder scenes.
About Death on the Nile
A new Death on the Nile trailer for the 20th Century Studios’ movie is here. This tale of passion and jealousy, which is directed by and stars five-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh and features an all-star ensemble cast, opens in U.S. theaters on February 11, 2022.
Based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie, “Death on the Nile” is a daring mystery-thriller about the emotional chaos and deadly consequences triggered by obsessive love. Kenneth Branagh, back as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot, is joined by Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright. “Death on the Nile,” which reunites the filmmaking team behind 2017’s global hit “Murder on the Orient Express,” is written by Michael Green, adapted from Christie’s novel, and is produced by Ridley Scott, Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a. and Kevin J. Walsh, with Mark Gordon, Simon Kinberg, Matthew Jenkins, James Prichard and Mathew Prichard serving as executive producers.
Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this dramatic tale of love gone wrong features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travelers and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.