In a season of holiday hits and Hallmark stories, Knives Out is a classic who-done-it. When world famous author, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his house after the author's 85th birthday, southern detective, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) comes to investigate and every person in the dead man's family is suspect.
Directed, written and produced by Rian Johnson, Knives Out features some of his favorite actors and is a refreshing change from the typical mysteries. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast (Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Chris Evans), the viewers will be entertained by the outlandish characters they play.
Featuring many twists and red herrings, the plot keeps you guessing, even when you think you know what happened. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for all the references to notable detectives such as Sherlock Holmes and Murder She Wrote. Rian Johnson likes to even give you a sneak peek at what is about to happen. Too bad we don't get the foreshadowing until after it happens!
Looking for a fun movie with intellect rather than a spectacular car chase or super human powers?? Knives Out will have you smiling and debriefing after the film stops playing.
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