Angeles ✨’s review published on Letterboxd:
This is a twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.
I've always loved murder mysteries. I love those murder mystery riddles, Agatha Christie's novels, detective stories. I adore how a film can revolve around the solving of a crime and all the process of it: gathering clues, interrogating suspects, looking for evidence and finding the perpetrator.
And then Knives Out appears. A reinvention to the genre that took all the mystery elements, threw them away and did something totally different.
After Benoit Blanc interrogates all the family —all of them with very reasonable motives to murder Harlan Thrombey—, we get to know who did it and how it happened. The mystery is not a mystery anymore, but a how-to-get-away-with murder suspense with its twists and turns.
The family dynamics were so funny and interesting. Characters willing to commit a crime to get what they want and we suspect about them, although we know the truth.
Also, can we please stop and take a minute to appreciate the cast? what an excellent group of actors, I really wished to know each of the characters better, because I felt it was kinda superficially executed.
The family is truly desperate. And when people get desperate, the knives come out.