Everyone’s a suspect in Rian Johnson’s tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie though this very clever film is not based on one of her books. It is nominated for best original screenplay at the upcoming Academy Awards.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is enlisted to investigate. Despite all its upper class trappings, the family’s reality is more or less Trumpian. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies searching to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit. guaranteed to keep us guessing until the very end.
US / PG-13 / Directed by Rian Johnson/2 hr 10 mins