Nope: First Reviews of Jordan Peele's New Horror Movie Are Here


The first viewers of Jordan Peele's new thriller, Nope, have had their say, and it looks like the filmmaker didn't disappoint.

Undisputed prodigy for some, well-meaning political scam for others, Jordan Peele may well divide the crowds, the filmmaker has nevertheless managed torevolutionize the modern horrific landscape by means of his first two feature films. After shaking a first salvo of spectators in 2017 with the mesmerizing Get Out(which nevertheless won him the Oscar for best original screenplay), Jordan Peele quickly announced himself as an explosive artistic promise.

A promise that the release of Us in 2019 did not necessarily confirm for everyone, but which nevertheless completed establishing the filmmaker as a maker as ambitious as he was radical. It is therefore quite naturally that a certain enthusiasm has been forged around his new project, Nope, which aims to offer a plot halfway between horror and science fiction. An expected, anticipated turning point that a handful of early English critics had the chance to discover at the film's premiere in Los Angeles.

And it would seem, given the first feedback, that Jordan Peele did not disappoint. Press review.

What I love most about #Nope is the storytelling. It's Peele's biggest film yet (the sound is incredible), but the story is clever & always evolving. The characters are so well written. You're invested from the moment it starts & you'll want to talk about it long after it's over

— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) July 19, 2022

“Jordan Peele's Nope is one of the best films I've seen this year! It's scary and fierce, but also full of humor, and unlike any other film that has ever featured UFOs. is an absolutely unique, and VERY entertaining horror film, underpinned by crazy twists, and an unforgettable Keke Palmer performance.

What I love most about Nope is how the footage unfolds its narrative. It's Peele's most ambitious film to his name (the sound is just amazing), yet the plot is clever, and constantly evolving. The characters are really well written. You'll be engaged from the moment the footage starts, and long after it's finished, you'll still want to talk about it.” Erik Davis – Fandango

#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

—Shannon McGrew???????? @Screaming Into the Void (@shannon_mcgrew) July 19, 2022

“Nope is simultaneously otherworldly, and indescribable. From streaks of sheer terror to instants of 'shared emotions between the characters, Nope is an experience that will be hard to tear you away from, even after picking your jaw up off the floor. Jordan Peele has really hit the nail on the head!' Shannon McGrew – Nightmarish Conjuring

#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

“The movie Nope is just a resounding YES. You absolutely have to see it on the biggest screen possible. look at the sky the same way.” Nigel Smith – The Wrap

#NopeMovie is astounding. A trippy, terrifying sci-fi Western that also rocks a fascinating collision of big screen and real-world spectacle. Jordan Peele is just a damn master at delivering a full experience while sending you on your way with a myriad of questions to explore …

— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) July 19, 2022

“Nope is stunning. A trippy and terrifying hybrid between sci-fi and western, which results in a fascinating collision between the big screen and a large-scale spectacle. Jordan Peele is a fucking master when it comes to it's about delivering a total experience, while sending you home with questions in your head.” Perri Nemiroff – Collider

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.

— Simon Thompson (@ShowbizSimon) July 19, 2022

“Nope is Jordan Peele's most assured, unbridled, and probably most divisive footage. It swaps exclamation marks from horrific codes to sci-fi question marks for a final rendition that ultimately didn't so much intended to scare. With its little nuances of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Jaws, and the like, Nope is a real puzzle.” Simon Thompson – Variety

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

“The most important thing to know about Nope, it's that the footage is incredibly different from Get Out and Us. There, Jordan Peele spreads his wings and makes a big Spielberg-esque sci-fi production, but with all the subtext you'd expect from his films. .Go there with an open mind and ready for anything, and you will be rewarded.” Kevin Polowy – Yahoo Entertainment

With #Nope, Jordan Peele continues his brilliant run crafting detailed, layered, and fascinating horror films, and it's a blast. It's a summer spectacle about spectacle, and while there are many flavors mixed in, it's particularly an excellent tribute to Jaws. Peele is 3-for-3.

— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) July 19, 2022

“With Nope, Jordan Peele continues to craft deep, multi-dimensional, riveting horror footage, and so much the better. It really is summer entertainment that's itself centered around entertainment, and, if there's a heard a whole range of different references, it is above all a wonderful tribute to Jaws. A great success for Peele.” Eric Eisenberg – Cinema Blend

< p dir="ltr" lang="en">Nope is nothing like what you'd expect. An entertaining head-scratcher, equal parts confusing and terrifying and, like most of the films by @JordanPeele, offers layers you likely won’t peel back in one sitting. (cont'd) #NopeMovie

— Chris Killian (@chriskillian) July 19, 2022

“Nope is nothing you might expect. Entertaining, mind-bending, simultaneously disconcerting and terrifying, and, like most of Peele's footage, multi-faceted, the footage is reflective long after you see it. .” Chris Killian – Comicbook

Nope is Jordan Peele's most ambitious film but also his weakest. The first act is superb but by the second, it loses its footing and becomes a bad M. Night Shyamalan movie with Spielbergian elements. It lacks a sense of focus with a story that is never fully realized. #NopeMovie

— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) July 19, 2022

“Nope is Jordan Peele's most ambitious, but also weakest film. The first act is great, but as the second rolls around the plot loses balance and the film turns into some sort of bad directed movie. by M. Night Shyamalan with Spielberg-esque elements. The whole thing lacks an established direction, and a properly realized plot.” Scott Menzel – WeLiveEntertainment

Here are the first feedbacks that are definitely full of praise. Almost each of the opinions takes great care to highlight the intelligence of the cross between the different codes of horror and those of science fiction, which seem to give the film a simultaneously frightening and fascinating dimension. In fact, it may well be that, like the filmmaker's two previous films, Nope also responds to a vocation to jostle the viewer, pushing them to live with the plot long after they have left the screening room.

Some of the aroused journalists have subsequently noted how this new film is, in their opinion, the most ambitious of the filmography of Jordan Peele, and the most accomplished in its realization. Nope thus seems to guarantee an unforgettable spectacle, brilliant as much by its convoluted plot, so characteristic of the filmmaker, as by its visual identity.

More than a simple revisit of SF intrigues based on various spaceships, the film is therefore intended to be a complete, unusual work, but also, according to certain critics, overwhelming. If the film is released on July 22 in the United States, it will however have to wait until August 10, when the film will be released in French cinemas, in order to forge his own opinion.


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