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222 Ratings


Directed by Peter Atencio
United States, 2016


Two friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen cat by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

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Keanu Directed by Peter Atencio
It never corals its themes into a successful comedy. The film is strange rather than funny, and often inexplicably separates its duo, splitting them off into parallel sketches that are crosscut with a drab and arrhythmic sense of timing. A potentially uproarious interlude between Rell and Anna Faris (as herself) has no punchline, and the momentum of the scene is frequently undermined by the lame segues to Clarence.
August 08, 2016
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Key and Peele’s jokes are adroitly timed and micro-attentively specific to their milieus, but the smallness and safety of the same relatively mild joke being hit over and over has diminishing returns.
July 08, 2016
Who is the intended audience for Keanu? If it’s for the duo’s loyal fans, the movie is disappointing yet fun; if the film strives to introduce the team to a wider audience, it’s also fun but doesn’t begin to display their talents; and if it’s directed at children, the almost Tarantino-level slinging around of the n-word makes it a hot mess.
May 02, 2016
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  • chanandre's rating of the film Keanu

    "Fuck!Yo Hi-C, don't let the white girl tear us apart.Don't fucking let Anna Faris tear us apart!"(Oscars 2017-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Kitten 'Keanu'; Matt McConaughey; Mahershala Ali; Chris Bale; Keegan-Michael Key; Anton Yelchin; Jordan Peele; Ryan Reynolds)"That chorus kick in nice, tho">showin'the gang how George Michael was an OG&"had no father".The 'they're communicating'slowmo shootout

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film Keanu

    Worth seeing alone for Keanu's undeniable cuteness and the way the soundtrack beautifully meshes George Michael's "Freedom" with Future's "Fuck Up Some Commas." Pop rock and trap never sounded so good. As for the film as a whole, I wish it were a bit more consistently funny and didn't go for the usual "nigga" and penis jokes, yet Key and Peele wind up making a buddy comedy that never fails in basic entertainment.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Keanu

    Co-writer Jordan Peele seems to have crafted this film as a showcase for friend Keegan-Michael Key, who quite handily steals the show as a buttoned-up, middle class dad suddenly thrown into the world of organized crime. Even if it never reaches the level of the best Key & Peele sketches, "Keanu" proves plenty funny and unpredictable - and, weirdly enough, a fitting tribute to George Michael now that he's passed away.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Keanu

    I'm the opposite of most people. I like cats and don't like kittens. Of course they gave Keanu a mysterious disease which means he will always be a kitten. Setting up for a sequel. More cuteness to follow. How twee. Blech.

  • Ethan's rating of the film Keanu

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  • Renton47's rating of the film Keanu

    'Keanu' never feels intuitively funny, and it's uncommon now to see an insulated comedy that doesn't rely heavily on cameo's - though the one that does pop up made me happier than Murray's in 'Zombieland'. However it is whip-smart when it's constructing and deconstructing Black identities as social constructs, from 'gangsta' to George Michaels. Plenty of chuckles but never really tries on the action front.

  • †. Kennedy Pope's rating of the film Keanu

    Is it a 90-minute Key and Peele sketch? Yes. Did I crack up every time I saw that kitten and/or heard George Michael in the soundtrack? Also yes. The trailer was misleading in that it made me expect a little more screen time from the cat; but overall it was a decent comedy.

  • Jacob Bearchum's rating of the film Keanu

    Love the show, but this 90 min film felt like 2 hours. Wish it was more centered around just getting Keanu back, felt like it meandered everywhere. Just about every scene was too long and it lacked propulsion, on top of having some odd direction choices at times. Though, Key and Peele are still plenty funny and it's rounded out with a nice supporting cast. Still, probably needed a couple more drafts, and more kitty.

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