Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Keanu’
Keanu, the cat caper arrives in theaters this weekend and we’ve got the reviews!
Jordan Peele and his comedy partner Keegan-Michael Key have moved beyond television and now plan to conquer the film industry. Their first co-starring outing centers on a quest to reclaim an adorable kitten from some dangerous characters. Does that sound worth paying full price?
Here’s what the experts think…
“Key and Peele have such a sensationally giddy chemistry together that the film’s raggedness plays, in their hands, like a kind of spontaneity.”
-Scott Tobias [NPR]
“If you’re in the right mood and seeing it with the right crowd, Keanu can put you close to a giggle coma, even as you realize the material’s far beneath the talents of its stars.”
-Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“Maybe Keanu would have been stronger in the hands of a more experienced director, but Key and Peele know how to deliver the laughs and killer chemistry.”
-Edward Douglas [New York Daily News]
“You can’t force comic chemistry, in case you hadn’t noticed. You can, however, make the mistake of forcing your stars into settling for weaker material than they deserve.”
-Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“Putting a tiny kitten in an action film sounds like a bonkers idea. That is, until you see the bizarrely wonderful sight of a tiny kitten in an action film”
-Brian Truitt [USA Today]
“An initially amusing but fatally overstretched action-comedy that marks a lamer-than-expected big-screen outing for Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele following the conclusion last year of their frequently brilliant cable series.”
-Justin Chang [Variety]