2019 | 130 mins | USA | M Offensive language
- Director: Rian Johnson (‘Looper’, ‘Brick’, ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’)
- Writer: Rian Johnson
- Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Lieberher, Christopher Plummer
- Drama, Mystery, Suspense
exceptional cinematic froth, and murder at its most mirthful
Daniel Craig stars as an eccentric detective in a whodunit for the 21st century.
The morning after his 85th birthday, Harlan Thrombey is found dead, with the cause seemingly a self-inflicted wound to the neck. Indeed, with the knife still in his hand it looks like an open-and-shut case.
“A delicious throwback to the all-star whodunit, this juicy comedy thriller is a treat from start to finish, which should make it a sizeable hit”.
When it’s actually over (and my God does Johnson stick the landing with one of the best final shots of the year) you’ll unpack its ingenuity like a detective yourself, marveling at not just how the details of what happened that night revealed themselves, but the social message embedded in all of it.
Brian Tallerico, rogerebert.com
The central plot is a devious one that pulls the rug out from under the audience on multiple occasions; no mean feat in a genre where every variation and outcome would seem to have been tried and tested. But what really sets Knives Out apart from the competition is its humor.
Chris Tilly, ion.com
A delicious throwback to the all-star whodunit, this juicy comedy thriller is a treat from start to finish, which should make it a sizeable hit…
an intricate puzzle-box narrative worthy of the genre’s brainiest practitioners
Los Angeles Times