Knives Out review: Daniel Craig has a blast in a murderously fun whodunit worthy of Agatha Christie

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Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, and Noah Segan in Knives Out
Daniel Craig, Lakeith Stanfield, and Noah Segan in Knives Out

Dir: Rian Johnson. Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell. 12A cert, 130 mins

Keeping a film’s secrets, when they’re as cunningly guarded as they are in the star-spangled whodunit Knives Out, isn’t just a pressing responsibility for a critic – it’s a cinch. Beyond its waspish wit, a dastardly roll-call of suspects and Daniel Craig’s dapper efforts as our presiding sleuth, the film gives nothing away until the bitter end, thanks to a head-spinning tricksiness of plotting that even Agatha Christie might have conceded was rather ingenious.

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