Knives Out Reviews

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December 10, 2019
A terrific, authentic, modern-day Agatha Christie-style whodunnit...with an all-star cast.
December 9, 2019
Knives Outis never, ever dull and offers the kind of classy entertainment we could use more of on the big screen. And I have a feeling we'll see more of Daniel Craig's colorful character down the road.
December 3, 2019
"Knives Out," in the end, believes earnestly in the whodunit, it just wants to turn it inside out. To say more about that would spoil the fun. But keep an eye here, and elsewhere, on de Armas.
December 3, 2019
At two hours and 10 minutes the film's on the long side, but it's an entertaining enough pastiche and we haven't had enough of these in the cinema lately. The production design of the cluttered house is fabulous.
December 3, 2019
As a smartly crafted and shaped piece of entertainment, Johnson's movie comes off especially good in a moment when such mid-budget, story-driven movies have all but disappeared; it's a throwback that's also an outlier.
December 3, 2019
The film has a sense of glee that's infectious. It's pleasurable and occasionally silly but it's consistently fun.
December 2, 2019
What makes it such a crowd-pleaser is that [Rian] Johnson also expresses a reassuring optimism that human decency will prevail, and that justice will favor the hard-working and good-hearted over the pernicious and self-serving.
December 2, 2019
Writer-director Rian Johnson brilliantly keeps the game afoot. Edited with dash and panache, his ingenious plotting keeps you pretty much hooked throughout a playful 130 minutes.
December 2, 2019
Knives Out deserves to be explored as a world of it own, as Johnson balances moral conscience and black humor expertly within the constraints of the murder-mystery genre.
December 2, 2019
[Rian] Johnson throws in every theatrical prop he can think of and ensures that the film is both as amusing as send-ups like Clue or Murder By Death and as robust as any Christie classic.
December 1, 2019
Built upon a wittily verbose script that delivers more laugh-out-loud lines than most of the year's alleged comedies, Knives Out retains a beating human heart into which daggers are regularly plunged.
November 30, 2019
It's pure pleasure.
November 30, 2019
Decorating the action with brown wood and rep-theatre costumery, [Johnson] makes no concessions to safety in his vigorous hammering of the accelerator.
November 29, 2019
There's a great deal of lively and funny shenanigans with poisons and antidotes, and Johnson delivers a stab of cheerful cynicism.
November 28, 2019
An entertainment that's as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for.
November 28, 2019
A sharp, witty and irresistible twist on the popular whodunnit genre.
November 27, 2019
This cracking mystery is a lean-forward experience, as the movie lures you deeper and deeper into its intricately plotted layers. In other words - You. Will. Be. Hooked.
November 27, 2019
[Rian Johnson's] latest is a satirically malevolent gold mine that refuses to follow the rules of the genre its narrative exists within.
November 27, 2019
I suspect that Johnson, an adolescent genre enthusiast to his core, has waited since age 10 to make a movie like this. His enjoyment is contagious, even for those of us who don't think Knives Out quite hits its marks.
November 27, 2019
Knives Out is a whole lot of fun, intended to keep the audience off-balance right up until the finish. It's a razor-sharp throwback from writer-director Rian Johnson.
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