Murder mystery novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is a veritable one-man crime-fiction industry and his children (and their children) have been living off him for years. When he turns up dead, it seems that no-one has a motive for killing the golden goose. At least, that’s what the detectives assigned to the case think. But Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) – the debonair ‘Kentucky-fried’ private investigator mysteriously hired by an anonymous source – has other ideas.
With a superb cast at their arch best (Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford and Don Johnson, to name a few), this is impeccably written and designed, full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish.
Writer-director Rian Johnson clearly knows his mystery genre greats from fiction, television and film. Agatha Christie, Murder, She Wrote and Sleuth are some of the reference points, Johnson doing for the murder caper what he did with Brick for noir and Looper for science fiction - injecting them with fresh magic and showing you whole new ways of looking at a beloved genre.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
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