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Knives Out

7.4
4,255
Ratings
Year
2019
Country
United States
Director
Cast
Genre
Mystery | Crime
Synopsis
Described as a modern murder mystery in a classic whodunit style.
Author Review
United StatesUnited States M
David Rooney
The Hollywood Reporter
"A delicious throwback to the all-star whodunit, this juicy comedy thriller is a treat from start to finish"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Debruge
Variety
"Johnson shows that there’s life left in the genre, paying crowd-pleasing tribute to the likes of Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie and Ruth Rendell"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Adam Chitwood
Collider
"The world needs more movies like 'Knives Out' (...) It’s an impeccably constructed roller coaster ride created by a mad (but meticulous) engineer,  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Chris Evangelista
SlashFilm
"Johnson has crafted a film that’s both a loving homage to locked room mysteries and a giddy, laugh-out-loud funny comedy that keeps pulling the rug out from under you just when you think you’ve found your footing. It’s a total blast."  POS
United StatesUnited States M
David Ehrlich
IndieWire
"A crackling, devious, and hugely satisfying old-school whodunnit with a modern twist"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Manohla Dargis
The New York Times
"The twists are kinked and amusing (...) Johnson understands that one of the pleasures of mystery stories is how they turn viewers into detectives (...) [He] scatters enough hints to keep you busy guessing"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
"It’s all terrific, twisted fun that actually does keep you guessing until the deliciously slippery end (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair
"Johnson tweaks the usual structure of drawing room murder mysteries to deliver something a bit hipper and more subversive (...) 'Knives Out' surprises as much as it satisfies our desire for the traditional way of things"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
"Knives Out isn’t just deviously intelligent but also consistently gut-busting, and an impeccably crafted blast of Hollywood entertainment, built around several exceptional performances"  POS
United StatesUnited States M
Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times
"Ingenious and irresistible, 'Knives Out' is a criminally good time"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Brian Tallerico
rogerebert.com
"One of the most purely entertaining films in years. It is the work of a cinematic magician, one who keeps you so focused on what the left hand is doing that you miss the right (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
United StatesUnited States F
Stephanie Zacharek
Time
"The picture is a delight, but even if it offers some nostalgic pleasures, it’s also attuned to all the worries and, worse, the thoughtlessness that characterize the modern world."  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
"[Johnson] is a self-confessed fan of the mystery author and has managed to concoct a contemporary whodunnit that both respects and revises the subgenre. In other words, with 'Knives Out', he’s killed it. (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Tim Robey
Telegraph
"Daniel Craig has a blast in a murderously fun whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie (...) Rating: ★★★★★ (sobre 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Damon Wise
The Times
"It’s a terrific chamber piece that works on many levels (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom M
Nick De Semlyen
Empire
"A sly, wry and nimble homage to the murder mysteries of yesteryear, with a modern spin. And it’s exactly as fun as you’d hope (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Clarisse Loughrey
The Independent
"What’s important is this: 'Knives Out' is proof that biting satire doesn’t have to come at the expense of genuine humanity (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
United KingdomUnited Kingdom F
Gabriella Geisinger
Digital Spy
"A supremely entertaining update on the classic whodunnit a la Agatha Christie (...) It's worth seeing in the cinema (…) Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
CanadaCanada M
Barry Hertz
The Globe and Mail
"'Knives Out' stabs your whodunit expectations in the back, and you’ll thank it for the bloody wound (…) Rating: ★★★½ (out of 4)"  POS
CanadaCanada M
Norman Wilner
Now Toronto
"Much of the pleasure of 'Knives Out' is in trying to keep up with a plot that keeps reconfiguring itself in front of our eyes"  POS
IrelandIreland M
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
"A delight of a movie (...) It’s over before you have time to question the logic. Great fun (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland M
Paddy Kehoe
RTÉ
"A trite, pale comedy that tries to be as infantile as it can be within the bounds of adult entertainment (…) Rating: ½ (out of 5)"  NEG
IrelandIreland M
Paul Whitington
Irish Independent
"A lovely comic turn from Daniel Craig (...) [It] is a cut above the usual amiable nonsense, and rescues a tired formula with ingenuity and wit (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
IrelandIreland M
James W. Anderson
entertainment.ie
"A total delight to watch and a must-see for any fans of the murder mystery genre (...) It updates the genre for the 21st century (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
AustraliaAustralia F
Eliza Janssen
Flicks
"It’s a great film for the whole family, but be careful: you might not want to give them any ideas (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
AustraliaAustralia M
Jake Wilson
The Age
"As a feat of narrative gymnastics, 'Knives Out' sets the bar very high (…) Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)"  POS
AustraliaAustralia F
Hagan Osborne
FilmInk
"Johnson brings with 'Knives Out' a sense of purpose that exists outside of rehashing nostalgia"  POS
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