Entertainment·MOVIE REVIEW

Keanu features gun battles, thugs and an undeniably adorable cat, says Eli Glasner

Keanu features gun battles, gangsters galore and, in the middle of it all, one ridiculously, undeniably adorable cat. The film debut of TV's Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele is not your typical action comedy.

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele subvert the genre with an adorable secret weapon

TV comedy duo Key and Peele's film debut features guns, thugs and an undeniably adorable cat, says Eli Glasner 2:57

Keanu features gun battles, gangsters galore and, in the middle of it all, one ridiculously, undeniably adorable cat. 

The film debut of Comedy Central comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele is not your typical action comedy, says CBC's Eli Glasner. 

For years, the duo have presented their warped view of the world through their namesake comedy show. With their first movie  — and armed with a secret weapon in the form of the film's furry star — the pair stay true to form: spoofing stereotypes, changing attitudes and generally keeping the audience off-balance with unexpected references.

Watch Glasner's full review in the video above. 

RATING: 3.5 out of 5 stars

About the Author

Eli Glasner

Entertainment reporter and film critic

Eli Glasner is a national entertainment reporter and film critic for CBC News. Each Friday he reviews films on CBC News Network as well as appearing on CBC radio programs coast to coast. Covering culture has taken him from the northern tip of Moosonee, Ont. to the Oscars red carpet.


To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.