I am a fan of the "Key & Peele" sketches, so I was excited to see Jordan Peele's directorial debut, which was sure to be packed full of social commentary. Ultimately, I found "Get Out" to be an interesting syncretism of "The Stepford Wives" meets "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".
The writing of the film is very intriguing. The mystery is interesting and the suspense is well-built. Some of the twists are a little obvious, but others were uncertain to me or even fully unexpected. At one point, the film seems like it is going to take a predictable turn. Instead, it takes an even more wild and intelligent turn. The film's satire is great, with Peele's signature humor being worked in frequently as comedic relief.
I also thought that the film was quite well made. The cinematography is really good. Some shots are very symbolic, and some are brilliantly used to heighten the suspense involved with a gory scene. The choice of music is also very good and fits the tone of the film. The acting in the film is great, with Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Stephen Root, and Bradley Whitford all nailing their roles. I won't go into specific details regarding them, as that could spoil the film, but Lil Rel Howery is also great as the comedic relief character.
Overall, I thought that "Get Out" was a great horror film. It is well-made and is pure satire. It is likely to be one of the best films in the genre this year. If you are a fan of "Key & Peele", like me, I highly recommend it.
Big Tuna's Rating: A
How Did I Watch It?: In theaters.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Yes.
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