Movie Review: Knives Out

December 27th, 2019

Details from IMDB:

Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | | ComedyCrimeDrama | 27 November 2019 (USA)
 
8.1/10
72,791
 
A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Director:

 Rian Johnson

Writer:

 Rian Johnson

Initial Thoughts:

This movie has lots of good actors and got good reviews, so we went on Boxing Day and checked it out.

Main Points:

I could say a lot about this movie but I'm in the mood for a short review, so I'll try to keep it that way.

It's an over-the-top (often silly) but well crafted who done it crime story. All of the acting is excellent, the plot has lots of twists and turns and there is a good twist at the end. It's also quite on the nose with reference to Clue and a character who is himself a crime/mystery writer.

Final Thoughts:

I quite enjoyed this movie but I did find it went on a good 20-30 minutes too long. Despite that, I give in 7.5 out of 10. There are some solid laughs, nice touching moments and enough intrigue that keeps you interested for most of the movie. Please, no children, some violence, blood, and coarse language. I would recommend this to anyone who likes these actors and enjoy a good crime/whodunnit movie.