GET OUT (2017) Review

GET OUT (2017) Review

Let's just get this up front and out of the way, Get Out is a Blumhouse Productions film. Blumhouse Productions is Jason Blum, the man behind the Paranormal Activity films, but to be perfectly clear, he isn't sticking to his old routines that we've come to expect from Paranormal Activity.

With that said, Get Out has a fresh cast, including Daniel Kaluuya (Kick-Ass 2, upcoming Marvel's Black Panther movie.), Allison Williams, & Bradley Whitford. It's written and directed by Jordan Peele, with this film being his directorial debut. And he did not do a bad job at it. His writing resume includes MADtv, Key and Peele.

The plot outline says:
"It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambiance will give way to a nightmare."

That's an understatement!

The film starts out with us watching a black man walking through a nice, quiet neighborhood, when suddenly a car starts following him, and as he tries to deal with ignoring him, but alas, the car stops, someone jumps out and he finds himself abducted.

Scene change to Chris (Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Williams) preparing to take a trip upstate to visit Rose's parents. The road trip is almost uneventful except for an altercation with a deer and they call the police to report it. But then the cop gets weird and accosts Chris but Rose sticks up for him. It was amazing to see.

Chris gets to meet her parents and their house staff, a pair of odd acting black people, a grounds keeper and a house maid.

As the weekend evolves, there's an obvious weirdness with Rose's family that isn't quite right, but on the surface, everything seems just too perfect. That is, until this "annual" get together when a lot of people start showing up to visit Rose's parents.

Rose smacks her head, realizing she made a mistake about scheduling for the weekend but decides they might as well stick around and enjoy the get-together. But even this gathering, this social event, seems odd at best. And Chris just can't put his finger on it.

Even the viewer, though we suspect what's going on, can't either. And then sheet hits the fan for everyone.


This is an interesting film, wrought with fascinating boredom that leads to anxiety filled evolution of the story right up to... well, crazy twists that may drop your jaw. Or not. It depends on how savvy you are or are not.

Get Out was a fun, tense filled, well done film. In fact, check it out - IMDb users gave it a 7.7/10 score and the Tomato meter sits at 99%. That's freaky, fans and critics agreeing.

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