Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Intrepid detective Benoit Blanc finds himself at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles. Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron for their yearly reunion. As in all the best murder mysteries, each person harbors their own secrets, lies and motivations. And when someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 139 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
  • Stars: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Dave Bautista, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, Awsten Knight, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Sondheim, Noah Segan, Natasha Lyonne, Yuri Togkces, Yo-Yo Ma, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jackie Hoffman, Dallas Roberts, Serena Williams, Jacek Czajka
  • Director: Rian Johnson
  • Soho24 - 13 January 2023
    Better watch Knives Out instead.
    This is a 2 hours long movie. The events of the first hour could have easily been wrapped up in 10 minutes. I wanted to turn it off numerous times, then again I like the first movie so much I decided to give it a chance.

    Got a bit interesting 60 minutes in, I wanted to see how the story would end. And oh my god, what a disappointment! Characters are all over the place, annoyingly silly and not likeable. Edward Norton is a joke. His huge talent is massively waisted in this one.

    Some parts where never really explained. So Miles is the killer. Why did he send to Andy the puzzle box inviting her to the island, if he had already killed her? And if he did it to make him look innocent, shouldn't there be some reaction when he saw "Andy" arriving at Glass Onion? No wondering at all why dead Andy wasn't dead after all? Did he think she survived and came to the island? So, just like that she visits him, having survived an attempted murder? No, just no!

    When Duke sees the news of Andy's death on his phone, how come he doesn't wonder who the hell Helen is?

    And what was this paranoid scene with the burnt napkin? Miles was discovered for having killed Andy, Duke AND having tried to kill Helen. And all he worries about is to destroy the napkin.

    No matter how powerful he was, was there absolutely no way to prove that he had killed two people? I didn't buy any of this. It was a terible story.

    But the biggest let down for me was the parody element. It was simply NOT GOOD. At least, I enjoyed Daniel Craig a little bit.

    Not remotely to be compared with the atmospheric Knives Out, where the cast gave hilarious perfomances.
  • sophiac_23 - 12 January 2023
    This was so poorly written and poorly acted that I am shocked it was even made, let alone rated favourably. It feels like it was written by a person who has never experienced normal human interaction: someone who was shunned by everyone at school for being an obnoxious, emotionally-stunted bad vibe. However, it seems that in Hollywood, even the person voted "least entertaining" in high school can have their script greenlit to entertain the masses."

    Literally ANYTHING ELSE on Netflix is more watchable than this. The only thing positive about this movie is that it looks visually polished and colourful.