Don’t Look Up | 2021    

Updated December 10, 2022

Summary & Info

Don’t Look Up
When two astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) discover a comet speeding toward Earth that will cause an extinction level event, they go to great pains to convince the authorities that it is real. However, they instead encounter indifference and a political backlash. Cast: Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi. Director: Adam McKay. [2:18 – R]

Dueling Critics

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“[It] might be the funniest movie of 2021. It’s the most depressing too, and that odd combination makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. Writer-director Adam McKay gives you over two hours of laughs while convincing you that the world is coming to an end.”
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“[A] film with all the right things to say about how government, the media, and corporations ignore the emerging disaster of climate change, but couched within a satire so lumbering that it’s enough to turn a tree hugger into a pro-fracker… [W]hile this is a satire, it’s sorely lacking in actual humor.”

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Don’t Look Up | 2022

    

Updated December 10, 2022

Critical Consensus

Dueling Critics

thumbs-up“[It] might be the funniest movie of 2021. It’s the most depressing too, and that odd combination makes for a one-of-a-kind experience. Writer-director Adam McKay gives you over two hours of laughs while convincing you that the world is coming to an end.”
thumbs-down“[A] film with all the right things to say about how government, the media, and corporations ignore the emerging disaster of climate change, but couched within a satire so lumbering that it’s enough to turn a tree hugger into a pro-fracker… [W]hile this is a satire, it’s sorely lacking in actual humor.”

Summary & Info

Don’t Look Up
When two astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) discover a comet speeding toward Earth that will cause an extinction level event, they go to great pains to convince the authorities that it is real. However, they instead encounter indifference and a political backlash. Cast: Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande and Kid Cudi. Director: Adam McKay. [2:18 – R]

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