Dialogue early on feels protrusive, creating concern the film will lack the subtlety it takes to shift from comedic satire to a more cinematic formula. Speculation is muted as Peeles patience narratively, in character motivation and plot layering, reveals profound confidence for a first time filmmaker. Toby Olivers camera stays distant, subtle in movement, and impeccable in building crescendos in the form of closeups
The first great film of 2017. It's small. It might even seem simple upon first viewing, but the digger you deep, the more fun and enthralling Get Out becomes. Peele displays a deep understanding of the horror genre and a deeper consciousness of its societal implications. This is a great film to ponder over and enjoy at the same time. A rare film that's fun and important and "freaky deaky."
The first act is something like Guess Who's Coming to Dinner updated to 2017 and i liked it just enough to keep goin'. But suddenly things went awry and i stopped to appreciate this to almost zero and kept asking myself why almost everybody found this so good. For my this is just a 5 out of 10. Just a psychological bullshit.
The best thing about this movie is how it handled a such over-used theme (racism/race discrimination), and that's while competing with great writing, good acting enveloped in well though cinematography. It refreshing, sure, and for the most part well done, but it does feel like a director's debut (which is mostly excusable because, well, it's Peele's debut), making it a bit more predictable then the story needed.
Set in upstate New York deep in the forests a young woman introduces her new black boyfriend to her well heeled parents. The very English Daniel Kaluuye who plays the boyfriend co-wrote and acted in a few episodes of The Channel 4 hit series Skins. Jordan Peele the writer exposes the deploy embedded racism of middle America.