Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review – Benoit Blanc Returns to Action in Greece

The sequel also stars Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr. and more.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Review - Benoit Blanc Returns to Action in Greece
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Image credit: Netflix

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was released recently, and this ingenious new whodunnit romp is worth a watch. When Benoit Blanc returns with a cast of A-listers from Edward Norton to Janelle Monáe, you can expect something good. And it has met and even exceeded those expectations.

In essence, Glass Onion is ingenious, astonishingly preposterous, and enjoyable new whodunnit romp where Daniel Craig is once again the legendary detective from the deep south, Benoit Blanc. The story is fresh as the Writer-director Rian Johnson has established his own murder-mystery working model. It is a mixture of the ever-popular Agatha Christie approach, as the culprit is revealed at the end, and the Columbo approach, where the crime happens at the very beginning. So, there’s ample time to guess.


The culprit’s identity gradually emerges in the second half (like in the first film). So, there is an unfurling pirouette instead of a shocking twist.

The story of Glass Onion is pretty interesting. It revolves around Edward Norton. He is an insufferable tech bro called Miles Bron. He has become a multi-trillionaire through his stake in Alpha, an online network fusing data, news, and cryptocurrency.


In the film, he invites several friends and fellow “disruptors” to his private island, which has a huge domed building called the Glass Onion. He also organizes a murder-mystery-themed party. His guests include politician Claire Debella (played by Kathryn Hahn), YouTuber and men’s rights activist Duke Cody (played by Dave Bautista), supermodel turned designer Birdie Jay (played by Kate Hudson), scientist Lionel Toussaint (played by Leslie Odom Jr) and Cassandra Brand (played by Janelle Monáe).

It is revealed that Brand had the original idea for Alpha but was ousted from the company by Miles and his lawyers without decent compensation. Benoit Blanc is also a guest. He isn’t invited by Bron but is allowed to attend anyway. Bron plans a game in which someone will fictionally “kill” their host, and the guests must figure out who and why. Someone makes murder a reality, and Benoit has to solve the mystery. Overall, Glass Onion is entertaining and keeps you hooked. Two good reasons to watch it.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

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