Knives Out ★★★

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This review may contain spoilers.

Okay. A very clever and satisfying story—the innocent one is the murderer—in the abstract but boy was it WRITTEN. This seemed like a longer film that was cut down. It’s missing a whole second act where the nurse and Chris Evans are partners in crime and really bond and hey maybe even oh idk...FALL IN LOVE??!!?!!? before the big reveal. It’s also hard to know what to do with Craig’s character. Is he the buffoon? The mentor? The Hound hunting her down? All the pieces are there but the game as played is less than satisfying.