130 minutes | 2019 | USA
Rian Johnson delivers a delight for film fans with his witty, cine-literate and devilishly entertaining new crime caper.
Murder mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is a veritable one-man crime-fiction industry and his adult children – and their children – have been livening off him for years. When he turns up dead, the apparent victim of a murder, it seems that no-one has a motive for killing the golden goose. At least, that’s what the detectives assigned to the case think. But Neoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) – the debonair ‘Kentucky-fired’ private investigator mysteriously hired by an anonymous source – has other ideas.
With a superb cast at their arch best (Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Ana de Armas and Don Johnson, to name a few), this is impeccably written and designed, full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish.