Knives Out 2 gets strong first reviews

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The critics reviews are in for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery aka Knives Out 2 and they're overwhelmingly positive.

The sequel will see Daniel Craig reprise his role as detective Benoit Blanc to investigate a brand new murder mystery with a whole new cast of characters.

Set in Greece, Knives Out 2 follows the new group as they are brought to a private island by a tech billionaire called Miles, played by Edward Norton.

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As is the case with any murder mystery, one of the new gang turns up dead and Blanc will have to get to the bottom of it.

So far, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has a perfect 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating after 8 critic reviews.

Among the reviews, Screen International's Wendy Ide described Glass Onion as "an immensely enjoyable movie which is at least as funny as the first outing, if not more".

Meanwhile, The Hollywood Reporter's John DeFore wrote that the film "offers more action, more delicious comeuppances, more daring design and a few genuinely surprising cameos just for good measure".

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In particular, the reviews praised director and writer Rian Johnson – Chris Evangelista from Slash film said: "Rian Johnson outdoes himself with Glass Onion."

"It's so much fun to watch Johnson in this mode," wrote Ross Bonaime from Collider.

"Especially with a cast this relentlessly fun and playful. With Glass Onion, Johnson proves himself to be a film disruptor of the highest order," he added.

"In Glass Onion, the filmmaker shows absolute mastery of his genre and his craft. It’s pure pop pleasure," said Jason Bailey of The Playlist.

Joining Edward Norton in the star studded cast are Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline and Kate Hudson.

Knives Out is available to rent or buy on DVD, Blu-ray or as a digital download – and its sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is on the way for Netflix.

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