Nope review: Jordan Peele UFO horror is packed with interesting ideas

Nope might adopt the flying saucer cliché, but this beautifully shot spectacle from director Jordan Peele breathes new life into the sci-fi horror genre

Humans 24 August 2022

L to R: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea in NOPE, written, produced, and directed by Jordan Peele.

L to R: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Brandon Perea in NOPE, written, produced, and directed by Jordan Peele.

Universal Pictures

Nope

Jordan Peele

On general release

SOMETHING strange is lurking in the clouds above a dusty, unassuming valley deep in southern California. On a horse ranch, taciturn Otis “OJ” Haywood Jr and his sister, the somewhat livelier Emerald, are struggling to save their business, Haywood’s Hollywood Horses, which supplies horses for film and television. Six months earlier, their father, who founded the business, was killed when a nickel mysteriously fell out of …

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