Yup: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Might Be Year’s Worst Film

  • The story itself offers a slow-burn template without the details that keep us engaged. The father-son dynamic hinted at in the opening never blooms, nor is there much dramatic tension tied to their horse business.
  • “Nope” doesn’t lurch into “Worst Movie of the Year” material until the third act. The characters’ motivations prove elusive, as does any real sense of danger. The finale drags on, and on, and the pay off is cartoonish and maddening.
  • Just make this movie stop. Please.
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