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Get Out

2017
Suspense/Thriller
Horror
1h 44m
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Avg Percentile 64.23% from 6396 total ratings

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Rated 21 Apr 2017
85
86th
Anything I write here will reveal how white I am as I trip over the words to describe how black I felt watching this.
Rated 10 Apr 2017
80
86th
Tense, well-acted and well-directed. Which is why I could easily forgive its preposterous aspects. (I mean, come on ... no-one uses Bing in real life, am I right?)
Rated 26 Feb 2017
91
90th
Horror is a surprising vehicle for empathy. Few genres are able to so deftly enter the perspective of a character and pry out internal fears, subjective realities, and inner demons. What works so brutally well here is the way Peele slowly, eerily, gives passive racial/racist assumptions and cliches an uncanny physicality. For the runtime, I was seeing the world through Chris' eyes. And given the plot of the film, as a white person, this fact is absolutely terrifying in more ways than one.
Rated 17 Jun 2017
95
84th
Full of good directing and really good acting, and really well written. I thought it felt a little crisp and original myself. It's unsettling when it needs to be and the comic relief doesn't get in the way of how nuts and crazy the final project is. It really is just all around a really well made movie. If you haven't seen it I recommend it.
Rated 16 Nov 2017
80
88th
Finally a movie that deals with race in a way that I should be able to make a safe joke about it without getting really jittery about coming across hateful. .... ..... .... Nope, I've deleted about six now.
Rated 27 Nov 2017
85
92nd
Fantastic mood-setting, buildup and escalation. The big reveals were all effective, the casting's great and it never feels like it has a slow moment or unnecessary scene. The much-needed type of horror that has something to say about society and just kicks ass or makes you cringe doing so.
Rated 19 Feb 2018
84
92nd
Genuinely tense, unsettling, thought-provoking, blackly comic and thoroughly enjoyable. A really fresh-feeling horror film. Peele is a director to watch, and Kaluuya knocks it out the park. Highly recommended.
Rated 24 Apr 2017
92
98th
Really outstanding and the type of movie you should know as little about as possible going in. I'm very impressed with the direction and how incredibly tight this script was. Honestly not one second of filler in the whole thing. Edit: On second viewing, it's even more tightly scripted than I thought. This is probably the best script of the last decade.
Rated 09 Apr 2017
63
60th
I liked it better than I thought I would, though it positions itself almost from the onset as a variation on "The Stepford Wives", relies on cheesy TV tropes of medicine and psychotherapy, and isn't as deep as the hype suggests. "Get out" is nevertheless excellently directed and performed, resolves itself with daring and panache, and doesn't take itself too seriously - which may be its biggest asset.
Rated 22 Apr 2017
88
95th
Perhaps the greatest thing about "Get Out" isn't that it's a horror movie, but that it's a very dark comedy set *within* the horror movie that endemic racism makes of society. Rather than preach, Peele just gleefully feeds us drops of poisoned sweet tea until we're out of excuses for how we didn't see the monster all along. A movie that itches more than it lets you scratch.
Rated 10 Jul 2017
80
85th
What can be said about this breakout hit of 2017 that hasn't already been said? How about, "the emerald green of the lawn around the Armitage estate was almost as emerald green as the green emerald in Kathleen Turner's box office blockbuster, Romancing the Stone." That definitely hasn't been said.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
90
97th
Jordan Peele has worked almost exclusively in comedy up to this point in his career, but he transitions seamlessly to horror with his debut feature, Get Out, which showcases his unique voice and is one of the best horror films in recent memory. It works by letting its audience experience the various situations in the movie - many of which are filled with small, but not insignificant, moments of racism - through the eyes of a black protagonist. We get to walk in his shoes, so to speak.
Rated 25 May 2017
76
92nd
Amazingly well made horror flick. It succeeds in every attempt it makes and not just the jump scares and obvious eeriness. You experience the film from the perspective of a young black man, and for me a fortyish white man, that might be a movie first. Really loved Bradley Whitford but the obvious star here is Kaluuya, who I previously loved in Black Mirror. Really excited to see what else Peele can do.
Rated 08 May 2017
71
53rd
It's a great concept for a horror movie to exploit racial identity & tension in such a satirical way. Indeed there's a lot of really good setup in the first two thirds that hits all the right nerves but it's partially let down by a final act that is neither well conceived nor over the top enough. Sadly it kinda turns into standard slasher fare that amounts to very little thematic payoff, just some mild cathartic release. Certainly a bit disappointing after the extremely promising buildup.
Rated 26 May 2017
6
56th
With one exceptional scene aside (when Chris goes to smoke the first cigarette), this movie falls flat and far short of its potential. It rapidly escalates into an illogical and poorly developed plot. A 'Stepford housewives' with racial tension swapped for gender differences.Host to some unbelievably cringe-worthy characters (the brother, who is merely a creep with no depth beyond that characteristic) and extremely shallow character development all around. It comes to an equally bland finish.
Rated 02 Apr 2017
88
99th
Intense and unsettling yet thought-provoking and creative at the same time. It does falter a little for me tonally and conceptually towards the end but I was still fully invested. The Black Mirror vibes are pretty strong.
Rated 13 Apr 2017
95
97th
In his first film, Jordan Peele nails the concept of slow-burn. With such a strong concept, you'd be hard-pressed to imagine the movie being anywhere near as good as it is, but you'd be wrong. Peele is a master behind the camera, and all of the actors, especially Kaluuya nail it. Something like this, hasn't been seen for years, and honestly its reminiscent of a more culturally aware version of Rosemary's Baby. Incredible and absolutely a must-see.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
94
97th
Jordan Peele masterfully blends tension and suspense with genuine laughs. Skin crawling anxiety gets inside your head, and not even the gut busting laughter can fully begin to sooth it. An obvious fan of the genre, Jordan Peele wrote a fantastic horror film. Not only a sharp commentary on race, but simply a smart horror script. The story logic never had audiences yelling at the screen at stupid character decisions, but instead cheering on the main character with applause.
Rated 19 Jan 2018
84
89th
Tense, satirical and scary enough. Williams is in particular fantastic. The final 10 minutes or so don't quite match up to the rest of the film, and the rest of the film is outstanding.
Rated 12 Feb 2021
79
61st
An average horror flick that's slightly elevated via some decent (if simplistic) racial discussions. Peele obviously loves horror, and has empathy for women in those movies. Here he liberally borrows from the gaslighting of Rosemary's Baby and Scream's woman being unjustly punished to show how those similarities exist for African-American men. The relationship angle would've been better had the movie had any class consciousness. Still, kudos for creating a film that'll be imitated for years.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
90
92nd
A great horror film. One of the real horrors is the racism hiding behind a liberal facade. I like that the film doesn't become bleak nihilism; instead, it's a fun thrill ride until the end.
Rated 02 Mar 2017
80
70th
I feel like I'm the only person who thought this was going to be awful. Jordan Peele does not usually impress me and I thought this would devolve into generic wannabe horror with lazy, self-important "This is how black people view white people" messaging. What I got was... intense. Interesting. Mostly smart. And really, quite good. When you're dealing with this sub-genre of horror, your antagonists will usually be a little kabuki-ish, and that's true here too, but damn. Peele proved me wrong.
Rated 01 Nov 2017
83
84th
Somewhat predictable, but still a good watch and some very good acting. Good ending too.
Rated 21 Mar 2017
88
80th
"I would have voted for Obama a third time"
Rated 27 Mar 2017
75
81st
Catherine Keener returns in Being John Malkovich 2
Rated 27 Mar 2017
75
52nd
Despite nearly universal glowing reviews, don't expect something completely original or utterly terrifying. What you will get is a fairly fun movie that has a couple great comedic touches while still maintaining it's horror nature. It's a competent movie with a slightly derivative plot that will remind you of several other horror movies, but just enough differences to keep you guessing along the way, and it certainly doesn't divulge too much plot too quickly, one catastrophic mistake for many.
Rated 08 May 2017
7
57th
If the Dharma Initiative was in the hands of middle class white liberals, Jacob was a blind art dealer and everyone crashing on the Island was black. I'm obviously grasping at straws here, but I'd totally watch that show.
Rated 02 Apr 2018
20
18th
Enough already. Don't even try to explain it like "it's all about metaphores and stuff" no, it's not. It doesn't make any sense. And please, don't try to make Jordan Peele seem successful or brilliant. All 20pts for Betty Gabriel.
Rated 10 Oct 2017
75
62nd
Offers some great thrills and jokes, but it fails to elevate itself above its incredibly relevant premise with a very shaky and predictable ending. That being said, this movie will be memorable for what it does right, which is provide some well-delivered satire on the many permutations of racism ranging from micro-aggressions to a full-blown physical/mental colonization of being by white oppressors. Peele really cemented a foundation for a good trajectory here and I'm excited for what's next.
Rated 29 Mar 2018
30
20th
I now live in a world where "I'm T-S-Motherfucking-A" is a line in an Oscar winning screenplay. Did I miss something? Was there a racial commentary or a good script here? That's all I keep hearing about. Instead I got a decently directed horror movie with a super obvious plot with super obvious twists and super nonsensical resolutions. I loved the scene they didn't show him kill Catherine Keener because fuck good editing. At least it wasn't made by Key.
Rated 01 Mar 2017
80
86th
'i'm gonna keep my expectations grounded...' *'Redbone' plays* 'fuck, this is gonna be good.'
Rated 12 Apr 2018
75
77th
Lands confidently right in the sweet spot between proper horror and self aware satire.
Rated 05 Mar 2017
100
99th
Explores the kind of racism Hollywood HATES actually talking about. Perfect in almost every way, and even more impressive because it's the director and actors' both first big movies.
Rated 06 Mar 2017
67
84th
Much better than the 2004 remake of The Stepford Wives.
Rated 29 Sep 2017
81
82nd
Impressive work from Peele, who has crafted a film full of incisive satire, taut suspense, and imaginative, bone-chilling horror drawn from upper-class white banality. Though it delves into uncomfortable racial topics, it remains riveting and watchable, with dire material leavened by humor and surprising twists.
Rated 09 Mar 2017
6
95th
Those white chicks always get you.
Rated 10 Mar 2017
85
89th
Executed with precision and talent. Terrifying, affecting, and, at its end, so satisfying as to warrant a round of applause from the cinema audience.
Rated 06 Nov 2021
80
80th
I thought it was extremely suspenseful at points and pretty funny at others. It’s probably so good because it knew what to include and didn’t have any excess.
Rated 15 Mar 2017
95
66th
and GET IN to the nearest multiplex showing Get Out!
Rated 22 Sep 2018
100
96th
Get Out is the most prescient movie that I have ever watched. It does so much. This is the second time I've seen it and it is one of those movies that you want to watch other people experience. Get Out is terrifying in so many ways but the most terrifying moments have less to do with the horror/thriller moments in the movie and more with who we are as Americans. I've never seen a movie with so much bite that is also entertaining as hell to watch. The acting is fantastic and the directing too.
Rated 16 Mar 2017
85
92nd
This doesn't provide new national introspection when it comes to America's troubled race relations. What makes it quite unique is how it cleverly weaves multiple race topics as a very well executed genre film. There are creepy character interactions throughout which analyze issues like white entitlement over the minority mind and body, interracial dating, stereotypes, and paranoid assumptions. It never gets preachy and goes all out in its overarching theme about racial trust and betrayal.
Rated 19 Mar 2017
88
88th
Sometimes Peele's inexperience with directing is clear, and the TSA agent subplot was a little too overtly comedic and unnecessary sometimes, but otherwise holy HELL what a sharp, disturbing movie. The racial themes are portrayed intelligently, and with slightly more subtlety than you would expect, while the dialogue rings true. Cast are perfect for their roles, and there are some remarkable visuals. The amount of little details you only catch in hindsight makes it even better.
Rated 01 Feb 2018
91
90th
This might be the first year when Daniel Day-Lewis didn't have the best performance of anyone named Daniel. Great acting all around, especially from Daniel Kaluuya & Catherine Keener. I was on the edge of my seat the entire last hour of the movie because, holy crap, the tension was insane. I love the amount of humor that's worked into this, without ever taking away from the suspense and fear. The script, the cinematography, the directing, the score, the themes... everything just came together.
Rated 17 Apr 2017
90
92nd
A culturally aware and smart horror flick with humor scattered about to keep you guessing and the tension high.
Rated 19 Apr 2017
88
89th
The film introduces issues of modern racial politics in a horror context with care and nuance. It's accomplished both technically (immaculate direction and acting) and in terms of artistry (while it's accessible thanks to its unique and intriguing premise, it's also highly stylized). Its success bodes well for the future of horror film and smaller experimental movies, and it shows that there's a healthy desire for horror and action thrillers with meaningful social commentary in the mainstream.
Rated 22 Oct 2017
70
81st
We are living in exciting times, ladies and gentlemen, the horror genre truly is resurging! In this alternate universe where Windows phones and Infinity cars are the bomb, a film written and directed by Jordan Peele is actually pretty great! Joke aside, Get Out is inventive, funny, well cast, well shot and well written. Another fresh take on the genre and a wonderful watch from start to finish. /c Prince Charles Cinema
Rated 20 Apr 2017
71
61st
Not as much of a horror film as I was led to believe, still intensely interesting throughout with the smart concept played just about as far as it could possibly go. I was rather underwhelmed as the third act played and thought it felt quite a bit rushed.
Rated 04 Aug 2018
72
81st
Excellent acting, perfect ending, great production value. Writing and directing are brilliant. Funny and disturbing film. The build-up is slow, but man is it ever worth it. Jesus.
Rated 04 Dec 2017
74
90th
Waltzes masterfully between uncomfortable social comedy and true thriller territory. Dives into well used horror-movie tropes just as the awkward anxiety reaches an unbearable peak, allowing it to succeed both as a social commentary and a horror movie in its own right.
Rated 17 Jun 2018
65
44th
As horror, it's not really an horror. It's first and foremost a satirical movie. Funny to watch, really, but very plain as social commentary. Basically it's saying: "nigga, the liberals want to fuck us too, they want you as part of their dreamland world only if you ain't a real nigga anymore. Like Obama. Don't trust the whites". Ok, funny, there is a part of truth in that, but it feels more like a stand-up routine than an idea for a movie. An horror movie, even.
Rated 28 Jan 2018
78
46th
Over-hyped due 2 core message that was bound 2 be popular with professional media / too risky 2 honestly critique rather than just gush over. That said, I DONT disagree with point it is (perhaps overly heavy-handed in) making. I know US Hist & Pol well & there IS still a long way 2 go. Also, as Director's 1st film, it is impressive, tho not flawless; eg. ending feels rushed. 4* V impressive debut - Yes. But 5* Oscar material - Sorry, I don't see it. It IS good just not AS good as being said
Rated 14 Sep 2017
60
72nd
Movie monsters don't even need makeup anymore, because it's 2017 and all white people are evil, right Hollywood?
Rated 27 Feb 2018
75
71st
Sooo... do we talk about how this is basicly The Skeleton Key with the races reversed? No? Okay. Anywhoo, Get Out was a delight. The dark sense of humor and sledgehammer satire that runs through it elevates it above the usual thriller/horror gunk, as do the uniformly wonderful performances. There's a bunch of plotholes and contrivances but the movie is too much fun for it to matter much,
Rated 12 May 2017
65
62nd
An upper-middle class white family is brutally murdered after a home-invasion gone wrong. Get Out is the tale from the African-American intruder's perspective. The film is shot like a comedy incorporating horror tropes, but delivers neither laughs nor scares. Instead, this film cleverly portrays discrimination in a post-tolerant world. The plot is similar to The Stepford Wives while the tone is closer to Hot Fuzz, but the film stands on its own as an engaging, enjoyable ride.
Rated 27 Dec 2017
90
80th
One of the most totally engaging films I've see in a while. Its seamless transitions from suspense, to comedy, to horror thrills and back enhance its brilliant subversions. Horror can produce such original films when the thrills are coming from a place of inspiration, and this movie fulfills that potential with a clever purpose.
Rated 19 Dec 2017
2
17th
watch THE ALCHEMIST COOKBOOK for an awesome recent DIY horror populated by nothing but african americans. this struck me as more of a glorified twitter-era thinkpiece than an immersive movie, clever and woke to a fault, suspiciously lapped up wholesale by its supposed satirical targets. did i mention i've been reading a lot of armond white lately? (j/k of course)
Rated 24 Feb 2017
82
78th
The type of socially conscious horror I thought was dead. A film that derives its power from the endless news cycle of death and bigotry. The protege of Up Tight and Spook Who Sat by the Door and that whole wave of late-60s Black Power thrillers.
Rated 25 Feb 2017
82
84th
Yes, this is a horror film directed by a comedian, but despite its comic moments if you had no idea who Jordan Peele was, you wouldn't be able to tell. There's no "monsters" here, but the atmosphere is done well. It doesn't overstay its welcome and has some great comedic relief. The endgame of the family isn't conveyed as well as could be, but IMO it doesn't take away too much from the film. Here's to wishing Peele takes on other genres.
Rated 24 Feb 2018
90
92nd
Get in.
Rated 26 May 2017
7
76th
While it does play on the horror trope of someone visiting a place and things go wrong, it is surprisingly unique. This actually isn't a horror movie and more of a suspense film. Peele made a really weird and creepy atmosphere, but did so through human interactions and not so much jump scares or other cliche horror tendencies. It has its own tick and it's something that sets its self apart from other movies. Overall, aside from a few pacing issues, this movie is really good, props to Peele.
Rated 27 Feb 2017
5
42nd
As much as I wanted to love it, I couldn't help but think it was much sillier than it needed to be. Instead of making a truly terrifying and crazy movie with its concept, it settles for b-movie fun. That's all well and good, but for some reason I wanted more. As a thriller it isn't that satisfying because the reveal is painfully obvious to anyone with even the slightest bit of foresight, and the satire, while good, is pretty straightforward.
Rated 28 Feb 2017
85
89th
This is a great directorial debut for Jordan Peele. The script is great, this is a really well made horror film. The cast does an excellent job. I highly recommend this film.
Rated 11 Nov 2017
84
77th
Fun, thrilling and clever too!
Rated 03 Oct 2017
85
90th
Really liked it, not what I expected but better.
Rated 27 Aug 2017
90
88th
A clever, tightly-scripted & perfectly executed racial variation (&improvement) of the Stepford Wives. Of course the mostly white liberal media's profuse outpouring of love for the film's illustrations of the ways well-meaning white liberals who overcompensate also make blacks miserable is no small irony. While "checking your privilege" demands whites should always be mindful of how much better they have it & view blacks differently, apparently they should also simultaneously just be themselves.
Rated 24 May 2017
15
82nd
W4E2P2S1V1M1A2R2. If La La Land was the musical for the mainstream, this was the horror film for the mainstream. So all the knocks on it lacking enough true horror are missing that the judicious use of jump scares and gore makes it more accessible to folks who would normally never go near a Saw movie. I don't know if it was as clever as everyone says, but it was at least very tactful and broadly resonant.
Rated 06 Mar 2017
44
75th
Just a very good horror film, with some comedy elements, about race in America. I've always been a sucker for scary movies about social issues (eg Rosemary's Baby) especially when they're this well written.
Rated 02 Feb 2018
4
74th
To take deeply serious thematic material and treat it with tropey genre motifs. The result is a tongue only partially in cheek, self-reflexive satire which inspires uncomfortable laughter. The sheer enthusiasm with which this has been filmed and performed is infectious.
Rated 03 Dec 2017
88
84th
One of those films that takes an established concept and does it really well with a slight twist. The racial subtext gives a lot of opportunities for cheap payoffs but they are mostly skipped in favor of building up to more creative ones. Early scenes interacting with the family are (intentionally) pretty awkward to watch which kind of turned me off but the script manages very well from there. Definitely worth a watch, even for those who don't usually enjoy horror.
Rated 10 Mar 2017
96
93rd
Amazingly intricate horror thriller. I felt uneasy the entire time watching. Jordan Peele is able to tell a famialr story that hits on a lot of horror beats and cliches, but tell them with a focus on racial issues, which makes these beats and cliches feel fresh. Peele uses his humor timing to great affect by using the same timing with scares. Everything comes backs to be important to the story, which is amazing. Only problem is the grilfriend's acting was sometimes hit or miss
Rated 13 Mar 2018
87
74th
I don't often watch horror films but when I do they tend to be fairly good and not so scary. And oh boy such acting! Of course they went over the top with crocodile tears but whatever. I feel genuine satisfaction on many levels after watching this one. Thanks Bill Gates and what is your company again? for sponsoring this one! Ps: too bad Chris will get convicted for mass murder.
Rated 22 May 2017
65
73rd
Very good.
Rated 13 Mar 2017
81
53rd
Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) goes with his girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) to visit her parents at their rural home. But he's black and they're white, and his unease about the situation is soon validated. Tips its hand a bit too early, and suffers from an uncertain tone in the first half, but settles down in the second half to become a superbly nerve-wracking - and quite funny - allegory for modern race relations. Jordan Peele makes a very promising directorial debut; the cast is overall solid.
Rated 05 Mar 2018
80
77th
Original, something different. There was so much hype around it that maybe I was expecting more. Good movie.
Rated 10 May 2018
85
90th
Intelligent, exciting, funny, scary... what more can you hope for in a thriller? This awesome flick hits all its targets right on the nose, and is engaging throughout.
Rated 27 Nov 2017
88
86th
50 years after Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Get Out portrays through bitingly satirical horror that if you think we're post-racial, "get out".
Rated 22 Mar 2019
81
77th
Remove the scene where the friend talks to the officers and the flashbacks, as both interrupt the emotional flow of the third act. Otherwise this is a perfectly fine horror film bolstered by its racial satire as well as a streak of dark humor. The scene where Chris meets the partygoers made me laugh for several minutes straight.
Rated 27 Mar 2019
80
65th
A relatively formulaic, but surprisingly unpredictable horror/comedy, who's greatest achievement is it's capacity to leave you uncertain if you should be laughing or screaming.
Rated 07 Aug 2017
71
60th
Some stuff in the beginning's really forced, but otherwise really cool. Good concept, well executed.
Rated 07 Jul 2017
85
93rd
Really solid movie with great plot and acting. Some might even say that it makes you think.
Rated 22 Aug 2017
81
78th
I haven't laughed this much since Get In
Rated 25 Feb 2022
100
94th
Brilliant movie feels like this
 could possibly happen It's very deceptive At first I’m 
just thinking these are weird
 cultural clashes that
 sometimes happen when meeting someone’s family But as the movie goes on it just
 continues to get weirder 
Favorite scene when mom hypnotizes him
 and I’m thinking no way Than you realize she really did hypnotize him
 It's a totally mind blowing
 moment
 But in the best possible way
Rated 15 Apr 2017
94
94th
Get Out is one of the most effective horror films of the decade.
Rated 20 Mar 2020
80
83rd
There's this old b-movie called something along the lines of "The Thing With Two Heads". In which an old racist dude dying from some kind of disease, wants to have his head transplanted to a fresh body and the only compatible one is that of a young black man. Hilarity ensues. This is basically the grim-dark remake of that.
Rated 22 Apr 2017
8
71st
Got way too hyped before watching it, and as a horror goes it was pretty predictable. Psyched for Jordan Peele to make some good films though.
Rated 22 Apr 2017
85
93rd
(GUESS WHOSE COCOON IS COMING TO DINNER)
Rated 23 Apr 2017
90
90th
The best "horror" movie in years, they manage to avoid, or play on, a number of horror tropes.
Rated 26 Apr 2017
79
80th
I think it might have gotten over-hyped A LITTLE, but it was definitely a solid, tightly-packed horror movie. There was a good ending, and the only thing it suffers for is a small handful of lazy jump scares.
Rated 29 Jun 2017
70
75th
This is a good one. The acting is superb all around, the atmosphere great. Keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. I don't have much to complain about apart from the very very end, which went cliché but was still fun to watch. Interesting premise, great delivery.
Rated 16 May 2018
100
99th
Horror movie of the millenium.
Rated 03 Apr 2018
95
98th
Difficult to seperate out the elements of GO that make it such a success, but Peele has produced a real classic: the steady pacing of the first two acts create a slow but incessant racheting of tension; the superb character development, the use of humour that doesn't dominate (but just 'part of life'), and a view of "racism" from both 'white' and 'black' which is an eye opener. The last third could have decended into slasher flick territory, but for a superb twist and a really satisfying end
Rated 10 Sep 2017
68
66th
While the left waste their time attacking strawmen (i.e 'racist' conservatives), Peele recognises a far more insidious threat lurking beneath a facade of tolerance and civility: bourgeois liberals who claim to be equalists but hold patronising views about race that go unexamined. Peele obviously borrows some ideas from Seconds and Body Snatchers, which was mostly missed by critics gushing in overappraisal, but it's a confident debut that deftly uses genre as a vehicle for social criticism.
Rated 10 May 2017
90
97th
Of course the initial 100% on rotten tomatoes is a tough expectation to live up to, and for a horror buff, it wasn't entirely a horror film even. The few horror scenes that are here are phenomenal, the racial tension is done well, and it's not too slow at all. Of course it has flaws, the twists aren't hard to predict or anything special, the horror aspect (IMO) should have been a bit more prominent and the slight comedy didn't blend well. Still well written and executed.
Rated 06 Mar 2017
85
73rd
A frightening exploration of modern racism dressed up as a fun, slowly-unraveling Hitchcockian thriller; and highly effective on both levels.
Rated 15 Mar 2017
97
91st
Saw the main actor of this movie on the tv show Black Mirror, I knew he was going to be something big from that episode alone. This movie solidifies that thought. he definitely has great range and charisma, can't wait to see more from him. Jordan Peele made such a great mixture of comedy, suspense and horror with this film, for a first time director, this is an amazing start. I already loved Key and Peele, now it seems they're just giving me more reasons to continue doing the same.
Rated 21 Mar 2017
80
68th
This was .. not what I expected going in. A lot funnier in places than I expected. Ratcheted up the tension nicely, although perhaps a little clunkily in some places. Superb acting throughout from Daniel Kaluuya. Brilliantly creepy moments from the other black cast members (I want to know if that single tear shed by Betty Gabriel was real). Satisfying ending. If horror movies are a snapshot reflection of society's current issues then this doesn't paint us in a particularly good light.
Rated 01 Apr 2017
85
76th
Overall very competent especially the art direction and atmosphere. Not only a good representation of a horror comedy, but it also handles it's more socially focused themes with ease. The reason I can't give this full marks is the screenplay. As good as it is, every once in awhile there are still bits of dialogue or just certain decisions that are tinged with a bit of cliche.These moments serve as a reminder to the audience that this is still very much Peele's first film.
Rated 29 May 2017
70
54th
Boy, this movie catches you off guard even though you know it's going to have a bad ending from the start :D - good mix between horror and yes.. some comedy ;)
Rated 28 Apr 2017
70
67th
A seriously impressive debut from Peele. He really nails those scary, suspenseful scenes. It's definitely not straight-up horror though. And sometimes I wished it was. There's a sort of twist that comes in near the end that I didn't really like. It didn't make much sense to me, and felt ultimately unnecessary. The performances were all good, especially Kaluuya. My expectations were probably a little too high because of all the hype on it, but yeah, very solid, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Rated 08 May 2017
64
80th
Great debut from director Jordan Peele. This is definitely up there with recent quality horror films like It Follows & The Witch, but I felt that it didn't quite reach that level. I applaud it for boldly tackling sensitive racial issues, perhaps more so than any recent dramas, but I felt that it lost quite a lot of steam within the last 30 mins which more or less followed the usual horror cliches. Also the scenes with LilRel Howery were too flat out comedic and took me out of the main story.

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