Rafael Jovine’s review published on Letterboxd:
My new goal in life is learning how to speak like Benoit.
Well, it happened. I gave a Star Wars and a Rian Johnson film a high rating on the same weekend... So y'all believers should wait for the loud trumpets and the angels coming down from the sky.
But in all seriousness, the first half of this movie got me worried in terms of the hype this movie have been getting since its premiere on TIFF. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty fun and it works as a nice set up into these characters and the whole world they inhabit. But the pacing was a bit off.
Once that's established, the film goes into a relentless journey plagued with twists and turn that will keep you guessing from beginning to the last end.
Rian Johnson's script is beautifully constructed. The humor is built entirely on great witty humor and visual gags that get you laughing right up from the very last second.
Every performer does a fantastic job, playing both on and against type. Ana de Armas manages to steal the spotlight, establishing as a one to watch actress.
Even the politics are done in such a smart way. It doesn't hit you over the head with it. Actually fitting the narrative.
All in all, this is easiest the best rendition of Agatha Christie novel that's not even one. For me personally this takes the crown off Clue as the best whodunit