Racially charged horror from Blumhouse Productions (Paranormal Activity, Ouija) starring Daniel Kaluuya (Sicario). Written and directed by Jordan Peele.... More
Now that Chris (Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford). At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.Hide
BY Aaron Yap Flicks Writer
It’s hard to remember the last time we had a horror film that burns with such lacerating topicality as Jordan Peele’s Get Out. Employing genre conventions in service of skewering and exposing the insidious nature of racism, it suggests the iconic, politically charged, zeitgeist-defining wallop of your Romeros and Carpenters of yesteryear.... More
It’s ostensibly The Wicker Man remodeled for the #BlackLivesMatter era — smart, accessible, pin-sharp, and also a more authentic, disturbing genre-tweaking pic about slavery and the antebellum South than Django Unchained. This rings resoundingly true in the sense that Peele’s shrewd, mordantly funny — and often discomforting — portrait of preening white privilege and entitlement reveals how Tarantino’s well-meaning, fist-bumping solidarity with black culture is not dissimilar to the wealthy elites here who fawn profusely over all aspects of otherwise-everyman protagonist Daniel Kaluuya’s blackness.
The set-up — a black boyfriend meeting his white girlfriend’s parents for the first time — is as switched-on as any of Peele’s sharpest sketch work with former comic collaborator Keegan-Michael Key. It’s perfectly oiled for optimal button-pushing squirm, which in this case, manifests itself in an outlandish plot involving kidnapping, hypnosis and pod-people creepiness.
Peele is a skillful puppet-master, with an efficiently honed grasp of timing, but he’s an even better, more astute chronicler of race relations, unearthing true terror in the toxicity of seemingly benign social pleasantries and the enveloping aloneness of the minority experience. Get Out is fundamentally the potent cinematic answer to “I can’t be racist because I have a [ethnic minority] friend”. It’s essential.Hide
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BY Tarryntino nobody
I laughed, I jumped, I think Get Out was a pretty solid film. For me, Get Out goes into the small category of new horrors that have come out recently that really seem like some thought has gone into them. They don't just follow the same old story. I wasn't complete sold with the 'reveal' and there are a few bits that I wish weren't included in the trailer, because it would have made the film such much more tense. Totally recommend it though.
BY Bailey13 nobody
Keeping it short and to the point, Get Out took a bunch of familiar tropes and twisted them around to create something new and fun while still feeling original and fresh. Sharp performances and snappy dialogue made a slightly by the numbers horror-thriller plot rise above the average, and a wicked sense of humour sweetened the experience, while the themes of race / outsider-ism were identifiable. If I have to... More grumble, the McGuffin is a little dubious and the explanation for it flimsy, but a minor quibble for another great film.Hide
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