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Daniel Craig is a hoot as debonair southern detective Benoit Blanc, called in to unravel the mysterious death of veteran crime writer Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). As is so often the case in whodunnits, Harlan’s inheritance furnishes his entire extended family with ample motive, and this dyspeptic brood provides Blanc with a rainbow of murder suspects, including Chris Evans, Toni Colette, Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Shannon.

Johnson takes a form that’s about as pliable as a board game and has a good deal of fun turning it inside out and upside down, simply by relocating it to a place where the personal has never been more political: Trumpian America. Agatha Christie would have thoroughly approved.

An entertainment that’s as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for.

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Knives Out is a whole lot of fun, intended to keep the audience off-balance right up until the finish. It’s a razor-sharp throwback from writer-director Rian Johnson.

Brian Lowry, CNN.com

 

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Director

Rian Johnson

Cast

Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Colette

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Country of Origin

USA

Year

2019

Language

English

19+
130 min

Book Tickets

Thursday February 02

5:50 pm
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Credits

Executive Producer

Tom Karnowski

Producer

Ram Bergman, Rian Johnson

Screenwriter

Rian Johnson

Cinematography

Steve Yedlin

Editor

Bob Ducsay

Original Music

Nathan Johnson

Production Design

David Crank

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VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre