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Rating: 9 stars

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Seen on: 11/10/2021, 12/02/2019, 11/22/2019 (rewatch)

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Knives Out (2019)

Directed by Rian Johnson

Mystery | Drama

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Overview

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.

Rated PG-13 | Length 131 minutes

Actors

Daniel Craig | Chris Evans | Ana de Armas | Jamie Lee Curtis | Michael Shannon | Don Johnson | Toni Collette | Lakeith Stanfield | Christopher Plummer | Katherine Langford | Jaeden Martell | Riki Lindhome | Edi Patterson | Frank Oz | K Callan | Noah Segan | M. Emmet Walsh | Marlene Forte | Raúl Castillo | Shyrley Rodriguez | Kerry Frances | Gary Tanguay | Octavia Chavez-Richmond | Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Paul Bellefeuille | Ben Bunnag | Michael Burnell | Frankie Francois | Marcela Jaramillo | Gabrielle Lorthe | Rob Lévesque | Paul Tawczynski

Viewing Notes

Wanted to revisit this after viewing NO TIME TO DIE and the amazing sequence between de Armas and Craig. That great chemistry started with this film and I’m so happy that Rian Johnson cast de Armas. Both her and Craig are excellent. I didn’t think this movie would age well but it’s even better than I remembered. It’s a masterclass in nuanced + melodramatic acting from all the principles. So much fun watching these actors do their thing and do it so well. Plus it’s a seasonal film so it’s perfect to watch right now!

My old library used to have a bunch of the DVDs on sale which I never bought bc DVD but now regret that bc it’d be worth a buck to have whatever extras may exist on it. I’d love to hear a commentary and watch a BTW making-of featurette. Thrilled we’re getting another Benoit Blanc movie. Cannot be overstated how great Daniel Craig is inhabiting this character.

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