This whodunit is an A-list-turned-slay-list party.
When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey dies just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc arrives at his estate to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Thrombey’s untimely demise.
Director Rian Johnson’s love of the genre certainly comes through – and not just with Benoit Blanc’s convoluted explanations. The film is a masterclass in mystery storytelling, almost entirely devoid of any plot holes. This helped propel the movie far past anyone’s expectations. It was such a hit with audiences that Lionsgate readily greenlit a sequel, which will once again follow the detective as he solves another murder.
USA 2019, 130 min, rated M (offensive language)
Directed by Rian Johnson
Starring Chris Evans, Ana De Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford & Jaeden Martell