This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Henry the Host’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
So its my second viewing of this movie and to be honest, I was worried about what it would be like to "know whats coming" with this movie.
Knowing what happens next is just as good as not.
This movie is just so well executed. Its so beautifully written and performed, this film blends how good cinematography and a set up of a well oiled stage performance gives an audience member a delightful experience that is rare in this age of blockbusters and Hollywood franchises.
The overall story begins with familiar waters that makes one believe it be akin to Clue and other "who done its".
And honestly in the cinema I thought that was the case, only to realize that this film breaks the taboo of showing the death. The audience knows what caused the demise of Harlen in a just a fantastic and moving performances between Anas de Armas and Christopher Plummer and one sits there going:
From then on the movie just bends like a winding river going into such twists and turns that you are just keeping you engaged and focused on the event that are on screen.
Its just a cinematic experience that made me leave the theatre and go "That is honestly my favorite movie of the year."
This film is also now one of my top 5 favorite films of all time.
Before I finish this review, I have to talk about Daniel Craig. Craig plays Detective Benoit Blanc, who is just a handsome Foghorn Leghorn of a detective. While Craig is best known to play James Bond, I find his performance in this movie just one of the most jaw dropping performances I have ever seen an actor do.
This movie is gold and a must see for any person who is a fan of cinema.