Knives Out

critic Reviews

97% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score97%
  • Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.
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    Matt CipollaThe Spool
    ... Johnson's writing can go from air-tight to crowded in how many figure eights it pulls like clockwork, sure, but it skips across its pond of suspects with grace.
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    Mina TaklaAwardsWatch
    By not taking itself too seriously and focusing on the fun and intrigue, it is both delightful and smart.
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    Alan FrenchWe Bought a Blog
    Featuring fascinating energy and political commentary laced throughout, Johnson proves he has plenty to say as a filmmaker and writer.
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    I LOVED it. An amazing cast of characters led flawlessly by Daniel Craig, Chris Evans and Ana de Armas. The moment I thought I knew what was happening, a twist threw me. One of my year's favorite films.
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    Roe McDermottHot Press
    The wickedly talented ensemble cast are clearly having an absolute blast - and you will too.
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    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    It takes a look at people, how they see themselves, and how they see the people they think they know. It makes it clear, there's more to the story than we think.
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    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    Rian Johnson's last movie was something called The Last Jedi, a trifle of a film which made little impact at the box office and generated no online reaction whatsoever.
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    Kiko MartinezSan Antonio Current
    The classic whodunit mystery is reinvigorated in extraordinary style in writer-director Rian Johnson's Knives Out. It's the best film of its kind since 2001's Gosford Park.
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    Filipe FreitasAlways Good Movies
    Everything is familiar yet everything is amusing in Rian Johnson's composed puzzle.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    A great genre film that shows the importance of fine writing in today's era. [Full review in Spanish].
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