‘Knives Out’ Review


Sophia Clifton, Staff Writer

Knives Out takes a classic whodunit story and spins it on its head. Starring Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Jamie-Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, and many more, Knives Out offers audiences a good time and a mystery to be solved. Viewers are left guessing until the very final reveal. Marta, the main character played by Ana de Armas, is a fresh new character that isn’t done very often. Marta is very smart, yet she’s underestimated by many of the movie’s other characters. Knives Out is a great movie to see with friends or family this holiday season.

An honorable mention in Knives Out is Chris Evans’ performance as Ransom Drysdale. Audiences will most likely recognize Evans from his iconic role as Captain America for the last eight years. It’s fun, and slightly strange, to see Evans in such a different role than audiences are used to. Evans provides an edge and humor to Knives Out that viewers aren’t used to seeing. Similarly, Daniel Craig is best known for his role as James Bond. Craig plays Detective Benoit Blanc, the brilliant detective hired to solve a family murder case. In contrast to the serious character of James Bond, Craig is funny and sharp in Knives Out; he solves cases out loud and mirrors a classic 50s police detective.

Ana de Armas has been in about 20 films since her career began, however, Knives Out is one of her biggest roles yet. Armas plays Marta, a nurse who has been working for the Thrombey family for years. Armas’ performance is touching and relatable for most audiences. Compared to the wealthy members of the Thrombey family, Marta is a compassionate woman who works to support herself and her family. Regular people watching Knives Out can relate to the good nature of Marta’s character among the eccentric characters surrounding her.

All in all, Knives Out is worth the watch. The film offers audiences a mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end. Pairing beautiful cinematography with a brilliant script, Knives Out captures your attention and never lets go.

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