Knives Out

critic Reviews

, 97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.
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    Mark KermodeKermode & Mayo's Film Review
    A terrific, authentic, modern-day Agatha Christie-style whodunnit...with an all-star cast.
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    Leonard Maltinleonardmaltin.com
    Knives Outis never, ever dull and offers the kind of classy entertainment we could use more of on the big screen. And I have a feeling we'll see more of Daniel Craig's colorful character down the road.
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    Jake CoyleAssociated Press
    "Knives Out," in the end, believes earnestly in the whodunit, it just wants to turn it inside out. To say more about that would spoil the fun. But keep an eye here, and elsewhere, on de Armas.
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    David StrattonThe Australian
    At two hours and 10 minutes the film's on the long side, but it's an entertaining enough pastiche and we haven't had enough of these in the cinema lately. The production design of the cluttered house is fabulous.
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    Adam NaymanThe Ringer
    As a smartly crafted and shaped piece of entertainment, Johnson's movie comes off especially good in a moment when such mid-budget, story-driven movies have all but disappeared; it's a throwback that's also an outlier.
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    Anupama ChopraFilm Companion
    The film has a sense of glee that's infectious. It's pleasurable and occasionally silly but it's consistently fun.
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    Yasmin OmarTown & Country (UK)
    Knives Out is a thoroughly satisfying murder mystery populated with well-drawn, idiosyncratic characters who collectively present a tapestry of modern America.
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    Olly RichardsNME
    A thrilling, expertly-crafted whodunit...
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    Luiz OliveiraBattleship Pretension
    A great example of what genre cinema can be on its best days, Rian Johnson's whodunit takes the rules, bends them, plays with them, reverses them and then realigns them so smoothly...
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    Tori BrazierFlickering Myth
    Knives Out is a self-aware, stylised farce that has a great time - and pulls you along with it.
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