Honestly, Knives Out might be one of the funniest (and yet somehow tense) movies I’ve seen this year. The film brilliantly blends the classic Agatha Christie Murder Mystery with family drama, great humor, and actual Murder.
Knives Out follows the death of the renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, who’s found dead just hours after his 85th birthday.
It’s up to legendary Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to stiff through the self-serving lies of Harlan’s dysfunctional family and staff and uncover the truth behind the author’s death.
Now no matter how serious that plot sounds, I promise you, Knives Out is the funniest movie you’ll see this year.
And all this is thanks to the effort and acting of the all-star cast of this comical Murder Mystery. Everyone was perfect, From Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween) and Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry To Bother You) to Chris Evans himself (Yes Captain America is in this movie).
However, the standout performances came from the killer duo that was Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas. These two killed their roles, especially Ana de Armas, who plays Harlan’s loving immigrant nurse, Marta.
Her character’s rare condition that made her throw up whenever she lied, livened up any dull scene. And also made her essential to Blanc’s investigation.
All this leading to an ending with so many twists, that it felt like an Agatha Christie Novel.
Frankly, I don’t think I have enjoyed Daniel Craig this much since he starred in Lucky Logan.
To all my fellow book nerds, Knives Out is an excellent comical take on the Murder Mystery genre. And it was a fun movie to experience.
To all my fellow book nerds, Knives Out is an excellent comical take on the Murder Mystery genre. And it was a fun experience.