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Get Out (2017) Review

Get Out Review

by Yo Adrian on April 03rd, 2019 | | , ,

Get Out was directed by Jordan Peele (who also directed Us) and stars Daniel Kaluuya (from Chatroom), Bradley Whitford (from Godzilla: King of the Monsters, The Cabin in the WoodsDoorman) and Catherine Keener (from Trust). It’s about a black guy who literally finds himself trapped in a white man’s world.

Just because you’re invited, doesn’t mean you’re welcome.

Get Out Review

I decided to rewatch Get Out after seeing Jordan Peele’s latest film Us last week and can honestly say Get Out is the superior of the two. It was more original and relied on fewer common tropes than Us. It was also more of a thriller than a horror which helped give it more depth.

This movie really fires on all cylinders, from the score to the script to the acting to the cinematography. Everything just works. It’s no wonder Get Out won an Oscar for best original screenplay and was nominated for best picture, best actor (Daniel Kaluuya who played Chris) and best director. It also pulled in $255 million off a budget of $4.5.

One thing I couldn’t help but notice during this rewatch was the reverse racism, which sounds way worse than it is. Most of the white people in Get Out were made into caricatures of white people, who were clearly being made fun of. It reminded me a lot of stand-up comics from back in the days when they had the common black people vs white people routines. Guys like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappelle and the Wayans brothers made big names off it. Again, not a bad thing, just something that didn’t jump out at me as much the first time around when I was focused more on the subtle racism toward Chris.

Get Out is a solid thriller that’s part of my permanent collection and a movie I’ll surely be watching again.

Worth Watching?

Definitely. Just keep in mind it’s more of a thriller than a horror. It’s more tense and uncomfortable than scary. But it does have just enough horror to secure its place in the genre.



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