2 Reviews/One Movie
Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, LilRel Howery, Stephen Root
Directed by Jordan Peele
2017 / 103 Minutes / Universal Pictures
First Review by Brent R.
Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele) has directed what might be one of the greatest thrillers of all time. I don’t think I have been this entertained by thriller in years. This is the kind of movie experience I love! A film so engaging that fills you with emotions the entire way through. Get Out is absolutely in instant classic!
The story is fantastic and completely captivating the entire way through. This could have gone completely wrong and been an absolute mess in the wrong hands, but thankfully Peele’s blend of humour, horror and thrills are balanced so perfectly. Story elements that could have come off ridiculous were believable and worked. His script is so original and insanely brilliant!
Peele uses interesting and amazing visuals to convey what the character is thinking and going through ‘in particular scenes’ that are so visually perfect. (I’m trying not to spoil anything so I’m not going into details). I was so impressed by these visuals that it added even more to an already amazing film.
The cast is terrific! All the performances were dead on. Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams were fantastic. Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener were both compelling and will definitely make you feel something.
I’m totally blown away by Get Out. It’s the perfect blend of humour and thriller with it’s almost Twilight Zone feel that will grasp and engage you. It’s been years since a thriller like this excited and engrossed me. I can’t rave enough about it. Get Out and see this movie immediately!!!
Second Review by Elise M.
I’m going to start my review with a quote from Roger Ebert: The movies are like a machine that generates empathy. It lets you understand a little bit more about different hopes, aspirations, dreams and fears. It helps us to identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us.“
For me, that quote completely encapsulates the experience I had watching Get Out. I’m not going to get political here because I know there will be many think pieces written about this once the movie hits theatres that will articulate what I’m feeling much better than I ever could. What I will say is that I hope people of a certain ilk watch this movie, realize the world doesn’t exist through the singular viewpoint they identify with and either wake up or shut up.
Anywhoo, this movie is absolutely brilliant. I expected I would have a good time since I’m a huge fan (who isn’t?) of Jordan Peele’s sketch comedy show Key & Peele with Keegan-Michael Key. What I didn’t expect was to go through a whole roller coaster of emotion! I was thrilled, I was laughing, I was scared, I was happy, I was sad, I was uncomfortable, I was in awe.
There is so much creativity permeating every frame of the film and the acting is so good it’s mind blowing that this is Peele’s directorial debut. I can’t wait to see what he does next. Daniel Kaluuya is surely to break out after this and I recommend to check out the episode ofBlack Mirror he starred in. I was really impressed with Allison Williams too and the rest of the supporting cast was spot on.
This movie cannot be missed, you have to go see it at the theatre at you have to see it NOW. Like, why are you still here? Get outta here and see Get Out!