Knives Out

Release Date: November 27th, 2019

PG-13 |0 min

Plot Summary

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlans dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlans untimely death. With an all-star ensemble cast including Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford and Jaeden Martell, KNIVES OUT is a witty and stylish whodunit guaranteed to keep audiences guessing until the very end.

Cast: Toni Collette , Daniel Craig , Michael Shannon , Jamie Lee Curtis , Christopher Plummer , Chris Evans , Ana de Armas , Lakeith Stanfield

Director: Rian Johnson

Genres: Comedy , Crime , Drama , Mystery , Thriller

Production Co: FilmNation Entertainment,Ram Bergman Productions,Media Rights Capital (MRC)

Distributors: Lionsgate

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A delicious throwback to the all-star whodunit, this juicy comedy thriller is a treat from start to finish. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    This thriller can sometimes be too mechanical — a breezy exercise if not always an emotionally satisfying one — and yet the large cast’s willingness to get on Johnson’s brainy, sprightly wavelength makes this an enjoyable romp. show more

  • 87
    Tasha RobinsonThe Verge

    It lacks Hitchcockian tension or Christie-level dignity, but it’s funny, surprising, and intriguing in the way it flips the usual murder-mystery script. show more

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