• Directed by Rian Johnson
  • Starring Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr
  • BFI London Film Festival 2022
  • 2022 | 139mins | USA | (15)

Tickets Are Only Available via BFI London Film Festival Website.


More an equal than a sequel, Rian Johnson reunites with Daniel Craig (who reunites with that accent) for a new Knives Out, which will delight fans and newcomers alike.

Rian Johnson’s razor-sharp whodunit Knives Out was a genuine slice of movie magic, piercing its way into the hearts of both audiences and critics. Three years later, Johnson is gifting movie lovers with this spiritual sequel (same universe, different story), which plays out like an ultra-contemporary throwback to the past. As with its predecessor, Glass Onion is a delicious mystery within an enigma, wrapped inside a riddle, the pleasures of which are best left unspoiled. So fear not, I will tread carefully here... A disparate sextet of former colleagues and (to varying degree) friends each receive an intricate puzzle box, which holds within it an invitation to attend an elaborate murder mystery party at their founding member’s beachside mansion. Reprising his role as Blanc, Craig is an absolute hoot as the eccentric detective with a very distinctive Southern drawl, perfectly complimented by killer performances from an otherwise entirely new cast, who appear to be having as much fun as audiences will. Blisteringly funny, slyly satirical and wholly unpredictable, the consistently imaginative Johnson has cooked up an expectation-shattering romp of many layers, just as its title would suggest. - Michael Blyth

Please Note: The screenings on Sunday 16 October 20:10 at Prince Charles Cinema will have on-screen subtitles including descriptions of non-dialogue audio for the D/deaf and people experiencing hearing loss and with an audio-description soundtrack for customers who are blind or partially-sighted. Headphones are available on request.