First ‘Don’t Look Up’ Reviews Suggest Leonardo DiCaprio Will Contend For Another Oscar This Year

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  • The first reactions Adam McKay’s latest film Don’t Look Up have hit the internet.
  • The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence as astronomers trying to warn the world about an oncoming comet.
  • DiCaprio, who last starred in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, will likely be nominated for another Oscar for his performance.

The first reactions to Adam McKay’s star-studded Don’t Look Up have hit the internet, and based on the response from critics, it looks like Netflix has another Academy Award-contending film on their hands.

Earning particular praise, though, is the sprawling cast, with 6-time nominee Leonardo DiCaprio being hailed as the highlight. Some critics are even comparing Leo’s performance to Peter Finch’s Oscar-winning turn in the 1978 classic Network and are considering Leo a shoo-in for a seventh Academy Award nomination.

Here’s the official synopsis for Don’t Look Up, via Netflix:

Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence), an astronomy grad student, and her professor Dr. Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) make an astounding discovery of a comet orbiting within the solar system. The problem — it’s on a direct collision course with Earth. The other problem? No one really seems to care. Turns out warning mankind about a planet-killer the size of Mount Everest is an inconvenient fact to navigate. With the help of Dr. Oglethorpe (Rob Morgan), Kate and Randall embark on a media tour that takes them from the office of an indifferent President Orlean (Meryl Streep) and her sycophantic son and Chief of Staff, Jason (Jonah Hill), to the airwaves of The Daily Rip, an upbeat morning show hosted by Brie (Cate Blanchett) and Jack (Tyler Perry). With only six months until the comet makes impact, managing the 24-hour news cycle and gaining the attention of the social media obsessed public before it’s too late proves shockingly comical — what will it take to get the world to just look up?!

In addition to the Oscar-winning pair of DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence, Adam McKay’s Don’t Look Up boasts an absolutely loaded cast that features the likes of Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Rob Morgan, Tyler Perry, Ron Perlman, Timothée Chalamet, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi, Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep. Unsurprisingly, almost every single cast member is being praised by critics after the premiere. The film will release in theaters on December 10 before hitting Netflix on Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24.

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