Get Out (2017) Review 

3.5/5* Shivs Show | Siobhan Divers

Dir: Jordan Peele

104 mins 

Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Catherine Keener.

Cleverly balancing humour, horror and social issues including race and class, Get Out is a suspenseful, psychological thriller which is creepy and thought provoking from the get go.

Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) reluctantly agrees to go with his girlfriend Rose Armitage (Allison Williams) to meet her family, staying at their secluded family home for the weekend.

At first, Chris thinks their behaviour is due to their nervousness about their daughters interracial relationship, but he soon realises that there’s more to her family than meets the eye…

The directorial debut of Jordan Peele (fun fact: he’s married to Brooklyn 99’s Chelsea Peretti), Get Out is socially aware from the beginning – Daniel Kaluuya’s character is questioned about a road accident after their car hits a deer despite the fact that his girlfriend was driving, setting the tone for the rest of the film.

Both Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams play their roles well as do the Armitage family’s servants who are extremely unnerving in every scene. Though Chris’s excitable friend Rod (Lil Rel Howery) steals the limelight on more than one occasion, providing most of the film’s humour.

With some shocking twists and tense scenes, Get Out is a must-see thriller film which is more than just a horror – it’s clever, funny and thought provoking.


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