"Knives Out" is a 2019 American mystery film directed by Rian Johnson.
The starring cast includes Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer and others.
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Lionsgate Movies on Monday, October 28, 2019 released the trailer for "Knives Out" you can watch here:
Knives Out (2019 Movie) Final Trailer - Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas.
Here is a short review of "Knives Out" movie plot summary.
The family of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer), a wealthy mystery novelist, attends his 85th birthday party at his Massachusetts mansion. The next morning, Harlan's housekeeper, Fran (Edi Patterson), finds him dead with his throat slit. The police believe Harlan's death to be suicide, but an anonymous party pays private detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) to investigate the case.
Blanc learns that Harlan's relationships with his various family members were strained: on the day of his death, Harlan had threatened to expose his son-in-law Richard for cheating on his wife, Harlan's daughter Linda; cut off his daughter-in-law Joni's allowance for stealing from him; fired his son Walt (Michael Shannon) from his publishing company; and had an altercation with his grandson Ransom (Chris Evans).
Unbeknownst to Blanc, after the party, Harlan's nurse, Marta Cabrera (Ana de Armas), mixed up his medications and apparently administered an overdose of morphine; she could not find the antidote, leaving Harlan minutes to live. Knowing that Marta's mother is an undocumented immigrant, Harlan prevented Marta from calling for help and instead gave her instructions to create a false alibi to save her family from scrutiny, before slitting his own throat. Harlan's very elderly mother saw Marta carrying out his instructions, but mistook her for Ransom.
Marta cannot lie without vomiting, so she gives true but incomplete answers when Blanc questions her. She agrees to assist in Blanc's investigation and conceals evidence of her actions as they search the property. When Harlan's will is read, to everyone's astonishment, Marta is the sole beneficiary. Ransom helps her escape the family's wrath, but manipulates her into confessing to him. He offers his help in exchange for a share of the inheritance. The other Thrombeys try to persuade Marta to renounce the inheritance; Walt threatens to expose her mother's precarious immigration status.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Knives Out" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Knives Out" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2019 (TIFF), on November 27, 2019 (United States, United Kingdom, France, Belgium, Egypt, Switzerland, Philippines, Singapore, Canada), on November 28, 2019 (Bahrain, Croatia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait City, Lebanon, Netherlands, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Serbia, Montenegro, United Arab Emirates, Aruba, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Vietnam, Hungary), on November 29, 2019 (Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), on December 4, 2019 (Greece, South Korea), on December 5, 2019 (Denmark, Italy, Slovenia, Ukraine, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay), on December 6, 2019 (Norway, Ecuador), on December 10, 2019 (Thailand), on December 11, 2019 (Indonesia), on December 12, 2019 (Peru, Brazil, Argentina), on December 19, 2019 (Cyprus, Dominican Republic), on January 2, 2020 (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia), on January 3, 2020 (Romania), on January 9, 2020 (Czech Republic), on January 10, 2020 (Turkey) and on January 31, 2020 (Japan) distributing by Lionsgate Films, Lions Gate Entertainment, Lionsgate UK, Lionsgate India, 01 Distribution, ACME, Aurum Films, BF Distribution, Belga Films, Blitz Film & Video Distribution, CGV Mars Dagitim, CJ CGV Viet Nam, Central Partnership, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Constantin-Film, Corazón Films, Digi-Optic Films, Encore Films, Forum Film Slovakia, Golden Scene, Golden Village Pictures, Hoyts Distribution, Impuls Pictures, Independent Films, JL Vision Film, Lenta, Leone Film Group, Leonine Distribution, Longride, Meloman, Metropolitan Filmexport, Mongkol Major, Monolith Films, Movie Cloud, Nordisk Film Distribution, Norsk Filmdistribusjon, PT. Prima Cinema Multimedia, Paris Filmes, Phars Film, Pris Audiovisuais, Pro Video Film & Distribution Kft., Spentzos Films, Ster-Kinekor Pictures, TGV Pictures, Ukrainian Film Distribution (UFD), Vertical Entertainment, Westec Media Limited, Amazon Prime Video, Eagle Films, GEM Entertainment and Peacock.
The duration of the film is 130 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $311.4 million.
"Knives Out" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began on October 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts and wrapped on December 20, 2018.
"Knives Out" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 97/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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