Knives Out

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92% Audience Score92%
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    This was an enjoyable watch! Very entertaining and I admit that I was super intrigued the moment I saw the trailer. Am so happy I insisted on watching this with my fiancé. My guilty pleasures are book whodunnits IN LIVE ACTION but this one hit the spot even without me having read any literature on the story. The beginning was a little slow for my fiancé - who I admit, needs like a lot of action to keep his interest, but while he felt the beginning was slow, I felt it took a smidge too long to get to the twist. Anyway it hit the spot and I would definitely recommend to all my friends.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Great cast, though someone should have blocked Daniel Craig from trying a Southern accent. The story is boilerplate mystery, but the humor spices it up.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Such an amazing murder mystery movie, Chris Evans did a perfect job in his post-Captain America career, everyone is great as well.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Preferably one of the things that I liked, whodunnit are the main aspect that play roles for the details of the movie.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    It is fresh to see. Daniel Craig with his accent is enjoyable.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Awesome mystery, suspence thriller.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Lovely characters, I did have an issue with some of the longer drawn out scenes. Great lead actress. I guessed the ending a bit sooner than I'd have liked (I'm not usually good at that), but I enjoyed waiting to see if I was right.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    The RIGHT way to subvert expectations!
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    A very good family crime drama! The story is well tied up and entertaining to watch.
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Rian Johnson wrote and directed this movie and shows off his talents as a filmmaker. "Knives Out" is a fantastic "whodunnit" murder mystery movie. The cast is phenomenal. Christopher Plummer plays an old mystery novelist, whose death is being investigated by Daniel Craig's Detective Benoit Blanc. Craig steals the show every time he is on screen. Craig's southern accent is very convincing and his whole performance is memorable. Relative Hollywood newcomer, Ana de Armas, is the lead in this film and although she is surrounded by veterened actors, she definitely does falter and gives a great performance. The supporting cast of Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and LaKeith Stanfield round out one of the best ensemble casts outside of the MCU. The story is gravitating. It is about Blanc being mysteriously summoned to investigate the "suicide" of Plummer's Harlan Thrombey. There are several moving pieces in the story and every character seems to have a motivation for killing Harlan, but also for not wanting to kill him. The conclusion seems a bit more predictable as the film progresses, which is a bit of a let down. I was able to predict fairly early on what the end would be, but it is still such a fun ride that it makes it okay. The cinematography is fantastic. Bright colors and engaging scenery make this feel like a Clue game come to life. The dialogue is sharp and really all of the characters are interesting and fairly fleshed out. This is not the absolute best movie out there, but it is well-made, acted, and written to warrant it's high praise. Overall, I give this movie an 8.5/10.