Knives Out

Knives Out

  • 2019
  • PG-13
  • 131 min
  • USA
  • comedy, crime, drama

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Stars: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon

Knives Out sharpens old murder-mystery tropes with a keenly assembled suspense outing that makes brilliant use of writer-director Rian Johnson's stellar ensemble.

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  • Rian Johnson
    Rian Johnson
    Rian Craig Johnson (born December 17, 1973) is an American writer and director, who won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature, Brick.

Main Cast


  • Brian Tallerico (

    Rian Johnson’s "Knives Out" is one of the most purely entertaining films in years. It is the work of a cinematic magician, one who keeps you so focused on what the left hand is doing that you miss the right. | Full Review...

  • Manhola Dargis (New York Times)

    In his new movie, Rian Johnson dusts off Agatha Christie with help from Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Johnson. | Full Review...

  • Joe Morgernstern (Wall Street Journal)

    An entertainment that's as smart, witty, stylish and exhilarating as any movie lover could wish for.

  • Peter Bradshaw (Guardian)

    There's a great deal of lively and funny shenanigans with poisons and antidotes, and Johnson delivers a stab of cheerful cynicism.

  • John Wenzel (Denver Post)

    Knives Out deserves to be explored as a world of it own, as Johnson balances moral conscience and black humor expertly within the constraints of the murder-mystery genre.


Tagline: Hell, any of them could have done it.

Certificate: PG-13

Genres: comedy, crime, drama, mystery, thriller

Categories: whodunit, last will and testament, private detective, investigation, greed, police, nurse, immigrant, novelist, family relationships, maid, morphine, upper class, mansion, murder mystery, dysfunctional family


Producer: Rian Johnson, Ram Bergman

Editor: Bob Ducsay

Casting: Mary Vernieu

Director of photography: Steve Yedlin

Original music composer: Nathan Johnson

Costume design: Jenny Eagan

Production design: David Crank

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 131 min

Country: USA

Language: English, Spanish, Hindi

Sound Mix: Dolby, D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1, Dolby Atmos

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Color: Color

Also Known As

  • Entre navajas y secretos (AR)
  • À couteaux tirés (FR)
  • Cena con delitto - Knives Out (IT)
  • Knives Out - Mord ist Familiensache (DE)
  • Puñales por la espalda (ES)