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FILM REVIEW: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rivetting entertainer Cast: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Madelyn Cline, Leslie Od...


Rivetting entertainer

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

Rating: 4*

Streaming on: Netflix

The key to Agatha Christie’s mysteries was that the answers were always in plain sight yet were so hard to figure out and Rian Johnson knows that. With Knives Out he proved himself to be a good comedy-mystery director and Glass Onion only cements that opinion. There are a lot of dialogues that give away who the killer actually is and yet it doesn’t cross one’s mind until the third act which is elegantly crafted by one of the best filmmakers who works in the mystery genre.

Daniel Craig returns as Benoit Blanc, the Frenchman all set to solve another mystery. He travels to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery involving a new cast of suspects which include Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista who are excellent in their respective roles. Johnson’s screenplay direction falls a bit short of the original as does the cinematography by Steve Yedlin. The editing is smooth and doesn’t make the film feel slow or boring.

A mystery that’s pretty easy to figure out but is a pretty sweet time to watch, Glass Onions is a film for a casual day where you don’t want to feel emotionally drained watching depressing films.

Look out for Ethan Hawke and Hugh Grant in their blink if you miss roles. Incidentally, this film is also Angela Lansbury’s last screen appearance.

 

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