Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery review

This review contains huge SPOILERS considering this is a mystery film so go watch this film first before reading.

Knives Out is one of my favorite movies of all time, everything from the screenplay, directing and the performances were perfect especially Danial Craig as Benoit Blanc who’s officially one of my favorite fictional characters of all time now. Now Blanc has returned for the sequel Glass Onion. In this sequel tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friend group called the Disruptors and unintentionally Blanc to his private Greek island for a murder mystery. Blanc solves the game very quickly but another murder happens and now he has to solve that one.

Rian Johnson is a master of great directing considering he directed Ozymandias aka the best Breaking Bad episode ever. Every shot of this film is well crafted and amazing to look at. Rian Johnson’s screenplay is also extremely well written with dialogue that’s both smart and funny. The story is incredibly thought out and everything that’s established in the beginning pays off near the end. If I had one problem with the movie is that the murderer being Miles Bron was kind of obvious. Though I did like how his whole shtick of being smart and complicated when actually he’s a complete idiot to the point where even Blanc is offended by how stupid he is. There is however a great twist where Mile’s former partner Andi is actually her twin sister Helen in disguise trying to solve who murdered the real Andi.    

Every performance from the cast is incredible. Danial Craig is still incredible as Benoit Blanc Every member of the Disruptors has great dialogue, great personalities and motives that make you curious who the culprit is. Rian Johnson really does a great job of making obvious terrible people very enjoyable to watch. Other big standouts were Edward Norton as Miles Bron and Janelle Monáe as both Andi and her sister Helen. Do you think it was a coincidence that this released around the time Elon Musk bought twitter because Elon and Miles are very similar.

This is one of those sequels that you don’t need to watch the first one to fully understand. Glass Onion is a perfect sequel to an already perfect film and one of my top 3 favorite movies of the year. Honestly, I can’t decide whether I like this or the first one better, there both equally incredible. Now we have a new mystery of when Rian Johnson will make the third film.


+Andi twist

+The acting

+The directing

+The writing

-Obvious culprit

Score: A+


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s