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Film Review: Knives Out

What the hell am I about to watch?


A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

Rating: PG-13

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Running Time: 130 mins

Director: Rian Johnson

Staring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis

Distributor: Lionsgate

Budget: $40 million

Opening Weekend US: $26.7 million




Alright now that I know that bit - hit me with a little clip....


Well I'm still reading so I must be intrigued tell me more!


Overview

Honestly was going to the film for Chris Evans. Not impressed. It dragged quite a bit longer than it needed and had way to many parts for it to be a relaxing film to watch. More of a Sherlock on drugs. At least with Sherlock I wasn't focused on odd accents from people.


Story

So dad dies on the evening of his birthday. Police believe it's suicide but something is afoot. Enter 007 with an odd accent. He's come to save the day. We have a fire, police car chase, murder, and suicide all rolled up with the will with so much money going to a non family member. Family mad cause they love money and want it.


Characters

So many people, so little time. I honestly can't tell you a day after watching the film the name of the characters without looking them up on IMDb. Nor what they did in the film and their job. The only thing I can tell you is there is a girl that is pretty much her story in the film and she isn't even pictured above.


Female Representation

Quite a few female characters that held high level jobs but didn't really stay with the characters themselves to be able to build a connections or likability with them. This is what happens when you have such a huge line up of people, things can fade into the background.

That's all great and thanks but the real deets now!


It was alright. I had a voucher for a free movie. I wouldn't pay to see it so waiting for the Netflix release would be suffice.

Rhiannon viewed the film in 2D setting at Regal Cinemas Harrisburg on 22 December 2019.

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