Knives Out

Everyone has a motive. No one has a clue.


Knives Out
When a renowned crime novelist is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, an inquisitive and debonair detective is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From the deceased’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, the detective sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind the untimely death.

130 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Drama, Thriller.

Showtimes

Just stop calling me James!
Just stop calling me James!

Credits

Cast
Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
Director
Rian Johnson
ScreenplayRian Johnson
MusicNathan Johnson
CinematographySteve Yedlin
EditingBob Ducsay
SA distributorFilmfinity
Made in2019
Produced byLionsgate, Media Rights Capital, T-Street

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, crime, drama
LanguageThe film contains strong impact and frequent crude language, which is inappropriate for viewers under 16.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceThe film contains strong impact, infrequent scenes of violence. There is a close–up scene of suicide, which is depicted realistically. Children under the age of 16 may be distressed, disturbed and confused by content.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic elements including brief violence, some strong language, sexual references, and drug material
Runtime130
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

British Board of Film Classification rating

12A: Suitable for 12 years and olderBrief bloody images, Moderate sex and suicide references, Strong language
Runtime130
British version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
3
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
3
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
3
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt’s one of the best films of the year, to be sure, but more unexpectedly, it’s also a defiant response to the cynicism and despair that has gripped the public consciousness for longer than most of us would want to admit.
20
RSG
Leon van Nierop quote iconDis die swierigste pret wat jy kan hê. Gun jouself ‘n geskenk en hou jou lyf snuffelaar. Ek waarborg jy sal nie die skuldige voor die speurder uitwys nie.
14
Metacritic.com
20 critics
17
Rottentomatoes critics
259 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconKnives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson’s stellar ensemble.
19
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
16
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconExpert, effortlessly entertaining all-star mystery-comedy.
15
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconIt is indeed that rare mystery you may want to revisit in the future, even knowing what you know after you see it.
14

What the People say

Rottentomatoes users
1459 users
18
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
19
IMDB
7728 Netizens
16
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 84%

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