What's up? A family reunion ends terribly badly when a successful mystery novelist (Christopher Plummer) dies because of an apparent suicide. The data does not fit, so two detectives and a particular expert (Lakeith Stanfield, Noah Segan, and Daniel Craig) enter the scene to investigate the scene of the possible crime. All are suspects in a privileged family that are not willing to give up what (supposedly) corresponds to them.
The controversial reception that some revolutionary fans had for their contributions to the mythology of the saga 'Star Wars' in the extraordinary' The Last Jedi '(a before and after in a story that had settled in the tribute with the also notable' The Force Awakens') seem more than enough reasons for Rian Johnson to need to take a break from the galactic saga before starting to develop a new trilogy of adventures inspired by the universe created by George Lucas.
In a scenario where adaptations, sequels and 'remakes' have become the only apparent claim to continue taking viewers to cinemas ('Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is the highest-grossing original story of 2019, but that hasn't been enough to make it into the list of the 15 most viewed movies of the year), the existence of a movie like 'Knives Out' is practically a miracle.
Agatha Christie in particular, the director of 'Looper' and 'Brick' (two stimulating gender exercises that already hinted at Johnson's talent to give a twist to the more classic thriller or noir formats) has directed and written a 100% original intrigue story in which he feels also the influence of the suspense master Alfred Hitchcock and, for the absolute enjoyment of the audience, the rogue humor of directors like Guy Ritchie or Tarantino himself.
That skillful mix of tones is one of the main attractions of the film, but where Knives Out really flies high is in the ability of its intelligent script to make audience expectations jump through the air from one scene to another. Watch now the movie to see it for yourself.
When the viewer thinks they are watching a certain type of story, Johnson resets the movie and forces him to look at the story - and the suspense - from another point of view. And that happens several times in the story, to the surprise and enjoyment of the witnesses of the matryoshka of secrets that brings to light the death of a famous mystery novel writer (in one of the many meta-narrative twists that history has).
If something remains unchanged before the two hours of footage, it is the constant feeling of having a good time from its dialogues and, above all, the energetic protagonists. It will be difficult to find that year a more iconic and playful cast headed by Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, Lakeith Stanfield and Katherine Langford, as well as a refreshing and charming Ana de Armas in her first starring role in a great Hollywood production.
The Cuban actress, who was forged as an actress in the Spanish audiovisual industry, becomes by surprise the heart of a story full of twisted and immoral characters with whom Johnson throws a poisoned dart to the upper classes and white privilege. Interpreters little given to appear in comedies such as Craig, Evans or Collette are launched into the void without a net before the joyful air of Johnson's proposal and almost all the cast gets carried away by a vital motto very characteristic in this mystery: more is more. We recommend that you get the full experience and watch online Knives Out because is really a work of art.