Jordan Peele’s new sci-fi horror Nope is getting glowing reviews ahead of its release this week. This marks the director’s third outing that scored well with critics, preceded by 2017’s Get Out and 2019’s Us. Reviews have called it a “Spielbergian spectacle” with plenty of well-crafted metaphors and allegories thrown in – a signature of Jordan Peele films.
Nope stars Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer and Steven Yeun as residents of a small Californian town who seemingly discover something not of this world. “The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery,” the film’s plot description reads, keeping most of its plot details a secret.
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Have a look at what critics have to say about Nope before its release on 22 July:
“A sci-fi-horror-comedy that builds cinematic myths before casually knocking them over, Nope is one of the most effective and purely entertaining summer blockbusters in years, from a studio director at the peak of his craft.” – 9/10, IGN
“Jordan Peele’s masterfully audacious, wickedly funny and utterly outlandish sci-fi horror fable Nope is a classic example of a bold and original film that pays homage to a seemingly endless stream of great movies and yet is more than the sum of its parts.” – 4/4, Chicago Sun Times
“Jordan Peele’s sci-fi/horror/comedy doesn’t quite have the cultural impact of his earlier movies, but it’s an expertly constructed, hugely entertaining ride. Each intricate puzzle piece is perfectly fitted.” – 4/5, Common Sense Media
“Nope is another genre-disrupting masterpiece from Jordan Peele, whose intellectual, curious and playful perspective has become vital, and necessary, for the horror and sci-fi genre to evolve.” – 3.5/4, Tribune News Service
“The adrenaline rush of not knowing what’s coming next — rarely found in movie theaters anymore, unless it’s a dumb Marvel Cinematic Universe cameo — invades Jordan Peele’s Nope like a ruthless alien civilization.” – 3.5/4, New York Post
“An ambitious, provocative swing, Nope feels like that increasingly rare beast: an original blockbuster.” – 5/5, Empire Magazine