Reviewed byramair350Vote: 9/10/10
I decided to see this film at the theater after hearing some of thehype (which was basically that it is an excellent horror film that istold from the perspective of a black man).
Well, I can see this would be truly the worst nightmare of a black man(and really the worst nightmare for us all). This is NOT a film thattries to make the viewer feel "sorry" for black people, nor is it atall preachy, but it is just a good old fashioned horror film with afresh new setting. I'm an old white guy by the way.
The acting is wonderful, and directing is amazing. The film, whilemostly horror, is actually completely hilarious in some parts, makingit the funniest AND scariest movie I have seen in ages (no easy feat).It is a shame that the film will likely not be regarded in the companyof Academy Award potential nominees, because the directing and actingis honestly Oscar worthy. Again, no small feat for a horror movie thatis also funny.
In summary, this is a MUST SEE at the theater and one of the best filmsof the year. It is a fun ride that is very well done!
Reviewed bysly-64836Vote: 9/10/10
This movie is appropriately in a genre Mr. Jordan Peele has christened,"Social Thriller". The movie creates a very unsettling feeling from thebeginning that slowly builds to a crescendo, that forces the viewer tosee prejudices head on. When all is said and done, you now have kind ofa bird's eye view of what is wrong with society. But besides that, ithints a Hitchcock-type of thrill that is sure to deliver Goosebumps. AHUGE congratulations to Jordan Peele for hitting a HOME RUN, his firsttime up to bat. Looking forward to future projects from him. GO SEE,GET OUT. 😀😀
Reviewed byAsif Khan (asifahsankhan)Vote: 8/10/10
"Get Out" takes the initial premise of "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"and then twists it with "The Stepford Wives" to create a compelling,thoughtful critique of white power. Peele, of course, isn't arguingthat white people are out to hypnotise black people. Instead, Get Outis a stinging criticism of the white liberalism that carries itself asempathetic towards blacks, but that empathy only extends as far aswhite control. Peele isn't taking aim at Neo- Nazis and other whiteswho would angrily shout the n-word. They're a lost cause. Instead, he'slooking at those who profess their lack of racism, but only do so ifthey can maintain their dominance over black people in the mostinsidious manner possible. As Chris pointedly notes to Rose at partyfull of white people, "Has anyone here ever met a black person thatdidn't work for them?"
The film is genuinely creepy. Instead of cheesy music and grotesquetorture porn, Peele relies on the unknown to draw you in. What ishappening here? The plot builds like a slow boil to a terror explosion.Clues to the outcome are evident from the first second, but it takesthe entire run-time to pull everything together. It's such a joy to besurprised by a horror outcome. I don't think I've seen a genre filmthis inventive since Cabin in the Woods. The resolve is trulysatisfying.
My favourite aspect of Get Out is the intelligence of the characters.There's a lot to like, but beyond the deeper themes; the charactersaren't morons. I cringe every time I watch a genre film and thecharacters don't behave logically. Chris and Rose are not fools.Something is amiss, enough to warrant wariness. Anyone in thissituation would be unnerved as events play out. Credit again to Peelefor writing characters that act rationally.
"Get Out" doesn't replace the scares with humour Peele is too smartto do that. Instead, he balances the fear with laughs and then laceseverything with social comment and that unsettling tone. The fact thatChris is so eminently likable just underlines it. It all adds up tosomething of a treat for everybody, not just horror fans.
Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parent's for the weekend. 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 never could have imagined.