Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 2h 10mins
The classic, old dark house whodunit is given a modern upgrade in Rian Johnson’s wickedly fun murder mystery.
Crime novelist Harlan Thrombey has gathered a number of his close relatives to the family estate on his 85th birthday, unfortunately he is found dead after delivering some potentially bad news and every one of these so-called “self-made over achievers” is a suspect.
Can the gentleman sleuth Benoit Blanc solve the case? Combining classic Agatha Christie stylings with delicious black humour, Knives Out features a tightly woven script and stand-out performances from an all-star cast, including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ana de Armas, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer and the long overdue return of Don Johnson (who is enjoying a career renaissance at the moment with his role in HBO’s Watchmen).
Budding detectives will have the time of their lives negotiating the labyrinth of clues and red herrings, exploring the “real-life Cluedo board” setting and battling their way through the blackly comic social satire of a family at war with itself to uncover the mystery.
So dust off your magnifying glass and don’t lose the plot. This one’s to die for!