Peele has been lauded for making horror-thriller films like 'Get Out' and 'Us', this is slated to be his 'most ambitious film' ever.
Jordan Peele is known for making films that will leave audiences shocked and minds blown as he incites thrill in his audiences. However, for the film Nope, he moves a little away from the horror genre and sets his sights on sci-fi. Reactions to the film are pouring in and they are glorious. Even though this was considered to be one of Peele’s most ambitious films, it has become a treasure trove for critics to set their eyes on.
So here are 10 critics' reactions that will convince you to drop everything and watch Nope in theatres when it releases (which is July 22, 2022).
Weintraub takes to his Twitter to laud the plot without spoiling anything and to laud the cinematography of the movie emphasizing the IMAX experience.
Not going to spoil any aspect of @JordanPeele's #NopeMovie except to say *big* thumbs up.— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) July 19, 2022
And cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema shot the movie using @IMAX cameras so if you're going to see #Nope see it in IMAX. Hoytema previously shot 'Tenet,' 'Dunkirk,' and 'Interstellar.' pic.twitter.com/92z9udtRMT
Smith was impressed with the film's ability to scare him to never look at the sky again while telling him an exciting story.
#NopeMovie is a resounding YES. See it on the biggest screen you can find. A thrilling and strange spectacle unlike anything else out there. I'll never look at the sky the same way again.— Nigel Smith (@nigelmfs) July 19, 2022
Frederick was left speechless and brewing with the film, still in her head about it. And that reaction just means that Jordan Peele’s magic has worked.
Not sure how y'all can come up with such a quick reaction to #NopeMovie. I'm still in my head about it.— Candice Frederick (@ReelTalker) July 19, 2022
Thompson agrees with the fact that it’s an ambitious and confident film, however, he stands on the cusp of agreeing with it and also teasing the fans to go watch the film in theatres.
Jordan Peele’s Nope is his most confident, unfettered, and potentially most divisive vision yet. Swapping the exclamation marks of horror for the question marks of sci-fi, this is less about scares. With hints of Close Encounters, Jaws, and more, #NopeMovie is a real puzzlebox. pic.twitter.com/Ny3EVaLTqW— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) July 19, 2022
Davis notes how the film completely deviates from the legacy of Get Out and Us and sets its own tone. He also applauds Keke Palmer’s performance in the film as ‘unforgettable.’
Jordan Peele’s #Nope is one of the best films I’ve watched this year! It’s frightening & ferocious, but also very funny & unlike any UFO movie you’ve ever seen. It is a wholly unique & VERY entertaining horror epic full of wild surprises & an unforgettable Keke Palmer performance pic.twitter.com/iua9HPt0RG— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 19, 2022
Polowy also joins the group of separating Nope from Peele’s previous work and cautions people to watch the film with an open mind, citing Spielberg as a sci-fi comparison.
The most important thing you need to know about NOPE is it’s crazy different from Get Out & Us. This is Jordan Peele spreading his wings and making big budget Spielberg/esque sci-fi, but with the subtext you’d expect. Enter with an open mind and you’ll be rewarded. #NopeMovie— Kevin Polowy (@djkevlar) July 19, 2022
McGrew struggles to categorize the film but cements that it is otherworldly. Lauding Peele, she also calls it a jaw-dropping film.
#NopeMovie is otherworldly yet indescribable. From instances of sheer terror to heartfelt moments btwn the characters, #Nope is an experience that won't be easy to shake off as you find yourself picking your jaw up from the floor. Jordan Peele has done it again! @nopemovie pic.twitter.com/bUr1ad5TAx— Shannon McGrew 🎃🍭 @ Screaming Into the Void (@shannon_mcgrew) July 19, 2022
Owens commands his followers to run to the theatre to watch the film and tells viewers of the unimaginable achieved by director Jordan Peele. He too jumps on the bandwagon of the Keke Palmer fan club for this performance.
#NOPEMovie isn't what you expect and the trailer doesn't give it justice.— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) July 19, 2022
Jordan Peele does the unimaginable -- again.
RUN, DON'T WALK TO SEE IT THIS WEEKEND.
GIVE KEKE PALMER ALL THE AWARDS CONSIDERATION THIS YEAR.
You cannot have all sugar and no spice, Menzel takes his turn to remind audiences that while it is an ambitious film, it doesn’t deliver on its ambition. Being excited about this led to a disappointment he didn’t see coming
Calling it a ‘spectacle about the horrors of spectacle’, Pallotta hypes audiences by citing Hitchcock and applauding the performances of the cast, especially Daniel Kaluuya.
NOPE is out of this world. A monster mash with great performances (esp. Kaluuya) and a 50s sci-fi invasion motif. A spectacle about the horrors of spectacles.— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) July 19, 2022
Jordan Peele has been compared to Hitchcock, but NOPE shows he’s a next-gen Carpenter. Enjoy the show and don’t look up. pic.twitter.com/dGKwbXg0WF
Nope out in theatres on July 22, 2022.