Movie Review: Knives Out

 

Details: More information can be found at https://www.lionsgate.com/movies/knives-out and https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8946378/

Score: 7/10

Knives Out is a very standard murder mystery with an incredibly famous cast.

A famous, wealthy writer has died and the family has assembled for the reading of the will. What seemed to be a suicide, now seems to be a murder and famous investigator Benoit Blanc is on the case.

The most noteworthy thing about this film is the cast. Just a few names to go down the list: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Michael Shannon. It’s a heavy hitting cast, which is really surprising considering how formulaic and average the story is.

It’s not a bad story, it just follows the cookie cutter formula of your standard murder mystery. A cast of characters are introduced among whom the killer is hiding. There are a few plot twists and eventually, there is a big reveal.

I think the biggest draw here is simply watching these well known actors perform. Each actor get a turn to shine with Ana de Armas and Daniel Craig getting the majority of the spotlight.

Overall, this was an entertaining enough movie. It is an oddity in that it had so many high profile names attached to such an ordinary film.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.