Friday, 19 May 2017

Get Out (2017)


Horror, Mystery


Jordan Peele




Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, LaKeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Erika Alexander, Zailand Adams


Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) go upstate to visit her parent's for the weekend. It starts just fine but as the weekend progresses, it turns into a disturbing nightmare.


For the past few months, I've been reading reviews praising Get Out which only made me want to see the film even more and had me expecting a great horror movie. I left the theatre happy but disappointed, because, while it was a suspenseful and creepy film, it really didn't work as a horror for me because it wasn't scary. But, like I said, it was a pretty good thriller.

And the good starts from the solid script. A script that features a simple yet engaging story that doesn't have any mind-blowing plot twist but whose plot points are very well structured, and will keep guessing what's going to happen next as director Jordan Peele skillfully builds tension and suspense.

The characters could have been a little deeper and better developed, but they aren't that bad for the genre. In spite of that, Daniel Kaluuya manages to shine as the leading character, Chris, with a performance that captures the horror and shock felt by the character as well as a wide range of emotions in a very genuine way.

However, what I liked the most about Get Out is the fact that it talks about racism and it does a pretty good job. This is the kind of movie that really makes you reflect on how African Americans are still treated in certain parts of the United States. Sure, Peele used a pretty unrealistic theme, but it works.


  1. I feel the same way you do about this one. I think the hype kind of killed it for me a little. I definitely enjoyed it, but not to the extent everyone else seemed to. I do love the ending though, it was brilliant!

    1. It totally did. I hate it so much when it happens.

  2. It's always a bummer when hype kills it a bit. That happened to me with La La Land, but this was still a great film. I'm glad you liked it

    1. Thank god it didn't ruin La La Land for me.

  3. Glad you enjoyed it. It is hyped as a horror flick, and it is, but not of the typical variety. It has a creepy vibe going, but it's far more unsettling than it is scary, if that makes sense. And the absurd premise works perfectly for the topic.

    1. It totally makes sense. That's exactly how I felt about it.