There are certainly good things in this movie, but the fact that it has become the flagship horror film of this generation is ridiculous. As social satire it is rather good, visually it has a few fresh tricks, as a horror film it is basically average, and as an Oscar contender it is simply lacking. Good enough to spend 2 hours on, but nothing that will stick with you.
Somewhat predictable with not-so-subtle political pedantism and white stereotypes. But still not a bad movie. It is rather racist however. You get the 1970's horror vibe. There's no Rosie Greer in this, but it would fit if there were.
The Extras on the bluray edition explain the oddly conspiratorial stereotypes about whites that were on heavy display all through the film. They even admit to inspiration from similar flicks of the 1970's.
The movie sure won't help race relations.
Best movie I've seen in a long time! And not because as my family would point out I can pick some less than stellar efforts - but even my wife enjoyed this one! If you enjoy a suspense-thriller-horror movie with a dash of comedy mixed in I would recommend this.
I read only 6 horror movies have been nominated for best picture at the Oscars and "Get Out" was one of them. See why it won "Best Original Screenplay". It got the respect it deserved.
You've only got to ask one question- How did the main character get the chair stuffing ( cotton? ) into his ears? The whole film falls apart on this one point ( the answer is that he couldn't possibly have been able to do it - if you watch the movie you'll know why ). Really amateurish to mess up such an obvious and important plot point- and if he could reach down to the armchair to get cotton ( per the comment below ) then why didn't he undo the straps with his teeth and escape- because the movie is amateurish and not very well constructed.
Basically, it's a rip-off of the " Stepford Wives "( 1972 ) with the main theme switched from patriarchal inequality to racial inequality ( with a small twist added to it so it's not a total rip-off ). I thought the main actor Daniel Kaluuya overacted wildly- it was like he was acting in a silent movie from the 1920's his facial movements were so over exaggerated.
Anyone who says this is a bad movie.... WOW. REALLY? This was a well thought out thriller/ suspense / horror/ comedy all rolled in one movie. The movie and acting was great. Guarantee the people who disliked this movie also disliked Black Panther. Oh well, there's my review.
That was one of the worst movies I've ever seen. The acting is horrible, the plot is predictable, and the cinematography is bad. I can't believe how good the reviews of this movie are unless they are fake. We turned the movie off not even halfway through but then I finished it the next day out of morbid curiosity...and it didn't get any better.
Predictable. Ordinary. Boring. Tries too hard to make a political statement.
Fantastic. The spoon scraping in the tea cup will give me heebee jeebee's for the next few weeks. Loved it.
Racism was more of a platform than the underlying reason for the second generation activities. The Armitage family members clearly did not like each other. The movie tests interpretive skills and is clever in many ways. To only see racism is too simple.
Get Out was not what I was expecting. It portrayed the issue of racism in a very different and odd way. This movie was quite good and thrilling, it had me hooked right till the end with its mysteriousness. Overall, it was a good suspense thriller which had really good acting and a different but interesting storyline.
A disturbing psychological thriller. Quite different from what I was expecting, but in a good way. Great acting and truly suspenseful in some parts.
An excellent film that provides social commentary while it entertains.
This film echos Hitchcock's suspense & David Lynch's surrealism.
WOW! Finally, Very good psychological thriller with plenty of suspense, twists and turns that has you on the edge of your seat to the very end without all the blood and gore.
This movie makes me want to go to my black friends and give them a long, loving hug.
I suppose you could call this a highly intelligent horror movie. The writer and director are clearly masters at creating suspense and anticipation. I felt quite tense and anxious from early on in the film, without really knowing a lot about the film in advance. I realized that I was scared and kept saying to myself, alone in the house, "I'm scared." I considered not watching all of it in one sitting but I'm glad that I allowed for continuity. I think this is the first horror/suspense movie that I've ever seen that should be followed by a process/discussion group of your closest loved ones. Black Lives certainly do Matter and this film makes me believe it all the more passionately.
Was rather impressed with this first time director/writer, Jordan Peele (co-wrote the 2016 Keanu film) movie. Had some tense moments and was rather good as a creepy weird/horror film. Thought the acting suited the parts.
However, i did not feel like the ending was as realistic or as good as the "alternative ending" that is provided on the DVD.
There is a segment of the bonus material that does provide some interesting background information and even some clips, not used in the film, that actually helped to know the bigger story (not the deleted scene section).
I would have given it a better rating, if not for the ending provided in the released version.
"Guess who's coming to dinner" reloaded for the 21st Cent.
This is a sinister concoction of social commentary, science fiction and black (no pun intended) comedy; an extended riff on the minority experience in the U.S.
Absolutely recommended. Regarding the alternate ending: it would have been much more realistic, but I would've hated it.
For the deleted scenes, there are seven different versions of the one where his friend rescues him. One would've been great for inclusion in the final film: my candidates are the ones titled "Rose's vote" or "White girls."
An exceptionally tense and well crafted Horror film with a (somewhat) unique premise.
The lead (Daniel Kaluuya) is absolutely brilliant. The central supporting cast is almost as good.
Oddly enough, despite its surface appearance, the movie makes no paticular commentary on Race. Yet does, however, rely on it heavily as a plot device.
That is to say: The movie has nothing to do with racism even though it has racists in it.
The movie really had only one major drawback.
The comedy relief (Lil Rey Howery) spoils every scene he is in by detracting from the overall tension.
It was an exceptionally poor idea to cast him.
Great movie though.
Written and directed by Jordan Peele in 2017, this American horror film depicts a supernatural unbelievably disgusting plan and its subsequent incident.
I thought this was a serious drama.
If I knew this was a horrow flick, I wouldn't have viewed it.
Although this is NOT my cup of tea at all, a script is well-crafted.
At the very end, however, I laughed my head off to death.
This was probably a lot creepier simply because it is described as a horror film so I had imagined worse. In hindsight, there's an obvious conceptual parallel to a 1999 film that doesn't involve racial differences but you don't really find out what's going on in either until the end so I won't spoil it.
I personally thought this movie was well done. It’s freaky, kinda gory, and twisted with an interesting back story. Definitely a movie to add on to the list of scary movies to watch during Halloween. It keeps you on your toes!
Not what I expected, but gripping from start to finish. Refreshingly original.
A shocking thriller that raises disturbing questions about the status of racism in today's society. Highly recommended.
I don’t know if this is a horror film as much as an unsettling one. Weird things happen and most of the people are creepy, but it takes awhile to figure that out. Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) is believable as the black boyfriend meeting the white girlfriend, Rose Armitage’s (Allison Williams) white, weird parents.
After seeing the trailers and ad campaign, I NEVER felt interested in getting out to see this one. First of all, not a Jordan Peele fan, at all. Then, it was embarrassing the way he had the African dude playing a 'Stephan Fetch it' old timey black, racist character from the 30's, (also he would get more hate from the parents, being darker), going out with a semi-attractive bleached blonde. Why couldn't he make the cliché more realistic by at least having the guy be more African American looking, more mixed and less bug eyed?
From what I hear the movie wants it both ways, too, from 'don't dare date white gals, or look out!' and 'why can't we all get along and not have to date our own kind if we aren't attracted to them?' Pick a side!
If Jordan wanted to be fair, he would portray his own life of being a mixed race guy who dates whites?! Have some Chutzpah, Mr. Peele!