Knives Out

Knives Out

DVD - 2020
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A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

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jeff2809
Mar 24, 2021

Good enough COMEDY / whodunnit though some of the look-back cuts were jarring. Craig's accent was not convincing. Pay attention to story details, or you might need a second viewing to tie it all together. Extra half-star for J.L. Curtis acting and ... I liked the ending. More than once ilmao. By the way, contrary to another review, to me the ending is clear, and the reviewer may not understand who the killer was (which doesn't really matter because DEAD IS DEAD).

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Cannes
Mar 21, 2021

Good little who done it. Mainly centered around the investigation of the family Patriarch's suspicious death. Some good twists and turns. Nice to see Jaimie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson. Producers did well to set a good feel with probably smaller budget.

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akirakato
Mar 09, 2021

Even Agatha Christie would be baffled by the twists and turns in this complicated plot.
However, I enjoyed this intriguing, engaging and highly intellectual mystery to the hilt literally.

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EucaryaM
Mar 07, 2021

Nothing was working in this movie for me. Acting was terrible and weird. What is it with Daniel Graig’s accent in this movie?

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cinder59
Feb 27, 2021

I liked this movie. Entertaining. It was nice to see Daniel Craig play a different role and did it well. Kept my interest.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 26, 2021

Knives out is a murder mystery movie about a brilliant detective (Daniel Craig) trying to figure out who killed famous mystery author Harlan Thrombey, and about Harlan’s greedy family trying to inherit his large fortune. This movie is very entertaining because of the plot twists, the interesting characters, and the props and easter eggs strategically placed around the set, that are sometimes clues to what might happen later in the movie. I really liked how the movie uses camera angles as a tool to enhance conversations between characters. I would recommend this to families and kids that are 10 and older (because of the profanity). I think this is a good family movie because the movie is about a family in itself! This movie made me feel like I was reading an Agatha Christie detective novel or playing the boardgame ‘Clue’. The moral/ message you can learn from the story is to live life with a kind heart because you never know what might happen! I give this movie 5/5 rating!
@TheAccidentalGenius of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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oktexchic
Feb 22, 2021

Like mysteries? This movie was SO fun to watch with many twists & turns .. I couldn't figure it out myself. Someone is very creative to come up with all these details. I enjoyed it VERY much during Snowvid21, and really wanted to watch it again (not my norm) but someone is waiting for it. ps Don't let the Title scare you off .. I almost did. You'll "get it" in the end.

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KathyO59
Feb 13, 2021

Very similar to the Clue movie but it's not as fun & enjoyable It's a typical who done it by following the clues. It's definitely not funny but satire is pretty blah. With the number of actors that are in the movie, I expected a movie that was pretty good but got the opposite, which is the reason it did badly in the theaters. The only part I liked & enjoyed was the last 20 seconds of the movie - the expressions of the family members when they see the heir on the balcony. That was priceless.

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VonHafenstaaad
Feb 08, 2021

This movie fails everywhere it tried. The plot was trite, the characters were atrocious, the writing and dialogue were absolutely abysmal. The ONLY reason this movie is getting ANY praise is because of it's laughably bad political undertones and the director's rabid, cultish fanbase after his last film made such a horrendous impact.

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FloraWest
Feb 07, 2021

Terrific film--smart, funny, genuinely good plotting. An Agatha Christie for the modern age.
Fun performances across the board, and maybe it's an especially good watch with the passing of Christoper Plummer.
Highly recommended if you like an entertaining but still solid mystery.

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Abdur Rehman Khan
Feb 07, 2021

Benoit Blanc: And a little bird has told me, how should I put this delicately? You have a regurgitive reaction to mistruthing.

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reginator_22
Jul 13, 2020

Benoit Blanc: This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.

Ransom Drysdale: What is this, CSI: KFC?

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Opawesome
Jul 11, 2020

"Because if you think that after all the bridges you burned. After all the *hi* said. After everything that you put this family through for the last years. That any of us are gonna support you. That any of us are gonna give you like dad like to say "A single red dime." YOU'RE NUTS!"

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"Best judge of character is a dog. I've found that to be true."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I spoke in the car about the hole at the center of this doughnut. And yes, what you and Harlan did that fateful night seems at first glance to fill that hole perfectly. A doughnut hole in the doughnut's hole. But we must look a little closer. And when we do, we see that the doughnut hole has a hole in its center - it is not a doughnut hole at all but a smaller doughnut with its own hole, and our doughnut is not a hole at all!"

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

I read a tweet about a New Yorker article about you. You’re famous.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Marta Cabrera: I've never been to a will reading before.

Benoit Blanc: Think of it as a tax return performed by a community theater.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Look around. The guy basically lives in a Clue board.

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jimg2000
Apr 05, 2020

28 quotes in IMDb and they are all good. Thanks to its contributors. There are no doubt a few more memorable depending on one's interest. e.g.

One thing I assume of age is weariness. Damned if I don't get more tired every day. Tired of what I do. Following arcs like lobbed rocks, the inevitability of truth. But the complexity and the gray lie not in the truth but what you do with the truth once you have it.

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Equality2021_lib
Feb 01, 2021

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Opawesome
Jul 11, 2020

Opawesome thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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Jul 13, 2020

Other: Drug use

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