What’s it about?
A young black man visits his girlfriend’s wealthy white family at their mansion in the woods for the first time, but when he gets there, things seem seriously weird.
What did we think?
True horror is not monsters or ghosts – it’s humanity. And nowhere is this more evident than in Jordan Peele’s Get Out. An incredibly intelligent look at racism, the insidiousness of political correctness and modern America, it’s a movie that defies easy categorisation though it slips into a revenge flick. The true strength is that it will make you uncomfortable mentally long after the credits have rolled. Insightful and witty, it’s a must see not only for film lovers but anyone interested in equality or racial dynamics. Superb.
GET OUT opens in Australian cinemas on May 4.
2 comments on “Get Out”
Daniel Kaluuya deserves a medal for his brilliant turn in what starts on such a high, sinister note, but plummets at such an alarming speed downhill half way through you can feel the wind in your hair. What could have been a classy, innovative modern thriller, descends into farce with a laughable soundtrack (demented baddie music, anyone?) and some of the corniest direction I’ve seen in a long while, which left me querying whether what appeared to be some impressively injected funnies early on were in fact accidental. 2/5
This film is constructed with such attention to detail. You can tell that someone obsessed over this tale for a long time. Brilliant acting. Superbly tense and unsettling. Masterful pacing with moments of levity just where they need to be. Easily one of the best horror films I’ve ever seen. 4.5 out of 5.