- OSCAR NOMINEE - Best Original Screenplay -
Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) 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.
With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.
96% - Rotten Tomatoes
★★★★★ - Stuff
"One of the best movies of 2019" "A timeless classic"
★★★★★ – Times (UK)
“Exceptional cinematic froth, and murder at its most mirthful.”
★★★★★ – Flickering Myth
“One of the most flat-out ******* entertaining movies all year”
- ★★★★★ – Daily Telegraph
“A murderously fun whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie”
★★★★★ – Daily Mirror
“Witty, surprising, and terrifically performed… an all-star modern classic whodunnit that subverts expectations.”
★★★★ – Independent UK
“An ingeniously constructed film”
★★★★ – The Guardian
“A wickedly entertaining Agatha Christie homage featuring a star-packed cast”
★★★★ – London Evening Standard
"[Daniel] Craig is hypnotic and gloriously unglamorous”
“Murder he [Rian Johnson] wrote — and what a writer he is."
"A delicious throwback to the all-star whodunit, this juicy comedy thriller is a treat from start to finish” - Hollywood Reporter