From acclaimed writer-director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper) comes a stylish, dark and dizzyingly fun murder mystery for the modern age. When wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his sprawling estate just after his 85th birthday party, the debonair detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) – complete with a refined Southern drawl – is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. Tasked with sifting through a dastardly selection of suspects – from Harlan’s warring family members to his devoted staff – Blanc must reckon with an “enlightened” wellness guru (Toni Collette), a ruthless heiress (Jamie Lee Curtis), a disgruntled publisher (Michael Shannon) and a loyal nurse (Ana de Arnas) in this this star-studded and ingeniously plotted crime tale rife with red herrings.
Why You Should See This Film
Where to begin? Knives Out combines the glittering acting talent of Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Ana de Armas and more. Sharpening old genre tropes with a mixture of intricate suspense and perfectly pitched political comedy, Johnson has crafted a dapper cinematic outing with twists and turns aplenty. When you’re not laughing maniacally, you’re guaranteed to be racking your brain in excitement as the clues (and bodies) pile up.
- Year: 2019
- Rating: M
- Director: Rian Johnson
- Cast: Toni Collette, Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis
- Duration: 130 minutes
- Language: English