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A flamboyant detective sets out to solve the death of esteemed patriarch and murder mystery writer Harlan Thrombey. To do so, he enlists the help of Thrombey's former nurse and caretaker, who is inflicted wth a strange and helpful disorder - she is unable to lie.
It’s such a rare pleasure to see a director so in love with a genre without slipping into Tarantinoesque fanboy indulgence, remembering his audience is bigger than himself and also that his film requires both head and heart.
As playful as Wes Anderson and as literal as James Gray, Johnson has finally devised an original story that’s fueled by his natural gamesmanship - one that doesn’t feel like it’s suffocated by its own design.