Evan Ambrose’s review published on Letterboxd:
Got cut from my Jungle Cruise early screening because I wasn’t cool enough for the club, but that’s alright. For my troubles, I got free passes to go see Knives Out again, and honestly, I’d happily take that over watching the Rock swing through a jungle for the third time.
• Knives Out deserves an Oscar nomination for best screenplay, but we all know that it’s not going to get it. It’s a real pity.
• Why is Knives Out low-key the Americanized version of Parasite?
• After this carefully examined rewatch, I can confirm that there are, indeed, no loose ends in Knives Out (unlike Johnson’s previous film which has more loose ends than our knowledge of what comes after death). Bravo.
• This movie has convinced me that two climaxes per movie is not such a bad idea after all.
• Some clothing company needs to make t-shirts with the slogan “CSI KFC” on them. Now, I’d buy that for a pretty penny. Credit me later.
• Coming from somebody who personally doesn’t fancy all the SJW agendas we have in the media today, people saying that the social commentary in Knives Out is “left-wing propaganda” I’d have to say are overreacting. It’s fine the way it is—and quite insightful and fair, to be frank.
• The part where Rian Johnson just decides to grab the camera off of its tripod mid-way through shooting a particular shot to give us an “in your face” feeling was so hilarious.
• Let’s be real, only Chris Evans can make sweaters look sexy ASF.
• That final shot really hits, huh?
• I suspect “foul play” in all of the 1/10 star reviews of Knives Out on IMDb. Get away Star Wars fanboys! Shoo!
• Knives Out should be considered a Thanksgiving classic in the future. Change my mind.
🏅 Verdict: B+