Horror / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 83%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 68%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 50096

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Plot summary

Uploaded by: FREEMAN
August 25, 2022 at 05:25 AM


Top cast

Keke Palmer as Emerald Haywood
Michael Wincott as Antlers Holst
Wrenn Schmidt as Amber Park
Daniel Kaluuya as OJ Haywood
1.17 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
2 hr 10 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by PerryAtTheMovies 6 / 10

Good, but still misses a mark....


While "Nope" is a visual spectacle I found that it didn't sit as well as I would've hoped when it came to the story. However, it still manages to reach its goal of entertaining on some level.

The film felt slightly long due to the first and third acts feeling fast and somewhat stuffed with a lot of goings ons while the second act felt very slow and drawn out. The long parts put me into a state of boredom, and even further than that, once the reveal of the antagonist happened, the magic and tension disappeared. Before that tension disappeared I found there was some good tension built up due to the soundtrack, but again, things fell short.

As for the horror parts, I assumed there would be more than just the ones shown in the commercial, and while there was, again a lot of the horror/magic disappeared once the antagonist was shown.

I did find the acting to be very engaging. Daniel Kaluuya and Keke Palmer each brought great energy to their roles, and the supporting actors were equally enjoyable.

Overall, a decent film, but if I could go back I would wait to see it on a cheap night. Acting was enjoyable, the cinematography was spectacular, but the story, the length of the film, and the antagonist weren't up to the par I was expecting.

Thank you for reading my review. Until next time.... Enjoy the show!

Reviewed by AfricanBro 7 / 10

Almost but not quite

It starts off a little humorous, thought the directing was great to take it from there into a more tense, on edge film. I however don't think this is horror, more of sci-fi but unlike sci-fi movies this one didn't really expose much of the otherworldly parts of it, which was great in the beginning because it built up suspense but since we don't learn much about the "alien" you're left with more questions than answers which annoyed me. Thought the premise of the movie was going to be hard to pull off since it's set in the middle of nowhere but they did. Story telling is good and paced well, I love how they added the chimpanzee story arc but I'm disappointed that was the most gruesome part in the movie. You don't get to see how the alien got there, why OJ somehow figured it's territorial, what is actually happening inside the ship, or how Jupe and his wife's circus ruckus never stirred up more attention on previous occasions.... in short, it lacks depth and I think it would have elavated it from just a good movie to a great one.

The performances were amazing, loved how calm Kaluya's character was, felt realistic for me. It's often said black people don't usually feature in horrors because once something's fishy we dip, but if we didn't I think this was a more realistic take by the whole cast, upped the rating for me. Peele's concept and directing was great, it was great to see a horror that's not leaning on jump-scares. But as I said this isn't a horror, not in the typical sense of making you scared to turn off the lights to sleep; but it's the nearest genre you could put it in other than sci-fi. I think movies like this, or The invisible man, Ready or not, Midsommer, Fresh, maybe even Us aren't really horrors and a sub genre should be found; because you expect to be scared when you watch a horror so it feels mis-categorized. Nope felt more like a psychological sci-fi thriller or drama than actual horror.

There was a good movie in here, it just needed more development and depth to go along with everything else the movie did right, it's like when you have a brilliant idea but don't think it through in detail so it just comes off shallow.

Reviewed by darkreignn 3 / 10

An apt title

"Nope" is the next disappointment by Jordan Peele who, with each movie, seems to look more and more like a one hit wonder. "Get Out" was an incredible thriller that fired on every cylinder and hit every note; "Us" had a phenomenal trailer, but seemed to confuse audiences with its convoluted and borderline pretentious ending where, the more you think about things, the less sense they make. "Nope" follows that same vein, and I can't help but think that Peele feels as if he needs to shock and awe when, perhaps, a more simple, straightforward tale would have worked better.

"Nope" is two hours and ten minutes long, so you could say that this isn't a short, breezy film. And I don't necessarily have a problem with that. The problem is, however, that "Nope" doesn't have much to say, do, or tell within that lengthy run time. A slow burn to its very core, "Nope" takes its sweet time setting up the story that it wants to tell - scratch that, though, because there isn't much of a story here in the first place. If you've seen the second trailer for this film, you know that it's about two ranchers who seem to witness an unidentified flying object in the skies above and, as they are both down on their luck and strapped for cash, they decide to set up some cameras in hopes of capturing said UFO on film so they can sell the footage. An interesting, if bare bones, premise to be sure, but surely one that gives way to the real meat, hook, and plot of the film, no?

Nope. The story never gets any grander or more unique than its initial set up. Sure, there is a subplot that is, granted, pretty intense, leading to a few unique and twisted scenes, but it hardly adds anything to the movie except an added running time. Without spoilers, the subplot has to do with a certain animal; while I understood what they were going for, I couldn't help but wonder why the scenes didn't get cut in editing to create a tighter, more focused story, as I imagine the entire point of the subplot will fly over the heads of many.

The simple premise wouldn't be a problem if the film led to a bombastic and satisfying conclusion, but it doesn't. Throwing its simple premise out the window to instead attempt to surprise audiences with a twist that is somehow more underwhelming than my life, "Nope" devolves into a parody of itself by the end. I don't want to spoil anything, but I do want to say that the final act reveal takes all mystery, suspense, tension, and horror out of the picture completely - I literally couldn't believe my eyes; I mean, who thought what they did would be a good idea on any level, especially visually? Let's just say that, in this case, less would have been more.

"Nope" was a disappointment to me, and is further proof that Jordan Peele is - sadly - becoming a one hit wonder. A tighter, more streamlined and focused story would've worked wonders here, especially in helping to create the horror film that this movie was advertised as being. It pains me to say, however, that viewers may not find the contents of the film horrifying as much as they may find themselves scared of "Nope's" utter mediocrity.

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