“The Knives are out!”... “Whodunnit now?”

Courtesy of Lionsgate Movies

Graci E. Mabie, A&E Critic

Watch the work of acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson’s (STARWARS: The Last Jedi) in the suspenseful murder where everyone is a suspect this Thanksgiving holiday for a ‘blessed’ mystery worth solving.

Celebrated famed crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead by his housekeeper Fran (Edi Patterson) at his local estate on the night of his 85th birthday. Following his death, renowned private investigator, detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) and Lt. Elliot (Lakeith Stanfield) are mysteriously hired to get to the bottom of his passing.

The deep murder investigation begins with Thrombey’s dysfunctional family: spoiled playboy Ransom Drysdale (Chris Evans) who is also Harlan’s grandson; Harlan’s eldest daughter and real-estate mogul Linda Drysdale (Jamie Lee Curtis); Harlan’s son-in-law and Linda’s husband, Richard Drysdale (Don Johnson); Harlan’s youngest son and CEO of his dad’s publishing company, Walter Thrombey (Michael Shannon); Harlan’s daughter-in-law and lifestyle guru Joni Thrombey (Toni Collette); Harlan’s granddaughter, social activist Meg Thrombey (Kathrine Langford); and Harlan’s youngest grandson, selfish internet troll Jacob Thromby (Jaeden Martell).

 In addition to those being investigated are his loyal and faithful staff, as well as his caretaker, Marta Cabrera (Ana De Armas) who was known to have had a ‘close’ relationship with him.

 Detective Blanc sits through a complex mass of steadfast herrings and unbelievable explanations to uncover the truth of Harlan’s untimely death.

Ultimately, the 2019 crime drama will make audiences question their own thoughts. It’s all about the “Whodunnit?” When audiences think they have it all figured out, they will find that someone or something does not add up. 

It is then captivating to say that it is sure to be a disorderly/far-reaching riddle in that Harlan Thromby was genuinely loved. He loved mysteries so much he became one.

From Sketch to Screen: Knives Out! is set to mark the spot in theaters Nov. 28th. Really any of them could have done it… because nothing brings a family together like murder.