Knives Out

A fantastically crafted whodunit film with a great ensemble cast, that will… - 9/10

by Mohammed Al Mazidi - Cinema Trekker

The plot was interesting and kept me thinking about the whole scenario. Influenced by Agatha Christie novels, and older detective TV shows, such as Calumbo, Johnson twists his plot with different takes, trying to throw both the detective and the audience off the trail. The writing and humor was great, but that being said, the humor is not everyone as well. The ensemble cast was great, Daniel Craig being our Sherlock Holmes from Kentucky with an amazing accent that honestly makes me smile every time he talks. Ana de Armas great yet again, and looking forward to seeing her reunite with Craig in No Time to Die. Only issue I really have with the characters, is that some get little screen-time, but apart from that, the characters were interesting and pretty fleshed out. 
 
The cinematography is pretty good. The production design and wardrobe is fantastic and colorful. The music by Nathan Johnson is nothing short of amazing, and fits the tone of the film. The music slightly reminds me of The Grand Budapest Hotel meets Sherlock Holmes, but that can be said for the entire film with it's colorful palette. 

In conclusion, a fantastically crafted whodunit film with a great ensemble cast, that will keep you entertained and thinking. A return to form for Rian Johnson, who proves his haters and doubters wrong

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