Knives Out Review

Starring: Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Toni Collette

Director: Rian Johnson

Release date: 29th November 2019
It’s November and on the evening of his 85th birthday, best selling crime author, Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead, his throat cut, seemingly by his own hand… A week passes and it is the day of his Memorial. The family gathers in his huge mansion to say their final goodbyes, only to be faced by two cops who have questions that need answering. It now transpires that Harlan’s death could actually have been murder. The array of possible culprits is vast; his children, their spouses, their children, Harlan’s nurse… we soon discover that all have motive and all are interviewed individually. In the room with each of them and the detectives is a figure, lounging on a chair in the background. He introduces himself as Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), a private detective, hired by an unknown person to work on the case. Before long, a prime suspect is revealed and they then try to cover their tracks as much as possible. Who killed Harlan Thrombey?


This movie has a whose who of acting talent, and it’s one of the main draws. When you have actors of their calibre together in a movie, you know that you’re probably going to see something special.

A really enjoyable movie that will have you laughing in parts but at the same time you’re trying to work out who the culprit is. ‘Knives Out’ is a rollercoaster of murder, mystery and motive. The music used is also an integral part of the story, right from the first second of the film, it gives you that feeling of watching a murder mystery.


It’s like a very clever game of Cluedo but without the choice of murder weapon. Everyone has motive and a reason for wanting Harlan dead, but whodunnit?

Go see this movie and you’ll definitely enjoy it. Even if you manage to guess the culprit, you’ll still enjoy the journey, trying to decipher the clues. Not everyone is who they seem…

Great cast, great story, ticks all the boxes. Go see it on the big screen!

Overall: 8.5/10

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