The first 30 minutes of this movie were really, really good. The cinematography is gorgeous, the dialogue snappy, the editing engaging. But it all fell apart once the first twist is revealed and Rian Johnson starts getting self indulgent.
I really don't like that he likes to have meta lines about how stupid his writing decisions are as if that justifies them. For example, we get the most boring car chase in cinema and when it's over one character says "that has to be the dumbest car chase I've ever seen". The detective sounds like a Foghorn Leghorn parody and they point it out at the end of the movie as if that makes it any less ridiculous! The writing gets flat out stupid at times. There's a scene where the detective claims that the case is like a doughnut with a hole that needs to be filled by a doughnut hole. Our lead character can't lie or else she vomits uncontrollably.