Let me start off by saying I just lost my cat of 12 years and was worried about seeing this without balling my eyes out in public...... With that said, I'm a huge Key & Peele fan. Their humor is very clever and edgy and is NOT for everyone. I wouldn't expect someone who didn't like their show to enjoy this film. The film starts off with some ridiculous matrix shooting and the kitten's voyage to Peele who just broke up with his girlfriend. While it was cheesy there were some tears shed as the 2 bonded. It was done so well that you actually cared if he found the cat. Key is <more>
as witty as ever doing his "white guy" slant most of the film but there was a balance that made it somewhat believable and entertaining. Peele steals the show though in the end and you're left smiling as you leave the theater. All in all a fantastic 90 minutes for kids over 16 with a couple breasts but a ton of "F" and "N" words done comically.
I will be saying 'Keanu, Gangsta kitten' for a long time now. Love Keagen Michael Key, even more now. Kitten is adorable. Action was spot on, not over the top. I am curious if Keagen used what he learned from whose line is it anyway during filming. He nailed this role. I love that shelter cats were used then adopted. The kind of movie to see again and again. I hope there will be a Keanu 2 movie.. It's hard writing without telling things you just have to see. Keanu steals the show,. But not so much that you don't know what's going on. . This movie hits the ground running <more>
and keeps on running. Classic yet unique action comedy movie that meets adorable. Keanu, gangsta kitten.. It's catchy. . I could watch a series of movies based around Keanu, Key and Peele.
Love love love this movie! Hilarious and witty. Key and Peele are the best comedy team today!
Quite good! (by fil-nik09)
I really liked this film. It was entertaining and it was funny! And I must say that most of the comedies I have watched I did not find funny at all, but really at all. This one was funny almost the entire time - especially those George Michael references to the Faith video and songs which were played in the car. And I must say I wonder what George Michael thought about the film and use of his songs! And just because it is George, somehow I expected the guy to reveal himself as gay at the end of the film or earlier but I guess I assumed wrong.The two main guys were really funny. I do not <more>
know them from other films, but, here, they were good.The cat was really cute too and the thing with a calendar was awesome! Really creative photos!This gets nine rating from me. It was funny, entertaining, properly paces not too slow or too rushed and references to other films and persons were hilarious.
The seven tabby cats that played Keanu are amazing! (by Hellmant)
'KEANU': Four and a Half Stars Out of Five Action-comedy flick, starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key; who also paired together on the TV shows 'KEY AND PEELE' which they created and 'MAD TV'. The duo also co-produced the film, and Peele also co-wrote it; with Alex Rubens who was also a regular writer of 'KEY AND PEELE' . Peter Atencio directed the movie he was also the regular director of 'KEY AND PEELE' . The film also costars Tiffany Haddish, Method Man, Nia Long, Will Forte, Luis Guzman and Keanu Reeves as the voice of Keanu . The movie <more>
tells the story of two cousins, trying to rescue a kitten, that was found on one cousin's doorstep, from the drug dealers that stole it. The film is funny, and Keanu the title kitten character is adorable!Rell Peele has just been dumped by his girlfriend, and is taking it very badly. So when an extremely cute kitten mysteriously shows up on his doorstep, he feels happy again. He names it Keanu, and starts doing creative photography projects with it. Then one night, while Rell is seeing a movie with his cousin Clarence Key , Keanu is stolen by gang members; which broke into his house mistaking it for his drug dealing neighbor's Forte . Rell then convinces Clarence to go on a crazy mission to get the cat back. Being a cat lover, I absolutely loved this movie! My cat Keno who was my best friend in the whole world , passed away recently; so this film really brought back special feelings for me. I also really like the movie's crazy storyline, clever dialogue, and absurd comedic situations. I was already a fan of Keegan-Michael Key's, from seeing him in other films and comedy skits like the one alongside President Obama , but I was unfamiliar with Jordan Peele having never seen 'KEY AND PEELE' before . They make a great comedy team, and they're both hilarious in this film. The supporting cast is all good as well, and the seven tabby cats that played Keanu are amazing!Watch our movie review show 'MOVIE TALK' at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v OHm0V1TOCkg
What has been achieved here is almost illogical. A couple of what some people would call rather bland characters are going through personal crisis of their own. One day, Keanu, the most charming kitten ever put on a movie, makes an appearance, only to be "catnapped" a few days later but not before he has left graphic proof that he is one most charismatic and photogenic four-legged creatures out there. It becomes apparent that we need to have a striking animal to portray Keanu, or any of his various incarnations. He has vivid, beautiful eyes, and he appears to hit every mark exactly. <more>
Our couple of heroes are promptly surrounded by some very nefarious criminals, people who wouldn't think twice before coming up with some nasty resolutions to solve their problems. One of them has fallen for Keanu's charms, and we see how Keanu is properly attired to fit in his new surroundings. Deals are made, things get more and more complicated, with people being quickly eliminated when they pose a problem or become annoying because these bad guys have a very short fuse and jumpy nerves.Although most of the action is average and predictable, what one enjoys the most is the silliness of the whole thing as our couple of naive characters are soon seduced by their newly found popularity and fame. Here we are some average people attracted to the world of the bad guys, sometimes realizing every action has a consequence, especially as the number of murder keeps going up.There's a great scene in the middle as one couple of criminals goes into an affluent client's home and is soon involved in a very strange series of games, with Anna Farris doing a great and absurd take on the ultimate crazy millionaire. If this is odd, the induction into the music of George Michael doesn't get any weirder and hilarious. This is what classic comedy is made off, to have the wonders of writing and cinema take you into fresh and unexpected places.Come in and follow the adventures of a really cute kitten, something that will somehow soften the impact of what otherwise could have a rather pedestrian and a bit intense excursion into a dark and violent world.
A Comedy Filled With Jokes That are Clever and Original (by tjgoalie13)
When I first heard about Keanu, a feature film debut for the comedy duo Key & Peele I was very excited because I love the show. Key & Peele have consistently shown that they are clever comedians, and Keanu only serves as further proof of their talent. Keanu is often funny, mostly because of the infectious chemistry of it's leads, despite a few narrative weaknesses. Perhaps the most impressive thing about Keanu is the originality of the jokes, in a day and age where comedies are typically very lazily made.A lot of comedies today are like modern horror movies, they are extremely <more>
lazily made and not very good at what they are supposed to do. Keanu features some very clever jokes that are really funny, and border on being hilarious. Some of the jokes fall flat, and this isn't the funniest comedy I've ever seen, but a lot of the jokes are funny, and original. The movie is at it's best when the two main characters are on the screen, as their chemistry is electric.The biggest selling point of this film is Key & Peele, because those two comedians have proved to be hilarious, and are even better when they are together. The two main characters, played by Key & Peele, are the obvious focus of the film, as every other character in the film is clearly an afterthought. Given how the story progresses it's easy to care about the two main characters, but all other characters lack the same depth, making the clear focus of the film Key & Peele, but sacrificing quality in the process.While the film is clever, somewhat original, and often funny it also has a few too many plot holes. Like most comedies today, the story of Keanu was written simply to tie a long list of jokes together, and because of that it feels weak. There are multiple moments where the cleverness that was infused in the jokes, is abandoned for the story. The film's story is also not as original as the jokes, as the story feels at least a little like Taken.All-in-all the jokes are what matters in this film, as many, if not all, who see this movie will see it for the humor and not the story. The jokes are clever, fairly original, often funny, and don't fall short very often. For those who like Key & Peele, this movie will not disappoint, and may even exceed expectations. If you like their style, or if you like funny movies, this movie is definitely for you.
It's fresh, silly, and smart as hell (by Quinoa1984)
When it comes to being a 'gangsta' or um 'gangster' is the way to say it but I usually see it spelled the former way , people tend to come in that lingo of "H.A.M" Hard as a Moter-effer . If you want to be part of a crew doing things like slinging drugs or hanging in the back of a strip club, you got to have a walk, you got to have the right talk, you got to know that guns will be part of it and probably doing drugs from time to time as well and if you got to plug a few people along the way, well, all the better for street cred . But this is also something we see <more>
a lot in movies and television even, of course, The Wire had its gangster elements in a strip club/drug slinging world , and it's very much in both a real world context and the movies in tandem that Key and Peele come in with their characters in the extremely, surprisingly funny Keanu.The trailer promises some fish-out-of-water fun, where the comedy duo coming to movies for the first time following a successful Comedy Central series also skewering race and pop culture in expert ways , playing basically middle-class dorks, have to descend into the criminal underworld of the 17th Street Blips you can find them on 17th Street, naturally in order to retrieve Peele's character's cat dubbed the title character posters for other Warner brothers HAM classics like Heat and New Jack City, the latter being ironic for a couple of reasons, don his walls . There were a couple of things I knew I could expect - George Michael jokes to be sure, though not quite to the extent where Key gets the others in the gangster crew, well, into that s*** - but I didn't expect that they could keep up the humor throughout. They can, and they do.I think what helps is that you believe this action-thriller movie world. It has an authenticity not unlike Hot Fuzz; this is made by people who, I suspect, really love these scuzzy, ultra-violent action flicks and the whole angle of the cat comes from John Wick, albeit it's not quite *that* violent, few things are . There's an affection that seeps through, and it's also telling a story that makes it so that Key and Peele aren't just one ting throughout. They can both be comic relief or they can be the straight guy; something in a scene or happening just before it will trigger one of them to get even 'more' into character. That last part is a lot of what drives the humor, and it helps that a they commit to these 'characters' within their characters, and b there are other "roles" being played by others. With the exception of Method Man's Cheddar, almost none of the major or supporting characters is quite who they seem to be.This is also a joy when you watch Tarantino flicks, though here the tone's more like a Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle: the tone is constantly irreverent, and often the laughs - massive ones, from the guts many times over - come from these guys being funny together, having perfect timing, and that they keep on coming up against greater and more dangerous obstacles i.e. those two silent creepy killers that set the chain of events in the film at the start . But the strain of satire on class and culture is the other thing keeping the comedy and even the action fresh and alive. The attention to how ridiculous these movies can get is one thing again, Hot Fuzz , and some of the casting helps a great deal with that two words: Anna Faris, good God she nearly steals the show, but just nearly . But I can't help but keep thinking about how it's so fresh to see what it means to be "black" in quotes, certainly in culture and in the movies and then reflected back in life again. Showing just a smidgen of being a dork is a no-no, but what's refreshing is how the others in the van start bopping their heads to George Michael and one of them gets a tattoo with his name ! It commits to everything it's going for.In other words, in Keanu being a H.A.M. drug-slinging killer may be one thing, and acting like it is another, and to be both is worth a lot of comedy especially when it comes to these guys when they, you know, get to having to deal with things like guns that they're clearly over their head with . How does one get into that mind-set? Watch a lot of movies and try to make sure one curbs the Richard-Pryor-imitating a-white-guy-voice. And if there's a cuter thing than Keanu in movies this year then I'll have to resign as a film critic and get one myself!
Being a fan of the multi-talented comedians Key & Peele, I went to the theater with a moderate expectation for this film, based on the limited reviews given to it. The trailer for this film leaves much to the imagination, which I can appreciate. The movie was filled with surprises cast included and was very unpredictable. The soundtrack made a great theme for the film and Keanu's cuteness never let down. Although great performances hold more value to me than special effects, this movie has all of the elements to entertain: Comedy, Action, Drama, Romance, Suspense and more. Every <more>
character is unique and well played. They demonstrate how powerful love can be, especially among timid folk. Whether or not you are a fan of Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, comedies or kittens, you will enjoy watching this movie more than once. There is enough nudity, language and drug use to make this movie inappropriate for young viewers. If you're wondering about whether to wait through the credits... yes.