Knives Out

Knives Out

DVD - 2020
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A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, 2020
Branch Call Number: DVD Knive
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1 DVS
video file,DVD video,region 1

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

An entertaining mystery with a fantastic cast of characters. There are plenty of twists and turns in this one.

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Obsolete
Apr 09, 2020

To start, I have never enjoyed "Murder on the Orient Express" or similar movies. And this film has a lot in common with all of that.
Some of the acting is probably quite good. On appearance of Daniel Craig I was surprised by his performance. I smiled & thought I was about to be entertained.
I couldn't make it halfway through...
So I have to say I suspect some are going to love this, I obviously did not.

JCLKelseyR Apr 06, 2020

Very funny! Full of great one-liners. This is a stellar cast, especially for this type of fun murder-mystery movie.

JCLJoshN Apr 03, 2020

A fun and funny take on the classic Agatha Christie-esque murder mystery with a stellar cast all chewing the scenery in the best way possible. (And who knew Don Johnson was such a good, wry actor? Not me!) I liked it even more watching it a second time, even though I knew whodunnit.

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jimg2000
Mar 30, 2020

I concur with maipenrai's Mar 09, 2020 comment. It is a redux of a much copied Agatha Christie story with a modern twist that at the center is a Latina nurse aide whose shallow character development is another force fitted doughnut hole. Also, how about Roger Craig's unkempt appearance to the grace and style of Hercule Poirot, the iconic detective we are familiar with. Nonetheless, funny and different script which was nominated for this year's Oscar for best Original Screenplay.

sjpl_javier Mar 25, 2020

Awesome movie. Enjoyed this "whodunnit" that has a ton of misdirections and clever setups.

Con: Daniel Craig's accent

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feralranger
Mar 24, 2020

I wish I could put my finger on why I didn't care for this movie. I liked Daniel Craig in it because I've never seen him in anything but Bond. My favorite character was the one who was killed off in the first 30 minutes. I've been watching the series Line of Duty about police who go after "bent coppers" and the stories are very complex and well played. This film was too showy and I have never been partial to a film being drama and then comedic, it even irritated me when I was a kid and watched Abbott and Costello and the various monsters they encounter.
So not a recommendation from me on this one.

CCPL_Jason Mar 20, 2020

The only actor missing in this film is Kevin Bacon. This Agatha Christie inspired whodunit has an absolutely loaded cast and had me guessing until the very end of the film. Watching Daniel Craig butcher a Southern accent is worth the price of admission alone. If you get a chance, watch the SNL skit from this past season where he reprises his role in this movie. He clearly had fun with this one. Hands down one of my favorites from 2019.

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vslucky1
Mar 19, 2020

A twisting tale of "whodunit" in the genre of Agatha Christie with Murder on the Orient Express. You meet each character and see how the story intertwines during the investigation by Detective Benoit Blanc. I had trouble accepting the fake southern accent of Daniel Craig but loved the overall feel of the movie.

ArapahoeTina Mar 18, 2020

A twisty, turny mystery featuring an all-star cast. This one kept me guessing the whole time.

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"Best judge of character is a dog. I've found that to be true."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I spoke in the car about the hole at the center of this doughnut. And yes, what you and Harlan did that fateful night seems at first glance to fill that hole perfectly. A doughnut hole in the doughnut's hole. But we must look a little closer. And when we do, we see that the doughnut hole has a hole in its center - it is not a doughnut hole at all but a smaller doughnut with its own hole, and our doughnut is not a hole at all!"

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

I read a tweet about a New Yorker article about you. You’re famous.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Marta Cabrera: I've never been to a will reading before.

Benoit Blanc: Think of it as a tax return performed by a community theater.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Look around. The guy basically lives in a Clue board.

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jimg2000
Apr 05, 2020

28 quotes in IMDb and they are all good. Thanks to its contributors. There are no doubt a few more memorable depending on one's interest. e.g.

One thing I assume of age is weariness. Damned if I don't get more tired every day. Tired of what I do. Following arcs like lobbed rocks, the inevitability of truth. But the complexity and the gray lie not in the truth but what you do with the truth once you have it.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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