Knives Out

Knives Out

DVD - 2020
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A tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie and a fun, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. 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.
Published: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate,, [2020]
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA KNI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 130 minutes) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
stamping, rdapm
4 3/4 in., color, rda
digital, rdatr
optical, rdapm
surround, rdapc
Dolby Digital 5.1
NTSC, rdabs
video file, rdaft
DVD video
region 1, rdare
Alternative Title: Knives out (Motion picture)

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CMLibrary_gjd Jun 30, 2020

TH and I thought it was a good send-up of Hollywood style who-done-it murder mysteries. Unreliable narrators abound in this tale of murder, mayhem and greed. It was nice to see Chris Evans play against type and we thought Daniel Craig enjoyed playing this detective, who is definitely no James Bond. Although his Southern accent could have used some work (another character comments on his "foghorn leghorn speech".

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Tgail3jh
Jun 28, 2020

Overtly political. At best, an collection of semi-amusing scenes, including two fun monologues by a central character. At worst, overblown, clichéd characters maneuvering their way through an illogical plot with improbable tangents.

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DazzlingMoonlight
Jun 23, 2020

A fantastic who-dun-it that has all the elements of an Agatha Christie story. The gothic mansion, the reclusive author, the privileged family on the verge of being cut from the will, and of course the obligatory body found in the study. Just when you think the murderer just might get away with it, the brilliant detective gathers the suspects for the big reveal.

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muffinpopcorn
Jun 19, 2020

Delightful murder mystery with lots of twists and turns and surprises . Large cast of well known actors . Liked that this movie wasn't deep and dark . Light and actually humorous . Enjoyed it better than some I have watched .

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IrishMoon
Jun 15, 2020

I agree that this film is reminiscent of Murder on the Orient Express. Unfortunately, it drug out the scenes too far without adding to the mystery. It was just ok.

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newdog
Jun 15, 2020

The mystery was good, but it was so incredibly slow. The film would have been so much better if they had condensed it and made it 30-40 shorter.

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PineSisken02
Jun 14, 2020

Reminded me of “Murder by Death” and “Clue” — well cast — not as good as “Gosford Park.”

I seen this movie in theathers it was pritty good and weaird a lady that stared in Freaky Friday from 2003 stared in this movie i saw that movie freaky friday scence 2003 when i was in gr 4 when i was 11 years old she also started in My Girl 2 witch i got in 2009 on vhs then i got the frist movie i never heard of that movie untill i found it on vhs and it seemed intresting i ddin't know she stared in this movie eavn thought she is in the back cover of the video once i saw her i knew it i would had went to see halloween but my mom didn't let me see it evan thought i am over 18

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

An entertaining mystery with a fantastic cast of characters. There are plenty of twists and turns in this one.

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Obsolete
Apr 09, 2020

To start, I have never enjoyed "Murder on the Orient Express" or similar movies. And this film has a lot in common with all of that.
Some of the acting is probably quite good. On appearance of Daniel Craig I was surprised by his performance. I smiled & thought I was about to be entertained.
I couldn't make it halfway through...
So I have to say I suspect some are going to love this, I obviously did not.

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"Best judge of character is a dog. I've found that to be true."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I suspect foul play. I have eliminated no suspects."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I spoke in the car about the hole at the center of this doughnut. And yes, what you and Harlan did that fateful night seems at first glance to fill that hole perfectly. A doughnut hole in the doughnut's hole. But we must look a little closer. And when we do, we see that the doughnut hole has a hole in its center - it is not a doughnut hole at all but a smaller doughnut with its own hole, and our doughnut is not a hole at all!"

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

I read a tweet about a New Yorker article about you. You’re famous.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Marta Cabrera: I've never been to a will reading before.

Benoit Blanc: Think of it as a tax return performed by a community theater.

ArapahoeTina Apr 27, 2020

Look around. The guy basically lives in a Clue board.

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jimg2000
Apr 05, 2020

28 quotes in IMDb and they are all good. Thanks to its contributors. There are no doubt a few more memorable depending on one's interest. e.g.

One thing I assume of age is weariness. Damned if I don't get more tired every day. Tired of what I do. Following arcs like lobbed rocks, the inevitability of truth. But the complexity and the gray lie not in the truth but what you do with the truth once you have it.

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ArapahoeTina Mar 31, 2020

ArapahoeTina thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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