Knives Out (12A)

Boasting a stellar star cast Knives Out promises to be a thrill from start to finish.

When renowned crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead on the eve of his 85th birthday under mysterious circumstances every member of his dysfunctional family becomes a suspect. 

So who dunnit? That job falls to famous Detective Beniot Blanc (Daniel Craig) to investigate. However each member of Thrombey’s combative family is more devious than the last. To matters evern stranger Blanc’s employer is a complete mystery, even to him.

In a bid to avoid any further mistruths and red herrings Blanc enlists the help of Thrombey’s nurse Marta (Ana de Armas), someone so opposed to dishonesty that it makes her physically sick. What follows is less cat and mouse chase and more of a pull on a ravelled web of lies.

With a star studded ensemble cast, and witty oneliners Knives Out is certainly a movie you don’t wanna miss. I mean Chris Evans not playing a squeeky clean guy for one, yes please.

Jamie Lee Curtis is sensational as ever, as are Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette and Ana de Armas.

You may be most familiar with Director Rian Johnson from his recent outing in the Star Wars Universe but, with Knives Out, he returns to his roots. I’d highly recommend his 2005 neo-noir Brick, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. A who dunnit set in a High School, it won Rian a Sundance Jury Prize for Originality and helped pave the way for his breakout to where he is today. It’s clear to see that, following that success, Knives Out is a whodunnit on a grander more imaginative scale.

In a time where remakes and sequels are rife it’s so refreshing to see an original movie. This witty whodunit will keep you guessing right until the end.

Ruthless On Film were invited to an exclusive screening of Knives Out by Odeon. The movie is out now in UK cinemas.

By Ruth Walker

★★★★☆

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