GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY (2022) First reviews, reactions and teaser trailer

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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is a 2022 American mystery crime thriller and a sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out.

Written, co-produced and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick; Looper; The Last Jedi). Also produced by Ram Bergman and Leopold Hughes.

The T-Street production stars Daniel Craig (returning as Benoit Blanc), plus Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.


Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TFF) which runs from September 8th to 18th 2022. Thereafter, the film will be released theatrically in select locations on a date to be announced and will stream on Netflix on December 23, 2022. Back in March 2021, Netflix bought the rights to two sequels to Knives Out for $469 million. Meanwhile, a third Knives Out movie is already in development.


Glass Onion isn’t breaking any particularly new ground with what it’s saying or how it does it. But man, is it ever fun to play along as the murderous madness unfolds […] a funny, sunny follow-up to Rian Johnson’s hit whodunnit with killer performances from a very game Kate Hudson and Janelle Monáe.” 3.5 out of 5, Dread Central

“Johnson’s more extravagant and often indulgent sequel will likely find those who prefer it to the original, it’s so stuffed with so much that it’ll surely prove more fun to those who appreciate getting more bang for their buck. It’s hard not to have fun when Johnson pulls the strings, I just wish he’d not pulled quite so many and quite so hard.” 3 out of 5, The Guardian


” …Johnson can’t resist the urge to go a little bigger, with the climax taking advantage of that Netflix budget. The 139-minute running time is perhaps a little indulgent, but after a bit of a slow start, things move along at a nice pace. It takes a while to settle into the mystery, but once the key players get to Greece, the film is off to the races…” JoBlo

” …with a crisp, biting screenplay written by Johnson as well the performances of the entire cast (including many cameo appearances that are all laugh-out-loud moments), Glass Onion gives fans of the first film more of what they loved about it while also telling a different type of story. This film is an absolute crowd-pleaser…” Movie Birb


“Rian Johnson has done it again! The sequel to his brilliant whodunit Knives Out is also great fun thanks to a playful cast and a script that does a few things and always surprises. In contrast to the predecessor, the great tension is missing, but this is easily made up for with a good extra portion of humor.” 5 out of 6, Out Now [translated from German]

“This time around, Johnson adds even more satirical comedy with a focus on power and social dynamics. It’s a reflection on the world we’re living in right now […] There’s something meta about this being a Netflix original movie and characters being disruptors. But anyway, he takes the audience on a roller coaster and gives viewers new characters that are just as compelling and engaging as the original film.” Solzy at the Movies


“The story starts out a bit sluggishly, but a second-act twist puts things on the right track, and it’s nothing but satisfaction from that point on. I won’t give away too much, but I can say that Johnson’s eye for big spectacle, which was on display in the best moments of The Last Jedi but less so in the first Knives Out, is there in a huge way here. ” Tilt

” …Glass Onion is a serviceable capitalization on the success of Knives Out. There’s nothing about it that strikes as particularly memorable or necessary, and the hodgepodge of plot points and casting choices seem emblematic of filmmaking by algorithm. Those without Netflix subscriptions aren’t necessarily missing out.” The Wrap

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