Knives Out Reviews

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November 22, 2020
Funny and smart, this is one of the wittiest and most entertaining films of the year.
September 23, 2020
Knives Out provides mysterious thrills while offering a timely critique of entitled white privilege.
September 23, 2020
Everything old can be new again, and Knives Out demonstrates this brilliantly due to Rian Johnson's airtight script, assured direction and the commitment from the crazily talented cast. Foul play has never been this much fun.
September 17, 2020
This whodunit is light entertainment at its finest, a surprising movie with an enjoyable sense of complication and a dream cast.
September 13, 2020
Rian Johnson proves himself to be one of contemporary cinema's most creative, inspired, disciplined, and downright entertaining filmmakers working today.
September 4, 2020
This modern twist on an old classic understands that the genre's formulas are fertile ground on which to hang strident critiques of privilege and class.
September 3, 2020
Rian Johnson ("Looper") delivers a star-studded romp that rises above the standard "Clue" whodunnit by revealing the culprit early on, then watching the aftermath.
September 3, 2020
Rian Johnson's Knives Out is an energetic blast, not only a landmark undertaking in skill, craft, nuance, and entertaining hilarity but makes a confident and exceptional call to be considered as one of the best films of the year.
August 15, 2020
A knowing nudge-wink that leans heavily into the genre's well-worn threads before pulling the rug out from underneath you repeatedly, Knives Out is at once a glowing tribute and a smart re-tooling of the formula by Johnson.
August 5, 2020
In its criticism of the rich for their avarice, xenophobia and general lack of humanity, Knives Out turns out to be more than a run-of-the-mill mystery yarn.
July 29, 2020
The all-star cast takes turns chewing the scenery. Daniel Craig nearly steals the film as Benoit Blanc. If film fans are wondering if there is life after James Bond for Daniel Craig, the answer is a resounding YES.
July 29, 2020
The resolution...seems a long time coming, and it isn't quite the out-of-left-field surprise you might have hoped for. Still, writer/director Rian Johnson keeps his audience sufficiently off-balance to make things interesting.
July 24, 2020
Knives Out is not only a throwback to classic murder mysteries, but a well-calibrated genre exercise truly meant for these troubling times. Though the text feels retro, the subtext feels unapologetically contemporary.
July 12, 2020
Knives Out is a brilliant whodunnit film that is so much fun to unwrap and piece together. With a stellar cast, some killer humor, and a mild political undertone - it's surely set to entertain everyone.
July 7, 2020
If you like mystery novels, you will love this film, otherwise... you will love it too. [Full review in Spanish]
July 1, 2020
With a terrifically game cast and Johnson's smart, funny script, "Knives Out" is a wickedly fun and immensely satisfying entertainment.
June 30, 2020
We are absolutely going to miss [Craig] as Bond, but perhaps he's trying out a new franchise under the unlikely name of Benoit Blanc. I certainly wouldn't mind.
June 27, 2020
It's a mystery thriller that displays classicism and complexity without abandoning postmodern concerns. [Full review in Spanish]
June 27, 2020
Knives Out is at once a brilliantly plotted, tautly written whodunit in the classic style, and a brilliantly written, tautly plotted deconstruction of its genre.
June 26, 2020
The sheer charisma of the actors, all working at a high level and having a damn good time, propels the movie and makes it truly special.
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