Knives Out won a few points from me based on originality. It has become increasingly hard to entertain and keep moviegoers engaged in 2019. Where Knives Out succeeded is the depth of the mystery. It was smart, it was unique, it made no sense, and it was entirely over the top.
What got people excited about this film was its headliner cast and the outrageous characters they played. Parts of the movie I wanted to bang my head into the wall because I couldn’t stand the outrageousness. Other times, I wondered what the whole point of the movie was. I enjoyed my night out at the cinema, but not as much as you will or did.
As the ending happened, numerous times over, I had wondered where I had gone wrong in guessing the outcome. It all made perfect sense at the end, I just couldn’t bring myself to get there.
I know this movie has gotten more rave reviews than negative ones. When I left the theatre, I felt like my world wasn’t altered in any shape or form. I spent two hours watching people I know for more famous roles, take on crazy characters, to solve a murder/suicide that was really uneventful. Enjoy it if you want to, I barely did. 5/10
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Good review. I sort of agree with you. While I did like it better than you, I felt that Knives Out wasn’t the revolutionary “whodunit” feature that everyone has been talking about. It was good, but not spectacular.