Knives Out

BBFC RatingKnives Out

Showing: 13 December 2019 until 19 December 2019 , 20 December 2019 , 22 December 2019 until 23 December 2019

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Knives Out
Certificate12A
Year2019
GenreCrime, Drama
DirectorRian Johnson
LanguageEnglish
CountryUSA
Running Time2HR 10MINS
SeasonMain Programme
Closed CaptioningThe screening on Sun 8 Dec at 12.40pm will feature descriptive subtitling.

Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) delivers a delight for film fans with his witty, cine-literate and devilishly entertaining new crime caper.

Murder mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is a veritable one-man crime-fiction industry and his adult children – and their children – have been living off him for years. When he turns up dead, the apparent victim of a murder, it seems that no-one has a motive for killing the golden goose. At least, that’s what the detectives assigned to the case think. But Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) – the debonair ‘Kentucky-fried’ private investigator mysteriously hired by an anonymous source – has other ideas. With a superb cast at their arch best (Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Ana de Armas and Don Johnson, to name a few), this is impeccably written and designed, full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish. 

Johnson clearly knows his mystery genre greats from fiction, television and film. Agatha Christie, Murder, She Wrote and Sleuth are some of the reference points. But while always aware of the conventions, here Rian Johnson does for the murder caper what he did with Brick for noir and Looper for science fiction. He injects them with fresh magic and shows you whole new ways of looking at a beloved genre. Knives Out is a classic whodunnit and as sharp as the blade that killed the patriarch at the heart of the film. 

- Tricia Tuttle, BFI London Film Festival


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