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Knives Out (2019)

Rian Johnson wrote this tribute to Cluedo, Agatha ChristieKnives Out is a classic and entertaining whodunit.

With Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas and Chris Evans among others.

In Knives Out we will find great actors who, it is evident, are having a great time and the sensation is that they are making a classic movie that is different a at the same time. Lots of fun. Well worth watching.

Story line

Harlan Thrombey diez in suspicious circumstances, or not. A successful autor, has money… and some children who live in the shadow of their dad. Now it is time to find out the circumstances of his death.

The movie

Yes, an obvious tribute to Agatha Christie but not only that… true movie by Mankiewicz (who smoked with a pipe) hovers over the theme from the very first shots. Tributes to all sides of classic movies, excellent photography, a well cared for script and a theme that is not at all an ephemeral tribute to Agatha Christie: it goes beyond that.

On top of that, it improves more and more as it goes on. We are always expecting a surprise (and obviously, we will receive one).


Well, we have Daniel Craig enjoying his character,  Ana de Armas, but also Don Johnson and Jamie Lee Curtis. When these folks from the “old school” get together is that the script is okay (and nowadays this is something to be thankful for).

Our opinion

It is well worth it. You will laugh and have a great time remembering the times when movies had a story.



Rian Johnson

Rian Johnson

Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American filmmaker. He made his directorial debut with the neo-noir mystery film Brick (2005), which received positive reviews and grossed nearly $4 million on a $450,000 budget. Transitioning to higher-profile films, Johnson achieved mainstream recognition for writing and directing the science-fiction thriller Looper (2012) to critical and commercial success. Johnson landed his largest project when he wrote and directed the space opera Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), which grossed over $1 billion. He returned to the mystery genre with Knives Out (2019), earning him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.


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Daniel Craig / Benoit Blanc
Chris Evans / Ransom Drysdale

Ana de Armas / Marta Cabrera

Jamie Lee Curtis / Linda Drysdale

Michael Shannon
Don Johnson
Toni Collette
Lakeith Stanfield
Christopher Plummer
Katherine Langford

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Puñales por la Espalda (2019)

Knives Out

Movie title: Knives Out

Movie description: When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc 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.

Date published: January 8, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 130 mins

Director(s): Rian Johnson

Writer(s): Rian Johnson

Cinematography: Steve Yedlin

Music: Nathan Johnson

Actor(s): Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Lakeith Stanfield

Genre: Crime

Companies: Filmnation Entertainment, Ram Bergman Productions, Media Rights Capital (MRC), Lionsgate

Our Opinion

It is well worth it. You will laugh and have a great time remembering the times when movies had a story.


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