Keanu

Keanu

Peter Atencio (2016)

99min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Nothing to do with Mr Reeves really, though he does figure, briefly and oddly. This particular Keanu is an ultra-cute kitten that escapes a drug-dealer shootout and is taken in by two ultra-middle-class black cousins. When the kitty gets kidnapped by feared street gang The Blips, the cousins have to infiltrate the gang to get Keanu back, and get mistaken for feared mob hitmen in the process. But can they sustain their pretence of being "street" when they're really way more "avenue"? Keanu is a first big-screen vehicle for US TV comics Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. In terms of humour, it's a film of highs and lows, with an inconsistent tone that sees ill-judged scenes set alongside moments of near-genius, one involving the transformative power of George Michael's music. But Key and Peele are likeable and have good chemistry. They'll do well, and they'll do better. As an adult action-comedy spoof, Keanu does intermittently cut it. And the kitten is really, really cute.

Summary

When thugs steal Keanu the cat, two mild-mannered cousins pose as deadly assassins to get the beloved feline back. Action comedy, starring Jordan Peele, Keegan-Michael Key and Tiffany Haddish.

Cast & Crew

Clarence / Smoke Dresden Keegan-Michael Key
Rell / Oil Dresden Jordan Peele
Hulka Will Forte
Cheddar Method Man
Hi-C Tiffany Haddish
Bacon Luis Guzman
Hannah Nia Long
Bud Jason Mitchell
Trunk Darrell Britt-Gibson
Keanu Keanu Reeves
Anna Faris Anna Faris
Director Peter Atencio
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: Violence, swearing, drug abuse, nudity.Released on: 15 Jul 2016
Drama Comedy