Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Parents Guide

World-famous detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is back in a new Rian Johnson mystery, where he finds himself invited to a lavish estate in Greece. There, he meets a group of friends for their yearly reunion including a billionaire (Edward Norton), a fashion designer (Kate Hudson), and a governor (Katheryn Hahn), amongst others. When one of the guests turns up dead, Blanc must unravel a series of puzzles to reveal the mystery behind why the decades-old friendships have started to crack. 

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Parents Guide

The film is Rated PG-13 for strong language, some violence, sexual material, and drug use. There are a couple of uses of the F-word and multiple uses of the S-word. There is also some violence and gore. One scene, in particular, contains a lot of blood. Some weapon use, including a gun. A female character is sexualized throughout the movie and seen in bikinis and tight shorts. A male character has multiple shirtless scenes.

Glass Onion has 348 available filters on VidAngel. There are 70 uses of profanity, including 25 S-words, 13 A-words, 11 B-words, and 4 F-words. 3 scenes of graphic violence involving blood and 9 scenes of non-graphic violence. There is alcohol use throughout the movie with a total of 28 filters. You can get a more detailed view of the filter count on VidAngel here.

Is It Any Good?


Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Tomatometer, 93% Audience Score

IMdB: 8.0/10.0

TMDB: 79%

Box office:

$15 million USD

You might like Glass Onion if you like…

Knives Out, Murder Mystery, Murderville, Vengeance, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Hateful Eight, The Girl On The Train, A Simple Favor, Sherlock, The Big Lebowski, Crooked House, The ABC Murders, Brick, Murder By Death

Reviews from critics:

Kyle Smith from The Wall Street Journal calls Glass Onion, “Yet the film is smartly structured, and many viewers will happily cue up a repeat viewing to savor all of the matters that were not as they seemed the first time. The many puzzles and secrets and fakeouts keep things mostly amusing for two hours, and as with the first “Knives Out,” the cast is strong.”

Movie critic Leah Greenblatt said, “Johnson, who once again also penned the script, has no shortage of ammunition for his rat-a-tat takes on pop-culture ephemera and the navel-gazing delusions of wealth and fame.” You can read Entertainment Weekly’s Glass Onion review here.

Glass Onion Movie Cast

Similar to the original Knives Out movie, Glass Onion is jampacked with big names in Hollywood

  • Daniel Craig as Detective Benoit Blanc
  • Edward Norton as Miles Bron, a tech billionaire
  • Ethan Hawke as Miles’s assistant
  • Janelle Monáe as Andi Brand, Miles’s ex-business partner
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Lionel Toussaint, a scientist who works for Miles
  • Kathryn Hahn as Claire Debella, Connecticut governor running for the Senate
  • Kate Hudson as Birdie Jay, a supermodel and fashion designer
  • Jessica Henwick as Peg, Birdie’s assistant
  • Dave Bautista as Duke Cody, a YouTube sensation and men’s rights activist
  • Madelyn Cline as Whiskey, Duke’s girlfriend and YouTube channel assistant
Glass Onion Cast

Glass Onion Review

The beginning takes a while to get going and feels a little forced. If you stick it out, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this unique spin in the mystery genre. It’s not quite as eerie as the original Knives Out story, but fun, mysterious, and winding in its own way. There are deceptions around every corner that will have you asking “whodunnit” until the very end. With a TMDB rating of 79% and a star-studded cast, Glass Onion is a must-see.

When is Knives Out 2 Coming To Netflix?

Glass Onion had a special 1-week release in theaters on November 23. If you missed it in theaters, not to worry! Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be available to stream on Netflix on December 23. Want to skip the profanity and violence? VidAngel can connect to your Netflix account so you can filter out the things you don’t want to see and hear.

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