Rian Johnson wrote and directed this movie and shows off his talents as a filmmaker. "Knives Out" is a fantastic "whodunnit" murder mystery movie. The cast is phenomenal. Christopher Plummer plays an old mystery novelist, whose death is being investigated by Daniel Craig's Detective Benoit Blanc. Craig steals the show every time he is on screen. Craig's southern accent is very convincing and his whole performance is memorable. Relative Hollywood newcomer, Ana de Armas, is the lead in this film and although she is surrounded by veterened actors, she definitely does falter and gives a great performance. The supporting cast of Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and LaKeith Stanfield round out one of the best ensemble casts outside of the MCU. The story is gravitating. It is about Blanc being mysteriously summoned to investigate the "suicide" of Plummer's Harlan Thrombey. There are several moving pieces in the story and every character seems to have a motivation for killing Harlan, but also for not wanting to kill him. The conclusion seems a bit more predictable as the film progresses, which is a bit of a let down. I was able to predict fairly early on what the end would be, but it is still such a fun ride that it makes it okay. The cinematography is fantastic. Bright colors and engaging scenery make this feel like a Clue game come to life. The dialogue is sharp and really all of the characters are interesting and fairly fleshed out. This is not the absolute best movie out there, but it is well-made, acted, and written to warrant it's high praise. Overall, I give this movie an 8.5/10.