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Knives Out

From Wednesday 27th November

Director: Rian Johnson

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Christopher Plummer, Ana de Armas

Rating: 12A

USA 2019, 133mins

Directed by Rian Johnson (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) an intelligent whodunnit about a famed southern detective who joins forces with local police to investigate a group of eccentric suspects following the murder of a wealthy crime novelist.

On the morning after his 85th birthday party, wealthy crime novelist Harlan Thrombrey is found dead on his estate. Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is enlisted on the case and suspects foul play. Everyone is a suspect and, as the reading of the will draws closer and the investigation heats up, Harlan's money-grubbing family are revealed as far more conniving and competitive than they first appear. When Marta (Ana de Armas), Thrombrey's South American caregiver, finds herself entangled in the mystery, it becomes clear that no secrets are safe within the household — not even her own.

The reviews from the film's various film festival screenings have been outstanding.

Telegraph 5* – ‘Daniel Craig has a blast in a murderously fun whodunnit worthy of Agatha Christie.’

Independent 4* - ‘Rian Johnson’s whodunnit is an ingeniously constructed film’

Guardian 4* – ‘The Last Jedi director lets loose with a wickedly entertaining Agatha Christie homage featuring a star-packed cast.’