Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is enlisted to investigate the mysterious death of famed novelist and beloved family patriarch, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). But with Harlan’s eccentric and dysfunctional family, Blanc soon realizes he has a massive web of lies to untangle before uncovering the truth about Harlan’s death.
Don’t worry, I’m keeping this short, sweet, and spoiler-free.
Writer and director, Rian Johnson, takes the stale genre of the murder mystery to refreshingly new heights. The writing is brilliant and gets even better as the madness unfolds. It’s full of surprises, clever humor￼, endless wit and social commentary woven throughout.
And even though I was able to predict some of the twists, Knives Out really does keeps you guessing which makes it an even more exciting watch. It doesn’t lose momentum and it remains smart throughout.
The writing is brought to life by a knockout ensemble. From an eccentric Daniel Craig who completely owns a deep southern drawl to a bad boy Chris Evans decked out in cable knit sweaters to a vapid and manipulative Toni Collette, every actor brings their A-game to create unforgettable and colorful characters.
All in all, what a Thanksgiving treat Johnson has given us this year.
Final Thoughts: Knives Out is smart, razor sharp and sensational. Go watch before someone ruins it.