Knives Out (2019)
Director: Rian Johnson
Screenwriter: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig/ Ana de Armas/ Chris Evans/ Jamie Lee Curtis/ Michael Shannon/ Don Johnson/ Toni Collette Stanfield / Christopher Plummer / Katherine Langford / Jayden Martell / Ricky Lindhome / Eddie Patterson / Frank Oz / K Karan / Noah Seagan / M. Emmett Walsh / Marina Ford / Raul Castillo / Shirley Rodriguez / Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Gabriel Lorraine s/…
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Crime / Suspense
Region: United States
Language: English / Spanish
Release: 2019-11-29 (Mainland China) / 2019-09-07 (Toronto Film Festival) / 2019-11-27 (USA)
Series:  Knife Unsheathed
Length: 130 minutes
Also known as: Fatal Legacy / Turn of the Day (Taiwan) / Detective Brown: Murder at Fabili’s Mansion (Hong Kong) / High Murder / Bright Sword / Unsheathed
Rating: IMDB 7.9 / Rotten Tomatoes 97%
On the second day of his 85th birthday, the wealthy novelist Harlan Slobby was found to have committed suicide in his own manor, leaving behind hundreds of millions of inheritance. The prestigious detective Blanc (Daniel Craig) is suddenly hired by an anonymous person to investigate the truth of the case. At the same time, Howard’s grandson Lanson (Chris Evans) is also secretly investigating the case. When Blanco talked with the rest of the Howard Sloan family, he found that things were not as simple as they imagined.
The Harlan family is not as harmonious as it appears on the surface. Everyone has dark secrets, and everyone wants to get an inheritance… Is this murder a suicide or a homicide? Everyone seems to be under suspicion. With the unexpected appearance of an inheritance heir, the truth gradually surfaced…
Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery-comedy film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film features an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Christopher Plummer, and follows the investigation into the death of a wealthy novelist, Harlan Thrombey, and the dysfunctional family members who are all suspects.
Daniel Craig stars as the eccentric private detective, Benoit Blanc, who is hired to investigate the death of Thrombey, and slowly unravels a web of secrets, lies, and betrayals that threatens to tear the family apart.
Knives Out was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $311 million worldwide and earning praise for its clever plot, sharp writing, and standout performances by its cast. The film has been compared to classic whodunits of the past, but also incorporates modern themes and commentary on issues such as immigration, privilege, and political correctness.
Overall, Knives Out remains a beloved and influential entry in the mystery-comedy genre, known for its clever plot twists, sharp humor, and standout performances, particularly by Ana de Armas and Daniel Craig. The film has also been praised for its modern take on the classic whodunit, introducing new audiences to the genre while also paying homage to its rich history.