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 disfunctional 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
Rian Johnson acknowledges that, despite numerous edits and attempts to shave it down, the script's opening interrogation sequence (complete with flashbacks edited in) was "always a really tough read." He would have people read it and adds that "I never didn't get the note that 'boy those first thirty pages are rough, and then it kicks into gear.'" See more »
During the porch scene, Blanc and the cops' breaths are visible, implying it's a cold day, but Marta's is not, which would seem to suggest her coverage was shot on another, warmer day. See more »
Written by Jay Ferguson
Performed by Spirit
Courtesy of Epic Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment See more »
Nice take on murder mystery!
Generally speaking you tend to find more murder mystery TV shows than movies, this is partially since it's hard to build a complete mystery in the allotted movie running time.
This movie builds this murder beautifully by showing the different points of views of the suspects. It has a different take than other movies since it gives the viewer a little too much details mid-movie which leaves you questioning everything to the last minute.
The acting was brilliant and I didn't feel the number of characters was overdoing it at any stage.
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