Movie Review: Knives Out

A wealthy family. A murder mystery involving the family Patriarch an old Victorian Castle and “Knives Out” seems like another Agatha Christie murder mystery, with a complicated plot and an ending that requires a long series of flashbacks that define and explain everything that happened in the previous 2 hours. I have never been a fan of any screenplay that requires an explanation at the end. For me, all this means is the story was not told well enough throughout the movie. The exception here is that the story was so complicated it actually did require a summary at the end. The other very unusual aspect of this story is that the lead character, the family maid, played by Anna de Armas, cannot lie without vomiting after. I have to admit, that I have never seen or heard of any like this before.

The most exceptional thing about “Knives Out” is the large number of known actors in this production including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans,
Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer and Ana de Armas. Overall, the acting was very good but my rating is more in the 75% range, not the very high 96% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. This movie is just OK, not great but I do recommend it.





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