"Jordan Peele’s Nope is a bleak, hilarious sci-fi-horror romp, and one of the most entertaining summer movies in years."
— Siddhant Adlakha, IGN
"The darkly beautiful sci-fi film manages to feel bold and original while paying homage to countless great movies."
— Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
"Peele is well on his way to being among those who have refocused the art form, and Nope will ensure that we keep watching."
— John Wenzel, Denver Post
"The most exciting piece of film-making you’ve seen all year: stealthy, ambiguous and constantly teetering on the edge of the iconic."
— Tom Shone, Times (UK)
"A trippy, terrifying sci-fi Western that rocks a fascinating collision of big screen and real-world spectacle, and an electric performance from Keke Palmer."
— Perri Nemiroff, Perri Nemiroff (YouTube)
"Anchored by two superb lead performances from a strong and silent Kaluuya and vivaciously hilarious Palmer, Peele flexes his aptitude for creating tension to both horrific and comedic effect."
— Rogan Graham, Little White Lies
"Nope' finds the Oscar-winning writer-director boldly expanding his canvas, aspiring to Spielberg-ian levels of popcorn spectacle without sacrificing the emotional and thematic heft of his previous work."
— Tim Grierson, Screen International
"A little bit Close Encounters, a little North by Northwest, Nope is nonstop entertainment. Working with Oscar winner Daniel Kaluuya (his version of Cary Grant), Peele weaves a wild Western UFO tale."
— Thelma Adams, AARP Movies for Grownups
"With Nope [Peele's] proven he knows how to make an unbelievably entertaining summer alien movie that can draw the masses … while at the same time warn people about the nature and danger of spectacle."
— Mike Ryan, Uproxx
"Nope grapples with enough issues of representation, voyeurism, exploitation, and spectacle to fill up 10 philosophy classes. Which is not to say it’s not just a straight-up thrilling and hilariously unhinged horror/sci-fi."
— Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine
"Brimming with tension but laced with gaiety so as to never feel hostile, Nope is an operatic and sweeping thriller that celebrates cinema and simultaneously condemns it as an industry built on obscured violence."
— Eric Francisco, Inverse
"An ambitious, provocative swing, Nope feels like that increasingly rare beast: an original blockbuster. Unspooling a horrific parody of Hollywood’s hubris, it’s a crowd-pleaser that wonders about the cost of pleasing a crowd."
— Kambole Campbell, Empire
"For Hollywood’s armies of unsung craftsfolk, Nope turns the blockbuster rules on their head: an expansive science-fiction thriller whose heroes rise up and claim their heroism from behind the scenes. For the rest of us, it’s an outrageously good time."
— Robbie Collin, The Telegraph
"Another game-changer from Jordan Peele, who pushes the limits of fun, fright and movie love to take horror to the next level. What do UFOs have to do with the violence eating at America? Say yes to Nope—it’ll mess with your head and pin you to your seat."
— Peter Travers, ABC News
"Nope is one of the great movies about moviemaking, about the moral and spiritual implications of cinematic representation itself—especially the representation of people at the center of American society who are treated as its outsiders. It is an exploitation film—which is to say, a film about exploitation and the cinematic history of exploitation as the medium’s very essence."
— Richard Brody, The New Yorker