Glass Onion is the sequel to the 2019 blockbuster hit Knives Out. The first murder mystery installment earned $312 million at the box office and garnered widespread positive reviews across the board. So, has its newer counterpart lived up to the hype of the first film? What are reviews saying about Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?
What Is Glass Onion?
Directed and written by Rian Johnson, who also created Knives Out, this film is another mind-bending murder mystery.
Glass Onion surrounds a group of friends who are all invited to the private island of their ‘friend’, Miles Bron, a technology billionaire.
Bron created a murder mystery for the weekend but, when an actual murder is committed, renowned detective Benoit Blanc comes to the rescue.
Reviews Are Here
Overall, Glass Onion has received positive reviews, much like Knives Out. Writing for Variety, Owen Gleiberman labels Glass Onion as ‘a bigger, showier, even more elaborately multi-faceted shell-game mystery’ than its 2019 sibling film.
Clarisse Loughrey for the Independent awards the film a strong four stars, labelling it as a ‘lighter, brighter sequel’. She adds, ‘[Rian ]Johnson’s script, delicate as clockwork, once more draws from Agatha Christie’s well of imagination without directly aping any single one of her novels.’
Another stellar review comes from Peter Bradshaw writing for The Guardian. He awards Glass Onion four stars, calling it an ‘ingenious new whodunnit romp’. Bradshaw writes, ‘Glass Onion is never anything less than entertaining, with its succession of A-lister and A-plus-lister cameos popping up all over the place.’
It isn’t just the professional critics who love this sequel either. The general public have taken to Glass Onion just as much as they did with Knives Out.
The film has garnered an outstanding 93% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. One reviewer writes, ‘They did a fabulous job on this movie. I’m always worried about sequels, but this one gives you the same suspense and wow factor.’
Similarly, on IMDb, this film reached 7.3/10 rating overall, proving that audiences truly love this murder mystery sequel as much as the original.