• Precise, captivating and confident- Rian Johnson is in full control here
  • It entertains, yes, but there’s high storytelling and acting craft on display as well, and the film has something to say on wealth, immigration, inheritance and race in addition to how its irrefutably well executed
  • Nods to Agatha Christie, Clue (in the text) are felt- maybe one to Gosford Park
  • The knife throne makes for a nice décor piece
  • The film will be interesting to revisit and study as with any who-dun-it—wit and mystery with the whiplash jolt ending (which feels earned) isn’t enough on its own.
  • It’s an all-star ensemble (talents like LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette and Michael Shannon in support is a miracle)
  • Ana de Armas follows up on her promise in Blade Runner 2049– pure genuine goodness embodied and she’s magnificent. Daniel Craig’s accent – man– I’m not sure— but it’s a good performance regardless of where you think his accent lands because of the confidence he has. Like James Bond- he’s one step ahead.
  • Recommend