Knives out movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Knives Out is a brilliant murder-mystery comedy for all teens. There’s constantly hilarious humour, a very entertaining whodunit plot, and the cast is unforgettably fun; a delightful surprise.


After the sudden death of 85-year-old crime novelist Harlan Thrombey, detective Benoit Blanc investigates the circumstances surrounding the night and uncovers each of the mysterious details, with each member of the Thrombey family being a suspect.

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Movie details

Director: Rian Johnson
Cast: Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Don Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Release Date (Australia): 28 November 2019
Runtime: 130 minutes/2h 10m
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film includes a depiction of suicide and a woman being attacked and overdosed, in addition to thematic elements such as attempted murder and references to blackmail.

Violence (PG)

A woman is attacked with a knife.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes infrequent use of the word “f**k”, in addition to use of the words “s**t”, “bitch”, “**shole”, “goddamn” and “hell”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains drug references, depictions of marijuana joints and a brief scene in which a woman smokes a marijuana joint.

Sex (PG)

The film contains mild sexual references to masturbation and “boinking”.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material)

Aussie boy's thoughts

This whodunit comedy touches almost everything with an exceptionally witty tone. Knives Out isn’t your typical murder mystery with overused ideas and gripping dialogue; it executes an immensely intriguing concept of spectacular storytelling and an unforgettably fun blast with the all-star cast.

Every performance in this movie doesn’t consequently provide an overly mature or seriously-themed personality, but instead chooses being sparkly and frequently amusing. Therefore, every character and every actor in this movie is completely memorable. Ana de Armas seems to be the realistically serious lead, but there’s a loveable similarity shared between Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon and Don Johnson: quirkiness.

The puzzle pieces are also to die for. There are so many details and riddles that satisfyingly make complete sense at the end, and with the lack of a mature outlook, young teens and up will be able to easily work the mystery through their heads. The fashion of the location and the wittiness of the dialogue also create that memory of an exceedingly entertaining mystery you’ll effortlessly remember as Knives Out.

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