2019 | dir: Rian Johnson | 130 m
Tightly woven from start to finish, Knives Out served as a nice departure from regular theatre trips with some incredibly acting and smart dialogue. The "whodunnit" genre is not one I typically venture into; a few years ago I took in Murder on the Orient Express and left with a fairly bland take on the forgettable film, and this was my concern with Knives Out. But, seeing the trailers skew generally into more comedy and quirkiness, I found myself venturing out to tackle the genre again. I did not leave disappointed. There's an incredible cast of acting going on here, and Rian Johnson's writing is on point from beginning to end. There's something relaxing about watching a movie you know is specifically trying to fool you: I don't have to worry about who did it, because I'm going to be treated to a lovely scene at the end unraveling the mystery. With that in mind, you can focus on the other aspects of the film, and in the case here, everything is quite sharp.
Rating: 4 / 5