Movie Reviews

Knives Out

This afternoon, I finally had the opportunity to see Knives Out at the movie theater. I’m a huge fan of mysteries (in the form of books, films, and television shows), so I was really looking forward to seeing this movie…and had been since the release of the trailer earlier this year.

Knives Out is about an investigation into the death of a famous mystery writer by the name of Harlan Thrombey, who supposedly committed suicide on the night of his eighty-fifth birthday party.

As one might expect, the plot of Knives Out quickly becomes delightfully twisted. Nearly every member of Harlan’s family has a reason to want him dead, which calls Harlan’s cause of death into question early on.

In addition to its complex and clever plot, I loved the amount of humor that was included in the script. There were several moments that had the entire theater howling with laughter, some of which involved a character by the name of Ransom Drysdale, the so-called “black sheep” of the family, played by Chris Evans.

I also thought the cast was phenomenal! Each of the characters had very distinct personalities, and the actors who were chosen to play them did an excellent job. I will confess that I was a little thrown by Daniel Craig’s use of a southern accent as Benoit Blanc, but I think that’s just because I’ve gotten used to seeing him as James Bond.

Knives Out is one of those movies that I will definitely be getting when it comes out on DVD and BluRay. I’m already looking forward to seeing it again.

If you haven’t had the chance to see Knives Out, I highly recommend seeing it before it leaves the theaters. If you’d like to view the trailer, you can find it on IMDB’s website.

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