“Glass Onion: A Tale at Daggers Drawn” on Netflix – Murder in Paradise

Benoit Blanc, the world’s greatest detective, is ready for a new mystery.

Model Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson), influencer Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), politician Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn) and scientist Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.) are invited to an island paradise by eccentric billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) for a most realistic “Murder party”. To their surprise, Cassandra Brand (Janelle Monae), Miles’ former collaborator, and Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig), the famous detective, join in the festivities. A weekend that promises to be unforgettable, especially when a real murder occurs.

Since 2006, from “Casino Royale” to “Dying can wait”the British actor Daniel Craig has become inseparable from the character of James Bond. However, in 2017, and tinted with a platinum blond, he reveals his comic talent in Logan Lucky of Steven Soderbergh, then in 2019, he once again proved his versatility by donning Benoit Blanc’s costume in “At Knives Out”. A memorable performance, in the skin of a brilliant detective with a singing accent, for a feature film nominated for the 2020 Oscars in the best original screenplay category.

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With apparent pleasure, the actor signs a big comeback in an Agatha Christie atmosphere that will delight fans. And he is well surrounded. The five-star cast seems to enjoy every second of a cleverly constructed plot: Kate Hudsonnominated for the 2001 Oscars for the feature film “Almost Famous”, Dave Bautistawho had marked the spirits in the series “Guardians of the Galaxy”, Edward Nortonthree times nominated for the Oscars, or the talented singer Janelle Monae offer memorable and enjoyable performances in the skin of colorful characters.

With his sharp pen, Rian Johnsonscreenwriter and director of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in 2017, and already at the helm of “Knives Out”, offers a scenario that leaves nothing to chance. In magnificent Greek landscapes, highlighted by the photography of Steve Yedlin, the tasty dialogues and twists follow one another at a frantic pace. Sitting on the edge of their seat, unable to take their eyes off the action, the public will be surprised to analyze each element and thus try, too, to solve this great mystery.

Twenty hours carried by a captivating cast, “Glass Onion: a story at loggerheads” brilliantly resumes the elements that had made the success of the previous feature film, but retains its own originality, a breath of fresh air on films of the genre. . And so, charmed by the landscapes, the settings and an admirably conducted story, we immerse ourselves body and soul in an adventure already nominated twice for the next Golden Globes.

4/5 ★

December 23 on Netflix.


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“Glass Onion: A Tale at Daggers Drawn” on Netflix – Murder in Paradise