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Get Out (2017)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jordan Peele

Starring:
Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones

Other notable appearances:
Lakeith Stanfield, LilRel Howery, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Stephen Root

Running time:
104 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Split, The Shining, Silence of the Lambs

 

When Chris (Kaluuya) goes to visit his girlfriend Rose’s (Williams) family, his main fear is them not being understanding of their interracial relationship. As the weekend progresses though, Chris finds himself worrying about far more than awkward conversation.

The plot to Get Out takes viewers on an intense journey with great horror and thriller themes throughout. Isolation, helplessness, selfishness and evil and rife throughout the story that also has some wicked twists.

The pacing is perfect for Get Out. It feels like a bit of a slow burn but as you get closer to the ending, you realise that there have been breadcrumbs carefully left throughout the film.

Each actor in Get Out performs remarkably in their roles, but the stand out role absolutely goes to Daniel Kaluuya. Kaluuya’s character goes through a range of emotions throughout the film and he nails them all seemingly without effort.

I enjoyed Get Out. Not only is it cutting social commentary with masterfully interwoven foreshadowing and symbolism, but it is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that, while predictable in parts, leaves the viewer guessing until the very end. Well worth a watch for viewers who enjoy their horrors clever, their thrillers sharp and their films well-paced.

Rating:

“You were one of my favourites.”

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1 Comment on Get Out (2017)

  1. I saw it and enjoyed it too!

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