Wednesday, February 22, 2017

GET OUT

Interracial couple Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams) take their dating to the next level: a weekend getaway to meet her parents. The rural estate of Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford) seems peaceful and they appear to welcome him into their family. But some startling discoveries give Chris a sense of danger and the need to get out.

Heightened suspense and a gripping story make this a top-grade thriller. First-time director Jordan Peele, comedy partner of Keegan-Michael Key, proves with this movie that he can give up his day job. He also wrote this film, which takes the horror genre to a new level. Peele has much to say about society and race with an
inventive approach that blends chills with a dash of humor. Slow deliberate pacing builds the tension right up to a graphically bloody conclusion that even the squeamish among us should be able to handle. Daniel Kaluuya ("Sicario") heads an impressive cast that makes this psychological shocker feel all so real. Allison Williams, who flew high in television's "Peter Pan Live!" (2014), is more grounded here and adds a few shades to her girlfriend role. Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford give layered performances as the parents. Caleb Landry Jones ("X-Men: First Class") provides the creep factor as Rose's brother Jeremy. Most of the comedy comes courtesy of Lil Rel Howery (TV's "The Carmichael Show") as Chris' best friend Rod Williams, a TSA officer who jumps to conclusions. The director masterfully gets the most out of his performers while bringing his satirical vision to life. The magnetic pull of "Get Out" will keep the audience in. (4 CAMS)


Rated R / Running Time: 103 minutes