WHAT'S IT ABOUT

Two siblings who run a California horse ranch discover something in the skies above, but is it wonderful or sinister? And is it something you should be messing with? (Hint: see title)

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  1. Anthony Sherratt August 11, 2022

    Jordan Peel’s success with GET OUT and US means comparisons are inevitable. Let’s start by saying NOPE isn’t as subtle as either of the predecessors but carries just as much, if not more, tension. It’s a sci-if horror focused on the humanity and, as such, it actually works quite well. There’s a strong emotional resonance and very good characterisation. It doesn’t follow an obvious narrative structure and it’s wonderfully unpredictable for a lot of the movie - both a strength and a weakness. LIke Peele’s other films, the movie will stick with you long after you leave the cinema. However this one feels a bit less satisfying when you’re trying to explore the imagery and a few loose ends. Still a good flick though.

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