Knives Out: A Movie Review

Ishika M., Staff Writer

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Knives Out: What is it about?

When crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate 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 Thrombey’s untimely demise. Through a series of lies and mishaps, it’s the perfect movie for mystery and drama fans. 

Who should watch it and why? 

Even though movies are for everyone to watch, this movie will really intrigue deep-thinkers, mystery solvers, thriller lovers and family drama fans. The reason you should watch it is because this movie unlike all those predictable, mystery movies, this one takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, from heartbreak, joy, sadness, and confusion. It always keeps you on your toes, waiting for the next surprise. The plot is for all people, regardless of their personal interests, and the characters are funny and well-rounded. This movie captures everything from modern mystery to old fashioned man-hunts. 

What are the ratings?

The ratings for this movie are very positive with 97% rotten tomatoes and 8/10 on IMDb ratings. 91% of users liked this movie? Giving you a hint about something? Watch it! 

Personal Ratings: 

My personal rating for this movie is 4.5/5 because of how amazing it is! While I’ve only rated a few movies a perfect 5, this one is very close. It captures your interest right away, and shows the unraveling of truth in a perfect sequence. This movie also definitely showcases some of my favorite actors and definitely has a few jump scares. 

This movie has taught me to find the world beyond what I see, and always look for what people really are. It has also inspired me to write my own stories on mystery, which is now one of my favorite genres. But of course, the only way to find out if you like this movie, is to watch it of course. Thanks!