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Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele and a kitten star in this comedic send-up of gangster actioner



Keanu offers a standard comedic premise — two nice guys pose as gangsters — with a twist: They’re rescuing a stolen kitten named Keanu.

The film benefits from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s nimble work and a steady pace of throw-away jokes and pop-culture references. Prepare for an enthusiastic embrace of all the words they can’t say on their TV sketch-comedy show.

At 98 minutes, it’s still stretched too thin.

Kittens make everything adorable. We meet Keanu during a brutal drug-den shoot-out, and how cute is it to see a little furball tripping over bricks of drugs or bloodied corpses? Not as epic as seeing Keanu on the run in the Los Angeles river basin. Best use of hackneyed location ever.

“George Michael is the shit.”

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