First “Nope” Reactions Say Jordan Peele’s Latest Stunner is Out of This World

You’ll never look at the sky the same way again.

This is one reaction we’re seeing a lot of from critics who have seen Jordan Peele’s Nope, his eagerly-anticipated third feature set on a horse ranch outside of Los Angeles, and involving some unexpected visitors in the sky. Nope has been hyped as Peele’s most ambitious project yet, which says something considering the big swings he took with his Oscar-winning debut Get Out and his sensational follow-up Us. 

With Nope, Peele re-teams with his Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya and surrounds him with an interstellar cast (excuse the pun). Kaluuya plays OJ Haywood, and Nope is centered on his relationship with his sister Emerald (Keke Palmer, coming in for massive praise) as they try to figure out how to handle visits from some uninvited interstellar guests to the skies above the Haywood Ranch. While terror is an understandable first blush reaction, soon OJ and Emerald hit on a new plan—they’re going to film an alien craft and not only prove we’re not alone in the universe but possibly become rich and famous in the process.

Now that critics have seen the film, their reactions are flooding onto Twitter. While full reviews are still embargoed, you can get a feel for the Nope vibe through these spoiler-free takes:

Nope hits theaters on July 22.

For more on Nope, check out these stories:

New Video Details How Jordan Peele’s “Nope” was Shot With IMAX Cameras

Daniel Kaluuya & Keke Palmer Highlight New “Nope” Trailer & Inside Look

“Nope” Behind-the-Scenes Look Reveals Jordan Peele’s Biggest Swing Yet

Jordan Peele’s “Nope” Gets Epic Outdoor Screening Venue With Alamo Drafthouse

Featured image: Daniel Kaluuya is OJ Haywood in “Nope.” Courtesy Universal Pictures.


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