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Knives Out

Movie review by
Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
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All-star cast in darkly comedic murder mystery.
  • November 27, 2019
  • PG-13
  • 2019
  • 130 minutes

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Knives Out is a darkly comedic murder mystery about a large, dysfunctional family. When eccentric crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his home just after his 85th birthday party, all of his family members and staffers become suspects in his murder. Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) arrives at the estate to investigate, requiring that no one leaves until the culprit is discovered. In the meantime, there's a web of lies that Blanc must get through to discover the truth. The cast includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Don Johnson, LaKeith Stanfield, and more. Expect some violence, sexual references, drugs, and lots of swearing from this murder mystery.

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For kids who love mysteries

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