Release Date: November 29, 2019
Starring: Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Craig Daniel, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Michael Shannon, et al.
When prominent crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) dies just after his 85th birthday, it’s up to the indefatigable Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to figure out who did it?
Who doesn’t like a good crime-detective-mystery movie?
I know I do. And I enjoyed watching this one very much.
Director Rian Johnson puts together a stellar ensemble of highly talented actors to bring this story to life. Watching Knives Out, it’s clear he’s one of the many disciples of profilic crime novelist, Agatha Christie, as her blueprint can be seen all over. But even with that familiarity, there’s still enough of Johnson to make Knives Out feel distinct and thoroughly enjoyable.
Knives Out is a murder mystery story alright, but in some ways it’s also a grass to grace story, and in another, a coming of age one.
Harlan Thrombey’s true fate is revealed early, so the bulk of the movie is about watching Daniel Craig in a southern accent trying to figure out which of Thrombey’s large, highly-dependent family members could have murdered him.
You want to know who did it, too, right?
Go see Knives Out today!
PS: I think Chris fuck’n Evans should play more villainous roles.
Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5
Directed by: Rian Johnson