As with every year the top movies of the year are usually saved for the back half of the year. For example: Star Wars, The Irishman, and Uncut Gems are all thought to be caliber of awards this year. One more title should be thrown into that mix though and that is Knives Out.
Going into the movie, there were plenty of positive reviews and enthusiasm towards the Rian Johnson directed flick, but those do not always mean the movie is as good as advertised. However, Knives Out is everything you want in a movie and then some. The movie has multiple legs to stand on with a strong mix of witty banter, humor, thrilling curveballs, and perfectly scripted characters. This movie flat-out rocks.
Going a little deeper though, the best part of the movie was the acting and performance by the two main characters in the story: Ana de Armas as Marta Cabrera, and Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc. Both characters absolutely nail it. Both steal the show every time they are on screen or share it. Blanc is a sleuth who has a keen attention to detail and de Armas is an unassuming home nurse who becomes a part of the Thrombey family. These two characters are one of the main reasons this movie absolutely rocks.
Furthering that point though, the entire cast was absolutely awesome. Every single character, part, and actor was perfectly written, performed, and portrayed. Everyone had a purpose and every character added a different aspect to the movie.