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 Knives Out 
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Knives Out is a 2019 American mystery film written, produced and directed by Rian Johnson. Described as a modern take on the whodunit murder mystery genre, the film follows a family gathering gone horribly awry, after the family patriarch's death leads a master detective to investigate. The film stars an ensemble cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

Knives Out had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2019, and is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on November 27, 2019, by Lionsgate.


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Ooh wow loved this. Not sure how it'll hold on another viewing but I thought this was wildly entertaining and Ana De Armas was wxcellent.


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I think this was at a 7.3/10 on IMDB which I thought was strange as I was expecting a high average but it's at a 7.5 now, lol probably the anti- TLJ people downvoting it.


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Yeah this was under 7 on imdb a few weeks back. Definitely anti Rian trolls. It looks great to me.

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Same a pe. Really loved this but not sure how it will hold for second viewing mostly because you already know the donut. Everyone is great here though much less sinister than I thought the characters will be.


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Had a great time with this one.


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This was solid and yet probably my least favorite Rian Johnson film. I figured out the entire mystery/killer plot way too early and the movie wasn’t clever enough for me to be intriguing after that happen. Also, I’m getting kind of bored with movies attacking elitism in such a obvious and direct way. Like, add some subtlety and nuance.

But the charisma of Evans and Craig is so strong that it keeps it entertaining.

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Yes it wasn't difficult to figure out but it was damn fun.

It really pics up around the time Evans turns up and Daniel Craig dials up the fun factor to another level. Both great here.

And Ana De Armas - the more we see of her the better.

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A whodunnit that tells you who did it pretty early on, but still manages to create a compelling mystery for the rest of the run time. Expertly made and filled with a bunch of despicable but fun characters and this movie is just a great time. Daniel Craig steals the show by having the time of his life on screen.

I do wish there had been one more twist, where either Marta, more members of the family or even Harlan himself were involved in his death.


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yeah i actually thought there was going to be another twist cause it felt so obvious for so long.

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And Bravo Don Johnson. I found him easily the highlight. Not that everyone else didn't have their moments.

I'm so down for another film with Craig in this role.

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Loved this. Probably my favorite of the year after Endgame. But then again most movies I saw this year sucked.

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This was excellent. Very entertaining and compelling from beginning to end, although I do think the payoff could have been just a little bit stronger. Craig and Evans make this so damn enjoyable though and Ana de Armas is really fantastic as the one who does most of the carrying. I know it's technically an ensemble, but it felt like to me that the majority of this movie was really resting on her shoulders which is also the reason why I kind of wish that we got to see more of this amazing cast interact with each other, because their just wasn't enough of it IMO.

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The first half hour is a little slow but not so much that it bothered me. It really starts to get interesting once it's revealed what happened. I was a little surprised it was revealed so early but it just got more and more interesting from then on out. Ana de Armas was fantastic. Also very good were Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Toni Collette. The whole thing is just a lot of fun. We really don't get enough movies like this. Hopefully after the success of Murder on the Orient Express and this we can get more.

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Starts off a bit jaggedly as the scene/characters are introduced but finds a good groove quickly enough. It's a lot like that Michael J Fox flick 'Greedy' from the mid-90s if it'd been retro-crossed with a classic whodunit, only things are more focused around characters than twists. Half expected the old dude to still be alive in the end - which was probably the intention. Rather than going for the usual sensationalism, the viewer is brought full circle back to the most basic explanation, for the moral highground. Which somehow manages to be more satisfying than the usual cleverness you'd expect of this kind of style.

It's in many ways similar to Soderbergh's 'High Flying Bird' in how anti-conventional and unique the general filmmaking approach is. Doesn't try to be anything more than delightful; a crowd-pleaser with shallow, yet frequently golden teeth. Still haven't seen all of The Last Jedi, but if this is any sign of what Johnson can do with a blank cheque, would say he's in the mix with the best directors working at the moment.

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Rewatched Murder on the Orient Express, and this blows it out of the water. Hopefully Death on the Nile is closer to this in quality.

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I didn't have much interest in Murder on the Orient Express but after this I'm more interested. Plus I probably should before Nile, which I am looking forward to because of Armie Hammer.

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This was excellent. Hugely entertaining with a great ensemble cast at the top of their game. Ana de Armas was really brilliant here in particular.


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Watching it again and how I'd this not getting any Oscar buzz?.

Literally the best movie or the year
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Just tremendous.

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I enjoyed this a lot, but the key is really Craig and Armas. Craig is wildly entertaining and likeable despite absolutely 0 about his character, and the whole movie rests on Armas being an empathetic person.

I echo some of Gamaur's thoughts that it was somewhat refreshing that the most logical person to be a criminal in the family did it, and the restraint to not make the old man alive or throw out a bunch more twists like that Community episode where everyone is double double crossing each other. That you're shown very early that he slit his own throat and it ends up being true, but to still have a murder reveal at the end was a neat way to handle the format.

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