Is Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Streaming Online? How to Watch It

Removing the mystery’s layers one at a time. A breakdown of where, when, and how to watch the Knives Out movies online

Unquestionably the most anticipated murder mystery thriller of the year, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, is already receiving praise from our expert reviewers for being “bigger, scarier, and twistier.”

This Christmas, Rian Johnson’s well-liked whodunit series will return with Benoit Blanc, our go-to gentleman detective, to crack yet another case. But this time, the probe takes place on a distant Greek island, far from his native country.

The story follows a group of visitors who their tech billionaire buddy invites for a vacation on his private island in Greece. It is said to be inspired by Agatha Christie’s writings. However, the luxurious vacation quickly becomes gloomy and dangerous when someone is slain. Benoit Blanc shows up to solve the puzzle, as was to be expected.

Despite the absence of the Knives Out original ensemble (apart from Daniel Craig as Blanc), Glass Onion’s cast and location appear to be a few notches above and above the first movie. Along with Ethan Hawke, Dallas Roberts, and Jackie Hoffman in various roles, it has a stellar cast that includes Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Dave Bautista.

Prepare your brains to work and prepare for Rian Johnson and company to deliver yet another spine-tingling and suspenseful murder mystery. Check out where, when, and how to watch Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery as Blanc’s upcoming case approaches.

Are screenings of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery available?

In September 2022, the Toronto Film Festival hosted the world debut of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which was then shown in October at the London Film Festival. With a “sneak preview run” from November 23 to November 29, 2022, the film will now receive Netflix’s broadest theatrical release to date. A streaming release will follow this in December.

So, you can either go to the movies and view them for Thanksgiving or put it on your list of movies to watch for Christmas. To find showtimes near you, go to the official website for the film.

Glass Onion A Knives Out
Glass Onion A Knives Out

Can I watch Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery online?

On December 23, 2022, Netflix will begin streaming the murder mystery film in all countries.

So, if you cannot catch the movie when it debuts in cinemas in November, you can always be a couch detective and work on the mystery with Blanc when it becomes available on streaming during the holidays.

The Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Trailer can be seen here

YouTube video

YouTube video

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has a lot of teaser videos and trailers. In September 2022, the first official trailer with a brief synopsis of the story and characters was made public. A second, exclusive clip with the director’s introduction to the movie and a more in-depth look at what to anticipate from the sequel was published a month later, in October. Thankfully, none of the trailers reveal the plot (unlike most movies these days), which keeps the tension high and will entice you to see.

Without giving away the fun of watching the trailer, we can only say that it diverts from the slow-burn plot of the first movie in the series and is humorous, quick, and lively. Given that it takes place in the present and an exotic location, you can also anticipate plenty of visual enjoyment from the stunning and opulent scenery, a billion-dollar home with a glass dome that is shaped like an onion (hence the name? ), and lavish interiors, topped with witty dialogue, especially from Craig’s Blanc (as usual).

The unique game device, however, that immediately grabs viewers, as well as the characters who must figure it out to receive the actual invitation, is the centerpiece of the commercials.

You can expect a healthy dose of splendor, partying, and beautiful scenery, combined with danger, suspense, and surprising turns and turns, if the trailers are any indicator of the final film (which we are pretty confident they are). You may say that you can expect a lot of excitement.

When Can I Buy Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery on DVD/VOD or Digitally?

There is currently no information regarding the physical media release of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. DVDs and Blu-ray discs typically come out 3–4 months after their initial release date. With just a few exceptions published through The Criterion Collection, Netflix rarely releases its movies on physical media. Therefore, the sequel to Knives Out may experience the same thing, but it may not. For the most recent updates, keep an eye on this space.

What’s the plot of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery?

A wealthy collector in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery invites others to investigate his murder, which will probably inspire Agatha Christie fans of her Hercule Poirot books like Cards on the Table. However, according to Johnson in an interview with Variety, the idea for Glass Onion was influenced by the 1973 movie The Last of Sheila and Christie’s Evil Under the Sun, which has a “tropical vacation murder mystery.”

Returning to the movie in question, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery follows software billionaire Miles Bron as he hosts a lavish retreat on his island property in Greece for his old friends and acquaintances. But his invitation style gives his guests such a thrilling experience. Each person receives a challenging puzzle from him. But this trip’s enjoyment doesn’t stop there. Miles predicts that he will be murdered, and his companions must figure out how it happened.

With the arrival of investigator Benoit Blanc, who starts to peel back the party’s games and fun and reveal the actual threat that lurks around them, the situation, as tricky and weird as it initially appears to the guests, becomes even more enigmatic. Because “after the game stops, the mystery begins,” as the excellent gentleman detective put it.

Do You Need to Watch Knives Out Before Watching Glass Onion?

The simple response is no. It’s probably a yes, though. Knives Out: A Knives Out Mystery is a 2019 sequel. However, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is unrelated to the first movie. The sequel has an all-new cast, plot, characters, setting, and location.

The second movie in the series feels quite different from the first one, even in the story. Detective Benoit Blanc, who comes on the scene to solve the crimes, and his creator, Rian Johnson, are the only shared elements between the two films. Therefore, technically, you could view Glass Onion as a brand-new movie without seeing Knives Out first.

However, you should give the first movie a shot if you want to glimpse Blanc’s detective techniques and mannerisms. You’ll also see how talented Johnson is as a filmmaker. If you enjoy both movies, look forward to the third installment of the series; Johnson has stated that he is eager to do more.

Conclusion

In September 2022, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery had its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. In October, it was shown at the London Film Festival.

Now, Netflix is giving the movie its most wide theatrical release, with a “sneak preview run” from November 23 to November 29, 2022, followed by a streaming release in December.

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