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Film REVIEW: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) - ★★★★★

Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista.

Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama

Themes: Sequel, Murder Mystery, Detective

Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.

It is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as master detective Benoit Blanc.

Like its predecessor, Glass Onion received critical acclaim, with reviewers praising Johnson's screenplay and direction, the performances of the cast, and the musical score.

Best Original Screenplay - Rian Johnson


Jasmine (Age 15) - ★★★★★

"Rian Johnson is back at it again with this star filled hit!! This movie for the last few months of 2022 was on the top of my“to be watched” list and boy did it not disappoint. This sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out (not directly connected but I would massively recommend watching this one as well) sees the return of detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) as he solves yet another mystery. This is a spoiler free review but what I will say is that Rian Johnson managed to take what made Knives Out such a special film- its stretching of genres and unexpected twists and repeat them in this movie without becoming formulaic. Glass Onion is a bold, exciting, and fun movie filled with comedy and cameos (see if you can spot Ethan Hawke!) And it is a must watch for anybody regardless of loving the crime and murder-mystery genre"

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Like this? Try these!....

  1. Knives Out (2019) - #45 - ★★★★★

  2. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - #70 - ★★★★★

  3. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (2021) - #383 - ★★★★

  4. Cruella (2021) - #384 - ★★★★

  5. Matchstick Men (2003) - #540 - ★★★

  6. The Sting (1973) - #541 - ★★★

  7. Death in Paradise (2011 TV) - n/a

  8. Hollywood Homicide (2003) - n/a

Definitely worth checking out the first film, Knives Out - it's excellent. Before Rian Johnson had a go at directing a Star Wars movie both Daniel Craig and Jessica Henwick appeared in Episode VII - though you might struggle to find them. For family friendly crime capers check out Peter Rabbit 2 and Cruella - for more double crossing, murders, detectives and mysteries try out Matchstick Men, Cruella, Hollywood Homicide and the TV show Death in Paradise.

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