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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 Daphne-Carvalho superstar
I wasn't too sure of what to expect from the movie since it wasn't a big budget Hollywood movie and didn't have big names in it. I didn't want to read too much about it to avoid spoilers. Boy was I surprised to be thoroughly entertained with puzzlement, wondering what was going in with that family. Then horror, comedy, realising what it was all about, rooting for the main character, then cheering at the end. The storyline was good. I usually guess plots... More in the beginning, but didn't figure out exactly what was happening till closer to the end. Definitely recommend this movie, and would even watch it again.Hide
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