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Director Rian Johnson has successfully created a genuine mystery tale, an intricate and alluring silver-screen stage play. Unfolding as a modern whodunnit, Knives Out keeps the genre fresh and exciting all the way through its 130-minute runtime. The massive cast of characters blends expertly well with each other, impressive considering the scope of the film. Filled with a constant sense of distressing enjoyment, Knives Out is ultimately about mystery wrapped in fun, and audiences are treated to plenty of both. Also penned by Johnson, the story moves quickly and is never over-the-top with its complexities. There is a lot packed into this movie, filled to the brim with subtle humor, intriguing concepts, and good old-fashioned detective work.

Known as the “last of the gentleman sleuths,” Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), is anonymously called on to investigate the suicide of famed mystery author Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer). Harlan’s children, Linda (Jamie Lee Curtis) and Walt (Michael Shannon), together with in-laws, Joni (Toni Collette) and Richard (Don Johnson), are all brought into questioning, as something appears fishy. The authorities also investigate Harlan’s grandchildren and hired help, including Marta (Ana de Armas), his personal nurse, and Ransom (Chris Evans), the black sheep of the family. As Blanc pieces together the retelling of the night before, the family’s insecurities and dramas all start to unfold.

Perhaps the most extraordinary feat Knives Out accomplishes is the seamlessness of it all. The film flows perfectly, dropping hints and clues throughout, while never holding the audience’s hand. Johnson spins together a mystery-drama that is not only intense, but light-hearted and an absolute blast to watch. The vast cast of characters is altogether interesting, as everyone is unique and contributes to the story. Daniel Craig is hilarious as Beniot Blanc, highlighted by his emphasized southern drawl and consistent quips of intelligence. By combining this cast with an intriguing story and the masterful setting (seemingly popping right out of the game of “Clue”), Johnson expertly weaves the film together.

Almost giving off the aura of a live show, the engaging nature of Knives Out is its biggest accomplishment. Never a dull moment, the dysfunctional Thrombey family is a treat to watch. It is as if each scene ends with a cliffhanger, as the audience constantly and increasingly wonders what comes next. The very definition of a family film, Knives Out is a pleasant getaway and a highly recommended crime-drama.

All the Old Knives
Directed byJanus Metz Pedersen
Produced by
  • Steve Schwartz
  • Paula Mae Schwartz
  • Nick Wechsler
  • Matt Jackson
Screenplay byOlen Steinhauer
Based onAll the Old Knives
by Olen Steinhauer
CinematographyCharlotte Bruus Christensen
Edited byMark Eckersley
Distributed byAmazon Studios
CountryUnited States

All the Old Knives is an upcoming thriller film directed by Janus Metz. It is based on the novel of the same name by Olen Steinhauer.


Ex-lovers and spies Henry and Celia meet over dinner to reminisce on their time together at Vienna station. The conversation moves to the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all on board. That failure haunts the CIA to this day, and Henry seeks to close the book on that seedy chapter. Over a sumptuous dinner, it becomes clear that one of them is not going to survive the meal.


  • Chris Pine as Henry Pelham
  • Thandiwe Newton as Celia Harrison
  • David Bedella as Drew Favreau


The film was announced in May 2017, with Chris Pine and Michelle Williams in negotiations to star. James Marsh was set to direct, with The Mark Gordon Company and Entertainment One financing.[1]

In September 2020, with Williams, Marsh and The Mark Gordon Company no longer involved in the film, Thandiwe Newton was cast to replace Williams and Januz Metz was hired to fill the director position.[2] In November 2020, Jonathan Pryce and Laurence Fishburne joined the cast in the film.[3]

Metz revealed filming had begun by December 2020 in London.[4] Filming wrapped in London in February, and will move to California in March.[5] Director Janus Metz revealed that Principal filming wrapped in Mid March.[6]

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  1. ^Chris Pine and Michelle Williams to Star in ‘All the Old Knives’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  2. ^Amazon Studios Lands Rights To Thriller ‘All The Old Knives’ Starring Chris Pine And Thandie Newton; ‘ZeroZeroZero’s Janus Metz Signs On To Direct
  3. ^Jonathan Pryce, Laurence Fishburne Join Chris Pine in Amazon’s ‘All the Old Knives’ (EXCLUSIVE)
  4. ^Januz Metz on Facebook: I feel so incredibly honored and privileged to announce that the legendary Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce have joined our brilliant cast for 'All the Old Knives'. We start shooting in less than two weeks and I can't wait to see what these amazing actors will bring to the screen as 'masterspies' in our thrilling maze of a story. I am still pinching my arm that I'll be directing actors that were in movies like 'Apocolypse Now'. 'The Matrix' and 'Brazil'. We are set for some exciting and intense days here in London
  5. ^Amazon film crew to be in Monterey and Carmel in March
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  • All the Old Knives at IMDb

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