First review for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up and they’re mixed

After the premiere in NYC, Netflix‘S Don’t look up The first reviews are finally pouring in, and according to many of them, it seems like an absurd and emotional yet uneventful ride.

Anchorman Directed by Adam McKaybelong to (Talladega Nights, Step Brothers, The Other Guys, Vice, The Big Short) The satirical sci-fi drama revolves around two junior astronomers played by Jennifer Lawrence and Leonardo DiCaprio, who embark on a massive media tour to warn the world about an approaching comet that will destroy this planet. Don’t look up was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it is now set to receive a limited theatrical release this weekend before streaming on Netflix on December 24th.


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While Don’t look up is receiving mixed reviews for its inconsistent story and brilliant execution of ideas, with much of the praise directed towards the film’s all-star cast, which includes some of the biggest names in Hollywood, like Jennifer Lawrence. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film is currently 63% new with 49 reviews, according to consensus.Don’t look up Setting the bar too high makes the film’s satire constantly land, but star Adam McKay’s satire hits the mark of squaring collective denial. “On Metacritic, the film has a score of 53 based on 21 reviews.


McKay, who first started as a lead screenwriter for SNL, produced some of the most memorable comedies of the 2000s before venturing into dramatic territory in the 2010s (as producer of the hit HBO series Heir). Now with his experience producing some clever black comedy films, it seems McKay is the only filmmaker with a humorous yet terrifying look at real-world issues. More original reviews posted below.

Globe and Mail (Barry Hertz)

“The film’s conceit can come into play, in careful hands. But McKay can only punch down with fleshy fists, so the result is a messy, merciless attack. .”

Score: Not graded

Chronicles of San Francisco (Mike LaSalle)

“Don’t Look Up might be the funniest movie of 2021. It’s also the saddest and that quirky combination makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.”

Score: 4/4

Empire Magazine (Ian Freer)

“Don’t Look Up is basically Deep Impact for yuks, Armageddon if it has a brain. It can bite more than it can chew, but it’s usually very funny, very ambitious mind food. If you think this is Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental vanity project, then think again… Perhaps too much is going on and not all of it is working. brilliantly, adding a lethal ending that hopefully Netflix’s end-credits technology won’t spoil – Perhaps the only villain of the 21st century Don’t Look Up doesn’t skew.”

Score: 4/5

TheWrap (Alonso Duralde)

“A film with all the right things to say about how governments, the media and corporations ignore the emerging climate change catastrophe, yet packs a satire enough to make turns a tree-hugger into a troublemaker.”

Score: Not graded (Brian Lowry)

“The star’s extremely provocative satire sometimes goes astray, undermining part of its admirable quality with the spaciousness of its tone.”

Score: Not graded

While Mckay’s ambitions may be beyond his grasp in some parts, there’s no doubt the director has something to say, an aspect of storytelling/filmmaking that may be lacking in many works. of other directors. McKay has been set to reunited with Lawrence in his next movie, Bad blood, based on the 2018 award-winning non-fiction novel about Theranos, a billion-dollar biotech startup.

Don’t look upThe cast also includes big names like Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep, Tyler Perry, Rob Morgan, Himesh Patel , Michael Chiklis, and Chris Evans.

Don’t look up is showing in select theaters starting December 10, and will be available to stream on Netflix on December 24, 2021.

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The source: Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic

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About the author First review for Netflix’s Don’t Look Up and they’re mixed


ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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