Well written, original, smart, well acted, with an awesome ending!
I wasn't as bother by the racism in the movie as I thought I would be and in fact, I appreciated it because it opened up room for dialog with my friends after we watched it.
It was a horror/comedy movie that didn't feed into the "Black people in horror movies" stereotype as much as some horror movies have in the past as well as present times.
I found it very difficult to understand what the acclaim was for. Poorly done and in-your-face obvious racial commentary.
Thank God Armond White Ruined their "100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes score" honestly, this movie was hyped up on pure media and Activists. Now, let's see...is it scary? No. Is it a thriller? Kinda. Is it overrated? To the maximum! Is the movie itself beautiful? Yes, the visuals in this movie was fantastic. It wasn't cheap but very fancy and beautiful with the setting and visuals. Now, again why is this in the horror section? I have no idea.
Great movie..... the undertones of race are subtle and well-done. It's scary, but not gory which makes it a great watch! I would recommend!
This movie is one of the best original psychological social thriller I've seen in a long time.
The beginning was promising, but deteriorated rapidly when the couple got to the dinner table. The brother appeared to be very drunk and evil and parents didn't seem to mind. Well I did -off it went.
Weird & crazy movie. Lots of 'f***' which does nothing at all for an already stupid movie. This was a waste of time.
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.
Regarding TheSandoz comment that cotton batting in the ear was not possible. I you watch earlier scenes of our hero strapped to the chair show him bitting at the straps holding his wrists. It is quite obvious that he was able to move his head down to his hands which would enable him to place batting into his ears.
Jordan Peele known for comedy due to his duo Comedy Show Key and Peele stretches his writing skill into the world of Suspense and thriller. Get Out is really a film that keeps you at the edge of your seat and goes out of its way to break all the conformity of usual horror films.
This unique film perfectly balances horror and comedy on the edge of a race-relations knife, with surprising twists. Great writing includes uncomfortably razor-sharp observations of racial attitudes and stereotypes while masterfully blending several genres of film. The actors really pull it off, over the top!
Predictable. Ordinary. Boring. Tries too hard to make a political statement.
Great movie. One of my favorite movies of the year. Even with the ending given away to me it still surprised and delivered a great story. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good physiological thriller.
More than just a standard-issue thriller, this brutal, smart movie is impeccably made, as well as surprising, shocking, and funny, while also offering a compassionate, thoughtful look at race.
Very original. Great acting.
Slow to start, but, keeps you guessing.
Watch the comments on the extras, with the
alternative ending. It gives you an insight, into
how clever Jordan Peele, really is.
WOW! I have not been that tense and enthralled in a movie like that in a long time! This movie feels like it can happen to anyone, and the overall creepiness and loss of control is just so powerful! I was afraid for the protagonist Chris the entire way! A really well made film that has you gripping your seat!
I hate horror movies so I was having a small anxiety about watching this, but it was incredibly good. Better in the theater but still a must-watch.
This is a horror film, but with a point. We also watched the interviews with the film maker, and it seems he wanted to combine classic horror themes with some other concepts about race that he understood would make people uncomfortable. He said he hoped it would open avenues of conversation. Honestly, the racial themes were extreme, and they bothered me. I feel like we need bi-directional healing in our culture, and I'm not sure whether this film promotes that or sinks back in the wrong direction. In the end, I worry that it promotes a hurtful concept that whites and blacks are really never friends, which is just wrong.
Imagine a "Twilight Zone" episode written by Victor LaValle, James Baldwin and Chris Rock, that's the sense I got from "Get Out". Truly has the spooky, creepy vibe with keen eye for racial topics and the occasional funny quip. Bear in mind, you have to allow suspension of disbelief for some of the science (like Bing producing useful search results). And I found the alternate ending worth watching (left me thinking what was the better choice).
The racial satire part was good, the rest was overdone. Entertaining thriller.
If you've ever tried to make yourself comfortable on an overnight stay with a family you don't know, you'll understand how the horror kicks off. Just gets weirder as everyone gets to know each other.