Nope Review

Jordan Peele is arguably one of the best Writer/Directors of our time and Nope shows exactly why.
9 Plot: Great storytelling
9 Acting: Keke Palmer shines
10 Directing: Peele is on the top of his game
10 Pacing: Perfect pacing.
10 Cinematography: Awesome shots, more proof of Peele's genius

Here’s the premise: After random objects falling from the sky result in the death of their father, ranch-owning siblings OJ and Emerald Haywood attempt to capture video evidence of an unidentified flying object with the help of tech salesman Angel Torres and documentarian Antlers Holst.

Jordan Peele is arguably one of the best Writer/Directors of our time, with his first three movies (Get out, Us, and Nope) he has blown me away. Peele has a way of telling a story that is reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock, but with his own very twisted humor, and this is why people are excited when they see a Jordan Peele movie coming.

For Nope, Peele brings back Daniel Kaluuya from Get Out as OJ and the fantastic Keke  Palmer who both shine throughout the movie, but I have never been so in awe over Keke as I am in Nope, she brings the excitement, humor, and attitude to the film and makes the audience fall in love with her from the very beginning.

For the story, it unfolds masterfully, kind of like a low hum growing into a giant roar, Peele sets the pace so not to burnout too fast. I love the obvious jump scares, and that he gets these obligatory JSs out of the way so he can focus on the real story and scares. The other thing I loved about Nope is the perfect mixture of suspense and  humor, it felt like a well oiled routine while still being fresh and believable.

Nope fires on all cylinders and works in every way possible, I highly recommend it!!!

Russell Lockhart


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