Knives Out

Knives Out ★★★★½

Far and way exceeded any expectations I had (not enjoyed anything I've seen previously from Johnson) - excellent, intricate command of perspective, narrative, chronology - but ultimately because there is a genuine humane core to the film; one about the nature of goodness and integrity, where the collective hubris and selfishness of those without said qualities eventually eats up and spits them out of their own home. Subversive, but without being obnoxious (which is what I feared) - the whodunnit is a guide-track to tell a more fulfilling story, and one that helps keeps the actual gimmick in check (although enjoyable, the film's legs were surely limited on that front alone, as per the first 20 minutes or so). Very easy to see why this has been such a deserving hit.

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