Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Review – Espionage, Adventure and Killer Costumes

Binge watched everything on Netflix and need something new to get lost in? Luckily for us, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears has hit streaming services and its full of 1920s fashion and another intriguing mystery. Check out our Miss Fisher review below ⬇️

After freeing a young girl from her unjust imprisonment in Jerusalem, Phryne Fisher begins to unravel a mystery concerning priceless emeralds, ancient curses and the truth behind the suspicious disappearance of Shirin’s forgotten tribe.

What’d I think?

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Admittedly I’ve never seen the TV show or read the books that spawned a cult-like following of Phryne Fisher but the trailer drew me in with its 1920s fashion and a smart-minded female lead. Having no background, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised to find an easy to follow story that employed some wonderful misdirects. While I don’t think you need to be a fan of the series to watch this, the overall vibe feels like a love-letter to the day-ones. Fans of the TV show will delight in seeing Essie Davis shine once again in this Agatha Christie-esque film that takes us on a journey to discover an ancient curse.

The film opens in Jerusaleum where our daring detective Miss Fisher searches for a young girl named Shirin. With the authorities on her heels, some slick tricks and a mastery of her wit sees Fisher breaking Shirin out of jail and the two barrelling towards a train – their only source of freedom. With a tunnel approaching and no escape in sight for Fisher, the screen quickly fades to black before we find ourselves in Victoria. 

A group of characters that fans will quickly recognise discover that Fisher may have finally met her match. It’s here that we are whisked away to a beautiful estate in London for a memorial service. Of course in true heroine style, Fisher crashes her own service by landing a biplane in the middle of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson’s eulogy. 

From here, the core mystery of the film starts to unravel at a slow but intriguing pace. With some brilliantly executed misdirects that keep the plot shuffling along, the stunning 1920s fashion and a few large Middle Eastern landscapes that create a picturesque backdrop, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is 100 minutes of easy entertainment.

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is now available to watch on Lightbox, iTunes and Google Play.

3.5/5 stars

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Written by Monique Renee

Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.

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