Get Out (2017)
Critic Consensus: Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.
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as Chris Washington
as Rose Armitage
as Missy Armitage
as Dean Armitage
as Jeremy Armitage
as Andrew Logan King
as Jim Hudson
as Lisa Deets
as Gordon Greene
as Rod Williams
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Critic Reviews for Get Out
Kudos to Peele for tackling a painful subject in such a massively entertaining and thoroughly memorable fashion. [Full review in Japanese]
By focusing the storyline on a particular form of racism -- the kind that's often disguised as peculiar envy -- Get Out reveals something more insidious.
Peele succeeds where sometimes even more experienced filmmakers fail: He's made an agile entertainment whose social and cultural observations are woven so tightly into the fabric that you're laughing even as you're thinking, and vice-versa.
What makes Get Out more than just a slam-bang scarefest is that, in its own darkly satiric way, it is also a movie about racial paranoia that captures the zeitgeist in ways that many more "prestigious" movies don't.
Jordan Peele makes his directing debut with a horror movie that sticks closely to genre convention even as its ribbing of white liberals hardens into a social point.
Audience Reviews for Get Out
Intense, thrilling, and very funny. One of the best "horror" movies I can remember.
A weekend getaway to meet the new girlfriend's parents is a horrific consideration for most guys no matter what the situation but Jordan Peele's debut squeezes this chestnut as if it were a bad comedy. This is a decent thrill ride with male paranoia as the fuel for the engine.
At least one of its scenes would have been included in the documentary had it released while "I Am Not Your Negro" was still in the making! May not be what they're aiming for, but that there's more than a handshake should suffice for the time being! One day at a time. NM.
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