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Knives Out (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 27 November 2019 (USA)
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A detective investigates the death of a patriarch of an eccentric, combative family.

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Rian Johnson

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Rian Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans ... Ransom Drysdale
Ana de Armas ... Marta Cabrera
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Linda Drysdale
Michael Shannon ... Walt Thrombey
Don Johnson ... Richard Drysdale
Toni Collette ... Joni Thrombey
LaKeith Stanfield ... Lieutenant Elliott
Christopher Plummer ... Harlan Thrombey
Katherine Langford ... Meg Thrombey
Jaeden Martell ... Jacob Thrombey
Riki Lindhome ... Donna Thrombey
Edi Patterson ... Fran
Frank Oz ... Alan Stevens
K Callan ... Greatnana Wanetta
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Storyline

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death. Written by Lionsgate

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Nothing brings a family together like murder. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 November 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Morning Bell See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,769,548, 1 December 2019

Gross USA:

$146,992,387

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,992,387
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the cafe scene with Marta and Ransom, the music in the background is a Larry Norman track called "Righteous Rocker". See more »

Goofs

When Marta drops the mail on the table, there is a collection of loose business cards on top of the pile. However, when she reaches for the unmarked envelope a few moments later, the cards are gone and the unmarked envelope is on top. See more »

Quotes

Benoit Blanc: You have a regurgitative reaction to mistruths.
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Soundtracks

The Inspector
Written by Tal Bergman
Performed by Tal Bergman
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I guessed it was Colonel Mustard in the Study with the Dagger
3 January 2020 | by TheTopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

Outstanding performances by the all-star cast, great directing and cinematography, and the score was fitting for this amazing whodunit story, but I felt the screenplay needed some trimming and/or the pacing sped up in the first half of the film. The 130 min run-time felt too long and was evident when the perfect pacing started towards the ending. This film should've been no more than 100-110 mins. Nevertheless, a really entertaining story of mystery, thrills, suspense and a touch of comedy in the right places.


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