Murder mysteries done in the tone of Knives Out (our focus today) are a few and far in between nowadays. As much as we like most movies released lately, you can’t help but admit that they’re all repetitive and carry the same themes one way or the other. That’s why Knives Out was a refreshing change from it all with the added humorous approach adopted being another addition we quite liked. Carried out by an impressive ensemble including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, to mention a few, this one (in addition to everything else) carries a suspenseful approach to it:
Putting it in proper context, Knives Out is described as a 2019 American black comedy mystery film written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson. It is further described as a modern take on the murder mystery genre, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch’s death leads a master detective to investigate.
The plot and trailer don’t do it justice and no matter how it could have been done, there’s no way the full impact of it could come through effectively using either. The best way to experience it is to, well, watch the entire thing from start to finish and that’s the beauty of it. Because it’s suspenseful it guarantees that it will have your eyes glued to it throughout. It owes all its charm from its simplicity, its cast as well as its clever writing. The wording used throughout is some of the best we’ve come across, so a massive shout out to its writers is well deserved.
The only criticism we would have against it is (in parts) it does feel longer than it should but it does a great job of pulling it back quickly and having you back fully engaged. Knives Out is a movie for the pure movie lover, it requires you to pay attention in order to fully get it and, curiously, proves that those with an inherent goodness in them sometimes win in the end and get all the rewards…this will all make sense when you eventually get to see it.
Knives Out is a movie classified by excellent writing and a great cast who all do a great job of making it a very cool watch. Daniel Craig especially comes through with a very strong and memorable performance full of poise, panache and just the extra drama the role requires. Unassuming at first glance but when you invest the time and effort, it turns out to be a great watch so be sure to check it out when it hits the movie circuit. That’s exactly why it gets a special 8 out of 10 rating from us.