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Knives Out Rated 12A

Knives Out

Dir. Rian Johnson. USA, 2019. 2h 10m. Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford, Frank Oz.

When a crime novelist is murdered after his 85th birthday party, a debonair detective arrives at his estate to investigate, and every guest is a suspect. Rian Johnson pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie while giving the genre a modern twist in this stylish and riotously funny whodunnit. Nominated for Best Original Screenplay at both this year's Academy Awards and BAFTAs.

‘Every time you think you've guessed what's up the writer-director's sleeve, you both have and haven't: the layering, feints, and decoys fox you exactly as he's hoping.’ ★★★★★ Tim Robey, The Telegraph

‘There is some savvy subtext in Rian Johnson's writing, about old money and Trump-era values, but mainly this is exceptional cinematic froth, and murder at its most mirthful.’ ★★★★★ Kevin Maher, The Times