“Knives Out” leaves audiences wanting more


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“Knives Out” has made very much news with the great reviews its gotten -- thus far, the production has earned over $129 million.

Jack Lev '20

The film “Knives Out,” directed by Rian Johnson, is an exceptionally entertaining movie that keeps the audience engaged and wondering what’s coming next. Through an ideal combination of comedy, suspense and trickery, this motion picture never fails to keep the audience on the edge of their seat.

This movie, which came out at the end of November, is based on the investigation that takes place after a renowned crime novelist passes away on his eighty-fifth birthday at a family gathering, leading an officer to investigate the crime.

This motion picture features a solid cast, including Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, and Daniel Craig, that blend together perfectly and incorporate an element of mystery along with comedy. For example, towards the beginning of the movie, the characters are having an argument and all of a sudden, Ransom makes an abrupt entrance telling them all to “eat s***” after finding out he was removed from the will. This scene left everyone in the theater in tears of laughter, and was a perfect way to begin the film. Along with this, scenes such as the closing one, come with a plot twist that is sure to leave the jaws of audience members on the floor.

Prior to “Knives Out,” Johnson directed the neo-noir film Brick, as well as the hit movie, “Star Wars: the Last Jedi.” Johnson earned the Empire Award for Best Director for this film and now, I’m sure he’ll receive even more accolades with this highly-rated production.

Although this film was truly phenomenal, one downside would be the predictability of the ending and the fact that the film could have been enhanced with more action. However, this piece of cinematography received an 8.1/10 on IMDB while Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 96% on the “Tomatometer.” I would vote similarly, giving the film an 8.9/10.

If you enjoy suspense and are a fan of Johnson’s past films such as “Star Wars: the Last Jedi,” you must see his newest work of art. Packed with unpredictable scenes that leave the audience wanting more, you should head down to your local theatre with $11 and sit for this two hour quality motion picture.