Review | Knives Out

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When the patriarch of a family of miscreants is found dead, we have to wonder — is it suicide or murder?

Review 2019 by Flytrap


Knives Out

Written by:  Rian Johnson

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer
Complete cast and crew are here
Rated PG-13
Running time: 130 Mins

Enter the cops and a private detective who try to unravel the tangle of clues and misdirection and mystery, as the family starts to implode.

This is a good, old-fashioned murder caper with enough twists and turns to keep you involved and wondering whodunit. I like that it was filmed low-key, without a lot of bright colors to distract from the plot and the performances. I am not a big fan of Daniel Craig, but he did well here, although he needs to practice that Southern drawl a bit more before using it again. I was particularly impressed by Ana De Armas; she really held up her part, the glue of the narrative, as it were.

I highly recommend this one, but the kids might find it boring. There are no scenes after the credits.

Flytrap rating: 9/10

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