Although I missed it in theaters over the holiday, Knives Out made its appearance on Amazon Prime recently. Is Knives Out worth watching? Is the star-studded cast overkill for a mystery (pun intended)?
Here’s my take on this Agatha Christie-like mystery movie.
A large mansion. A wealthy author found dead. A crazy family with secrets to hide. The set up for a mystery film is perfect.
I wasn’t joking when I said this film is star-studded.
Knives Out features Daniel Craig as the detective (with a wonderful Southern drawl he actually pulls off), Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, and many other familiar faces.
The cast is part of what adds to the film’s charm.
The plot is well-planned and interesting. Knives Out is written with the flair of a traditional who-dun-it. A bit of language and blood splatter keeps this film in the traditional mystery category rather than cozy mystery, but I think cozy mystery lovers will enjoy it just the same.
So yes, Knives Out is worth the watch.
The film explores the points-of-view of many different characters, and we’re always left wondering what’s going to happen next.
But keep your eyes open.
If you pay close attention, you might find a few clues that lead you to the truth before it’s revealed onscreen – if you’re truly a sleuth.