Knives Out

Knives Out

DVD - 2020 | Widescreen ed
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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: [Santa Monica, California] : Lionsgate, 2020
Edition: Widescreen ed
Call Number: DVD Comedy KNIVES
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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BBQ_Chick
Nov 25, 2020

This one is worth watching again, especially since there are so many characters involved. Daniel Craig plays detective Blanc, an interesting character himself. I couldn't believe my ears when I heard him singing one of my favorite show tunes while he was waiting in a car. Once you're into the story you'll have a better idea of what I mean and how unlikely that would be. I won't repeat what others said here but the film ends with a fairly unknown number from The Rolling Stones. Don't bet any money on who you think the killer is. You'd lose.

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Bohdan1
Nov 20, 2020

Maybe we should leave it to the English to make murder movies. This had potential, but somewhat failed. There still is some entertainment value here, though.

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LESeymour
Nov 03, 2020

I was really in agreement with the director's commentary, and a large chunk of that is very helpful for those of us who like behind the scenes info. Rian said that the notes he kept getting from his cast said "the first 30 pages are too slow." That's, apparently, something he kept tightening. YIKE! I still found it too boring. Not tight enough. Good plot and who-dun-it though.

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LynJoan
Nov 02, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this original who-done-it. Entertaining both visually and performance-wise. The story was very good and the cast was fresh and enjoyable. So good to see a movie break with the current norms of sex on the screen and heavy violence. There is a little blood and a fight scene or two, but it is not gratuitous and not hard to take.

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vi2856
Oct 31, 2020

A great cast, movie, not so good

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Laurliz
Oct 26, 2020

Loved this movie.

JCLHeatherM Oct 25, 2020

An excellent film - one of my favorite 'new watches' of the year, and this from a person who doesn't traditionally watch 'who dun it' mysteries'. One of the factors that makes the film so appealing and accessible to audiences is that it spoofs the mystery genre (among other things), and isn't afraid to go to high or low for the sake of comedy. The comedy beats and dialog are fantastic, with very few (close to none) sections that didn't land well. The cast is top-notch, starting with Daniel Craig as the southern detective chock full of clichés and proverbs. The movie lends itself well to multiple viewings because the content is just that good, packed with so many jokes and quick moments, you might miss something on the first go-round, but you may catch it again later.

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vickmeister
Oct 24, 2020

Fast-paced and darkly humorous, everyone has a motive and what you think you know, you really don't. Great cast and plenty of twists and turns.

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Lizzy2020
Oct 14, 2020

Love this movie! Amazing cast and an intriguing story. Highly recommend!

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Courier2003
Oct 07, 2020

Allstar cast, a bummer, did not finish. Rotten tomatoes

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reginator_22
Jul 13, 2020

Benoit Blanc: This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.

Ransom Drysdale: What is this, CSI: KFC?

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Opawesome
Jul 11, 2020

"Because if you think that after all the bridges you burned. After all the *hi* said. After everything that you put this family through for the last years. That any of us are gonna support you. That any of us are gonna give you like dad like to say "A single red dime." YOU'RE NUTS!"

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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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Opawesome
Jul 11, 2020

Opawesome thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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reginator_22
Jul 13, 2020

Other: Drug use

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