When this came out, people were knocking each other over to tell anyone and everyone just how good this politically-charged Oscar nominee is – ironically, this praise feels like the old man telling Chris how much he loves Tiger Woods. Strange, surface-level, patronizing, condescending. This is average at best being heralded as genius. You all love to drop that "social commentary" line, too. Edgy!
Maybe my expectations were too high; but I felt deeply let down. It starts out with a decent build-up but quickly runs out of steam and offers no surprises. The script is nowhere near as smart or politically charged as people try to make it out. Predictable and bland. (2 stars)
I'm not a fan of uncomfortable comedy so someone decided that replacing social discomfort but in a thriller genre would have more effect. And it does because you can add the obligatory jump scare in because your awkward metre is on max. What the fuck was up with that flying deer at the start? There is some clever moments, even the cringe dialogue at the beginning makes sense as you progress but very over hyped.
I dislike this film more as days go by. It's not scary. It's not funny. It's not clever. This is the kind of political commentary that 2017 wanted. Safe, obvious, and with little bite. It has all the visual hallmarks of a first time director trying to be "inventive" when really it's (just like the script) conspicuous and distracting. It may not be as "revolutionary" as Sorry To Bother You but it is equally as muddy.
this movie exceeded whatever vague expectations i set for it in every possible manner--plot twists, quirky elements, adventurous characters and all. jordan peele wanted to say something and he fucking did. worth allowing this movie to revolutionize your take on film.