Knives Out

A whodunit with like 10% of a mystery, a detective story with no detecting, an ensemble film with nothing but abysmal performances, a “political” film with inscrutable politics. I admire a lot of Rian’s work but this is just a trainwreck. The only fun thing here is Daniel Craig’s Foghorn Leghorn accent, though of course the film itself has to directly make that reference because it’s “self-aware” and can’t let a good thing be without letting you know that it knows what it’s doing. How he went from making something as genuinely elegant and beautiful as The Last Jedi to this is bewildering. Damn shame.

Esther liked these reviews