Knives Out ★★½

Style over substance perhaps. Not a terrible movie at all, but definitely not anything that grand even in the genre. A whodunit that tells you exactly what is going on from the start only to pretend like it didn't towards the end. What's left is good performances that help to mask the otherwise shallow characters, bathos that gets grating like in every movie that comes out this time of year, and references that make you remember better movies. Meh.