Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘Keanu’ 

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Still from 'Keanu'
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Out This Weekend: ‘Keanu’
Thinking about seeing a movie this weekend? Keanu might be the purrrrfect choice.

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]