Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Stars: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas
Nominations: Oscar for Original Screenplay, Three Golden Globes (including Best PIcture); Three Critics Choice Awards
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in this fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.
The whodunit “Knives Out” is an A-list-turned-slay-list party… It’s fun to watch super-serious actors get to misbehave.
A riotously funny movie — a priceless collection of puns, insults, one-liners and some of the best-timed barf gags.
An entertainment that’s as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for. If there’s a false note from start to finish I must have been laughing or gasping when it sounded.
Wall Street Journal