Rotten Tomatoes: 76%
My Rating: 4/10 stars
Knives out tells the story of a wealthy crime novelist (Harlan Thrombey), played by Christopher Plummer, who is found dead the morning after his 85th birthday party. The story takes place at the grandfather’s mansion, which is located on a small coastal town just outside of Boston, MA. The film details the events that took place following the discovery of the corpse.
The detectives brought in to investigate the case include: Lead Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), Lieutenant Elliott (LaKieth Stanfield), and Detective Hardrock (Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Things heat up pretty quickly when Detective Blanc starts questioning family members.
The movie had a solid cast and a very intriguing opening, but I ultimately couldn’t get over Daniel Craig’s attempt at a southern accent. Don’t get me wrong, I think he is a great actor and I loved him as James Bond, but this role just wasn’t made for him. His cringe-worthy attempt at a southern drawl was truly bad (no exaggeration).
Although, I thought some of the other performances were great, especially Chris Evans, who is best-known for his role as Captain America in the Avengers movie series. I also thought LaKieth Stanfield was solid, and he seems to be showing up in a lot of classics nowadays. Stanfield is best-known for his roles in “Get Out”, “Sorry to Bother You”, and “Uncut Gems”.
Overall, I thought “Knives Out” was kind of lame to be honest. If you have nothing to watch, I would maybe give it a shot, but don’t set the bar too high. I’m giving Knives Out a rating of 4/10 stars.