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March 28, 2017
Jordan Peele's semi-parodic horror film Get Out has a complexity worthy of its historical moment.
March 27, 2017
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.
March 17, 2017
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.
March 10, 2017
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 2, 2017
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.
February 27, 2017
Following Oscar's pomp and self-importance, viewing Jordan Peele's fiercely entertaining thriller offers the perfect awards hangover cure. Audiences leave the theater shaken and stirred.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 27, 2017
Wait for those moments, scattered throughout the action, when the winces quicken into jolts and jumps; and consider how much is packed into Peele's terrific title.
February 24, 2017
Cultural appropriation shifts from 'problematic' to 'horrific' in writer-director Jordan Peele's sharp take on the scary world of stuff white people like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 24, 2017
Get Out has its surface scares, but it's what's lingering beneath that's most frightening: the sense that no matter where you turn, no matter how many people claim they're on your side ... they're out to get you.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Top Critic
February 24, 2017
In most slasher flicks, a guy like Chris would die first. Peele's joke is that the cliché has it backwards. Young black men know their lives are in peril from the first frame.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
February 24, 2017
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 24, 2017
An atmospheric, restrained, effective work of horror with a clear point of view, a darkly hilarious movie that never trips over itself in search of a cheap laugh or scare.
February 24, 2017
Get Out is the satirical horror movie we've been waiting for, a mash-up of Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives that's more fun than either and more illuminating, too.
February 24, 2017
This is ultimately a movie about the very bad things that can happen when we don't address our unease, when we just try to brush it off, whether that's to fit in or to preserve our self-image.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 24, 2017
Writer-director Jordan Peele has fashioned a smart, scathing commentary ... as a base for his allegory on the horror of race in America.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 23, 2017
The praiseworthy quality of Get Out is that it delivers the goods without copycatting every cookie-cutter horror film being released today.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2017
When the blood starts flowing, along with audience cheering, the battle for hearts and minds is well and truly on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2017
Only grows more darkly relevant as the main story gets going, masterfully unfurling all of the real-life anxieties of Existing While Black while simultaneously mining that situation for all its twisted absurdity.
February 23, 2017
Part of what makes "Get Out" both exciting and genuinely unsettling is how real life keeps asserting itself, scene after scene.
Top Critic
February 23, 2017
Truly, madly, mercilessly entertaining, even when it makes you want to jump out of your skin.
Top Critic
February 23, 2017
Get Out is more a very smart satire with scares, than a full-on horror movie. But if it makes you think while it's making you jump there's much to be said for that.
February 23, 2017
Peele flips horror conventions on their head, and in doing so, flips our cultural perceptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 23, 2017
[Jordan] Peele's first feature is strong
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2017
A memorable horror flick if ever there was one, Get Out starts with a great title and a promising idea -- a black man's fear as he walks at night down a street in an affluent white suburb. Then it delivers on that promise with explosive brilliance.
February 23, 2017
Modest in scale (almost everything happens in one location), Get Out nevertheless signals Peele as a talent worth watching, joining the ranks of filmmakers who cut their teeth in the horror genre.
February 23, 2017
The screenplay is a masterpiece of subversion, laced with race-based fears and notions of stereotype that are played for laughs, but hit home.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2017
Brace yourself; this is upscale, darkly polished work. Peele takes the fright film beyond a clinical exercise in spookery and into strikingly original territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2017
Peele has written a script that is extremely well-paced and executed as it cleverly plays with allusions to slavery and racial stereotypes, as well as audience expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2017
The shocks and the laughs are thoroughly entertaining, but it's the truth of "Get Out" that's so real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2017
There's so much here that Peele gets right, and he delights in turning familiar thriller tropes on their head: In this racially charged context, he knows exactly how to exploit the sight of an approaching police car for maximum stomach drop.
February 23, 2017
[Peele] has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style - and is flat-out funny as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2017
This one really should be seen with a crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 23, 2017
It may be somewhat rough and unrefined and even ill-considered in some of its particulars. Yet it may stand as a kind of pop culture document of this historical moment, a moment that's not nearly as funny as this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2017
Whitford and Keener in particular are having a ball, letting something a little sinister bubble up in their outwardly friendly behavior. But it's Kaluuya who stands out most.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 23, 2017
It is not only the best horror film since "Under the Skin," but a subversive and often hilarious commentary on race as well.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 22, 2017
All told, this is a sharp, funny, brave movie that strikes the perfect balance between humor and horror. It's the year's first must-see.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 22, 2017
Get Out, produced by Jason Blum's low-budget horror studio Blumhouse Productions, is serious, even sober in its horror. But its archness has moments of creepy levity.
February 22, 2017
The deliciously sinister nature of the race dynamics will make you cringe, right up until it gives you the chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 22, 2017
"Get Out" will scare you, make you laugh and perhaps make you uncomfortable. It's supposed to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2017
Get Out manages to walk the tight rope between being laugh-out-loud funny and genuinely scary at times.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 22, 2017
In the same way that The Stepford Wives exploited liberated feminists' fear of male chauvinists' fear of liberated feminists, Get Out finds its tension in black people's fear of white people's fear of black people.
February 22, 2017
"Get Out" is scary enough, but it comes with some bonus nutritional value.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 22, 2017
A jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit. How is one movie all that? See Get Out, from debuting director Jordan Peele (one half of the comic team of Key and Peele), and get woke.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 21, 2017
Get Out is searing satire, with scary/comic riffs on slavery and assimilation, but it's also a smashing crowd-pleaser of a horror film ...
February 21, 2017
Only a master satirist like Jordan Peele could take audiences on an insane thrill ride and make us all think about racial stereotyping along the way.
February 20, 2017
Peele's perfectly tuned cast and deft camera work unleash his uproarious humor along with his political fury; with his first film, he's already an American Buñuel.
February 17, 2017
A horror film with the power to put a rascally grin on the face of that great genre subverter John Carpenter ( They Live ), Get Out has more fun playing with half-buried racial tensions than with scaring us to death.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 25, 2017
Get Out may be deeply flawed, but it's about time Hollywood put some muscle behind a movie that was less interested in flattering audiences than it was in scaring them straight.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 24, 2017
A complex, accomplished genre hybrid that should alter Jordan Peele's business card.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
January 24, 2017
Peele doesn't just subvert a genre often dinged for making people of color expendable cleaver-fodder. He also flips pearl-clutching, white-flight anxiety about predatory black men on its ear, turning a gated community into the real danger zone.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 24, 2017
Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless - which is not at all the same thing as scareless.
January 24, 2017
One of the most satisfying thrillers in several years, Get Out proves that its first-time director, Key and Peele costar Jordan Peele, has plenty of career options if he should grow tired of doing comedy in front of the camera.