As I mentioned in previous posts, I will be releasing shorter reviews along with my usual more in depth reviews. These will serve more as quick recommendations of movies that I believe are worth your time. To know the difference, they will be titled “Watch Next: Movie Title (year)”.
Are you looking for another movie to watch while you are stuck at home? Are you a fan of the mystery genre? Do you need a fun movie to watch for your next date night? Well then Knives Out (2019) should be on your radar. Even if you aren’t a fan of the genre, you will find something in this movie to like. Whether it is the sight gags, the incredible performances by an amazing cast, or the fun quirky way this story is told, there is something for everyone here.
The movie starts after the murder of a renowned mystery novelist. While it seems like it was a suicide, the mysterious circumstances that lead up to this event suggest otherwise. Now it is up to Benoit Blanc, “the last of the gentleman sleuths” to get to the bottom of it.
Now I would classify this movie more of a parody of the genre, but one that doesn’t go over the top with ridiculous antics. Instead, it is grounded in some realism and will poke fun of itself when it does step out of line. Even if you are able to solve the mystery in the first five seconds, the ride this film will take you on is well worth it. This isn’t your typical mystery movie, don’t come into it expecting to solve a intricate mystery. You are here for a story and to be entertained by a cast of incredible characters. I do love everything about this movie. Although certainly not without its flaws, it is one that you should watch if you have an Amazon Prime membership.
Let me know what you thought of the movie, or if you would like a more in-depth review of the movie.