‘Knox Goes Away’ Review: A Puzzling Misfire From Michael Keaton

This review was written during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the film being covered here wouldn’t exist.It is safe to say that we are living in a new era of hitman movies from the John Wick franchise to David Fincher’s The Killer, and Richard Linklater’s Hit Man.

On the small screen, we have Bill Hader’s incredible dark comedy Barry, where a hitman finds his calling in the LA acting scene.

Let’s face it, when haven’t hitman movies been cool? Sure, there were those two crappy video game movies starring Timothy Olyphant and Rupert Friend, and yeah there was that pretty dumb hitman romcom starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick, but beyond that, hitman stories are great.

Michael Keaton likely believes this as well, as can be seen by his latest film Knox Goes Away,…

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