When we first saw the trailer for Keele’s “Get Out,” we were petrified for sure, but for the most part, super excited to see it! Ahead of it’s world premiere (this Friday, Thursday for some states), it’s done something truly rare for a horror film: it scored a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
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While this can obviously change as more reviews come in, currently all thirty submitted reviews including top critics from Rolling Stone, Village Voice, New Yorker, IndieWire, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter (to name just a few) are singing the praises of both the film in general and Peele.
Many have cited how the satirical elements tie in perfectly with the horror elements comparing Peele’s genre subversion to peak John Carpenter. Film Journal International has been quoted saying that Peele is an “assured filmmaker with a most promising career ahead.”
Several reviews have also mentioned how the film fits in to our current political climate with one even going as far as to say that it essentially gives former Obama supporters who ended up voting for Trump and the “All Lives Matter” brigade a well deserved punch in the face.
Here’s the trailer:
Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.
In Universal Pictures’ Get Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).
At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.
Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, Get Out is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (Donnie Darko, The Box), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (The Box, Bad Words). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (X-Men series), Milton “Lil Rel” Howery (The Carmichael Show), Betty Gabriel (The Purge: Election Year), Marcus Henderson (Pete’s Dragon) and Keith Stanfield (Straight Outta Compton).