Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Micheal Shannon, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Ana De Armas
Director: Rian Johnson
Synopsis: The famous writer Harlan Thombry (Christopher Plummer) is having his 85th Birthday party, in which his whole blood sucking family is in attendance. Throughout the party Harlan gives each of them a sort of bad news, causing turmoil in the Thrombry family. The following day, Harlan Thrombry is found dead in his study, leaving the family scrambling over their stories and whereabouts. That’s where world renown investigator Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) steps in to get to the bottom of this murder mystery!
Review: Knives Out is the modern-day Clue on steroids, giving fans the kind of mystery and intrigue that Clue (1985) could never imagine reaching. This movie uses its ensemble cast, quirky characters, and layered storytelling to successfully deliver a great movie. Daniel Craig steals the show from the very moment he walks onto the screen, he’s all in on his characters mannerisms, and uncanny way of thinking.
I believe this movie used a pretty risky but genius plot to draw in the audience deeper and deeper with each new layer to the story. The movie really took a turn when Ransom Thrombry (Chris Evans) started getting more screen time, using his knowledge of his grandfather, he started manipulating the main character and his own family. It felt like everyone in the movie had great chemistry and were able to build off each other in a positive way. The twists and turns will leave you wanting more and more!
Favorite Scene: The Thrombry family reconvenes for the reading of Harlan’s Will. And as the whole family sits there waiting to hear about their inheritance, they are completely blindsided, and their reactions that follow really amplified the final act of the movie.
Recommendation: I would highly recommend this movie, it had humor, mystery, and murder! What more could you ask for in a movie. If you are a fan of any of these actors and actresses, then you need to get out and see this movie.