Reviews: Knives Out (2019)

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  • Marco Albanese @ [Italian]
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: Cinematic legerdemain
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This murder mystery, which tips its hat to Sherlock Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie and Clue, features a sprawling cast of characters, almost all of whom are pegged as up to no good within the film’s first twenty minutes.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Knives Out creates one of the great movie families with the ridiculous Thrombeys and puts them in a murder mystery that’s as compelling as it is relevant.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: Aside from one element that gave me pause, the film is an ingeniously crafted mystery that proves to be far more than meets the eye.
  • Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Much as Conan Doyle used Sherlock Holmes as a figure to mollify an age experiencing an epistemological crisis as old faiths were drowned out in the industrial landscapes of Victorian Britain, Johnson here wields Blanc as a titan for still being capable of close observation and engaging with the edge of mortal knowing in an age that degrades all such refined arts of attention.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This is a fun film……snarky…..but fun.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An entirely entertaining murder-mystery jape; dryly funny, deliciously retro yet decidedly modern. Whenever you think you’ve got it figured out, it trips you up again… and you love it for doing so.
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: At over two hours, feels overlong, padded … The denouement isn’t reached so much as laboriously coughed up, like a fur-ball.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: Murder mystery comedies have experienced highs and lows at the box office and with audiences. “Knives Out” knows its predecessors, but cannot equate them in a disappointing and predictable package.
  • Vince Mancini @ Uproxx
    • Excerpt: Knives Out is a brainy homage to a genre that might not deserve it.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: A bit slight, ‘Knives Out’ is still one of the most purely entertaining movies of the year.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: Don’t fear: No spoilers here. All you need to know is Knives Out is a devilish delight.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Thanks to a terrific ensemble cast, irreverent sensibilities, and a push for incorporating the modern world, Knives Out is more than a quirky thriller with an eye towards the past.
  • Matt Oakes @
    • Excerpt: Those wanting a taste of throwback whodunnit murder mystery will find much to enjoy within Rian Johnson’s star-studded ‘Knives Out’, just know that you very well might figure it all out before the detectives do.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
    • Excerpt: Do NOT miss this film, and do not be late to the theater.
  • João Pinto @ Portal CInema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Get ready Murder SHe Wrote fans because this one will glue you to your chair!
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy
    • Excerpt: It’s not only a worthy and loving homage to great detective stories, but also a biting satire on contemporary American politics and the hubris of the nouveau riche who forget that they never actually worked for the money they so eagerly and ignorantly protect.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Dennis Schwartz @ Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Contemporary but old-fashioned shaped whodunit that both enlivens and refreshes the genre.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Knives Out electrifies the whodunit genre with dastardly glee and self-aware perception. From piercing stares and cutting words to the ever-present stabbing threat of the forged metal weapons themselves, the blades of entertainment slash and thrust every single second of this standout romp.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: This entertaining film includes everything I like to see in the mystery genre. I can’t help thinking that Agatha Christie would also enjoy KNIVES OUT.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens