Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is a 2022 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson.

It is a standalone sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as master detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new case revolving around tech billionaire Miles Bron (played by Edward Norton) and his closest friends. The ensemble cast also includes Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista.

The film was released in the United States on November 23, 2022, by Netflix. It received positive reviews from critics, with praise for Johnson’s screenplay and direction, the performances of the cast, and the musical score.

The film’s title is a reference to the Beatles song “Glass Onion“, which is about the band’s denial of rumors about their breakup. The title is also a reference to the fact that the film is a standalone sequel to Knives Out and that it will explore new mysteries and characters.

The film has been compared to other murder mystery films, such as Clue and Murder on the Orient Express. However, Johnson has said that he wanted to make a film that was more than just a traditional murder mystery and that he wanted to explore the themes of identity and deception.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has been a commercial success, grossing over $311 million worldwide against a production budget of $40 million. The film has been praised by critics and audiences alike, and it is sure to be a classic in the mystery genre.

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