“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” Reactions: Rian Johnson Delivers Another Delicious Whodunnit to Unpeel

Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this past weekend, which means that reactions and reviews have already flooded online. Johnson has asked that those who saw the film (and those who reviewed it) to please, please, please keep its many secrets hidden until audiences far and wide get a chance to see it on December 23 on Netflix (it’s getting a theatrical release in select theaters, too, making it eligible for Oscar consideration). While this request has been met (so far, fingers crossed!), we can happily report that the folks who caught Johnson’s sequel to his 2019 smash hit Knives Out say that Glass Onion isn’t just a worthy sequel, for quite a few critics, it surpasses the original.

Daniel Craig returns, of course, as Benoit Blanc, the dapper gentleman detective who so nimbly and effectively juggled the jagged pieces in Knives Out and solved the mystery. In Glass Onion, Blanc has to bring his best summer suits—the action takes place in Greece—as he sets out to solve a mystery involving another wacky cast of characters. That cast is phenomenal and includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista. This list doesn’t include the cameos, but those folks, like the film’s many twists and turns, are part of the secrets Johnson and the rest of us want to stay hidden.

So, without further ado, here’s a brief tour of the reactions, all spoiler-free, of course:

For more on Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, check out these stories:

Benoit Blanc is Back in First “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Story” Trailer

“Knives Out 2” Sequel “Glass Onion” Reveals Photos, Release Date

Rian Johnson Reveals “Knives Out 2” Wraps Filming

Featured image: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022). Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.


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