Get Out

Chris and his girlfriend Rose go upstate to visit her parents for the weekend. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

  • Released: 2017-02-24
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery, Ashley LeConte Campbell, John Wilmot, Caren L. Larkey, Julie Ann Doan, Rutherford Cravens, Geraldine Singer, Yasuhiko Oyama, Richard Herd, Erika Alexander, Jeronimo Spinx, Ian Casselberry, Trey Burvant, John Donohue, Sean Paul Braud, Zailand Adams, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Evan Shafran, Tahj Vaughans
  • Director: Jordan Peele
 Comments
  • brad-morgan-79006 - 11 January 2023
    Painful, Gripping, Scary & Fun
    Get Out is the best film that's ever used the subject of racial divide - and to great extent. As you watch, you become immersed in the main characters plight to weave through offensive slurs and prevail from awkward situations, but if it's not the gruelling nature of his journey that grips you, it's the moment the film flips on its head and the end becomes the begining. Too often movies have a predictable nature about them, but Get Out gets you in the present moment as each second ticks by. So ingeniously implemented are each of the directors turns that you, the viewer, feel like both the first and last to experience each moment. I don't know if this film was produced for 3D, but never before have I watched a two-dimensional showing on a 50 inch screen, and felt so nervous as I anticipated each passing moment right there inside each gritty scene.
  • hanneloreprinsen - 10 January 2023
    Falls apart in the end
    I feel like there is this recurring problem with Peele's movies. I saw it with Us and I see it here too. Peele always manages to balance right on the edge of a masterpiece. The way he directs the cast really brings out some of the best performances I've seen. The shots are all beautiful and create emotion and tension exactly where they are supposed to.

    Where all of his films fall apart, is in the third act. If only he'd just leave the mystery and not over-explain the plot. Not only does it take away from the tension when everything is explained, it also brings all of the plotholes to the surface. The idea behind it is just never well executed. There are major logical errors.

    The biggest problem I have with this plot is the brain operation. They explain it as they bring the brain of one person into the head of another, but keep a small piece of the host brain to stay connected to the nervous system. This then means that the original owner of the body is living as an audience member of his own life. The flash from a camera apparently somehow lets the host gain full control of the body for a short time. This does not make any sense whatsoever. I'm not a neurosurgeon, but even I know that's not how brains work. You can't remove 90% of a brain and still have someone regain full awareness. It would have worked so much better if it had just been the hypnosis. Triggering an extreme form of psychosis, for whatever purpose. Maybe even actually gardening or cooking. Then yes, maybe I could believe that a sudden flash might snap them out of it for a bit. Maybe.

    Us had such similar problems. Easily fixed, just dumb. It breaks my heart because otherwise these films would be fantastic. And even with this fatal flaw I still enjoy these films because of how creepy they are, because of the smart shots and the amazing actors.
  • lhbaker-28783 - 7 January 2023
    How to teach your kids the definition of crazy, weird, and insane.
    Although if your kid doesn't know those definitions, I wouldn't show them this. Also, I wanna say sorry for not making this review spoiler-free, it's just kind of difficult because of what I wanna talk about. First off, the twist is actually really good, no matter whether you expected it or not. And something weird about the twist is that it wasn't cheesy and unbelievably. I think this goes to the fact that Jordan Peele acknowledged the insanity of his twist and that the buyers in on it actually have reasons, the only good one, but nowhere close for a reason to take a life, being the blind guy's. The twist definitely lives up to the weirdness and tenseness of the first 2/3 of the movie, something you don't often find. It may not be quite as good as the Sixth Sense's twist, but it's nowhere near the worst twist I've seen. Then after the twist we experience an incredibly intense ending. Speaking of the ending, I'm glad they ended it where they did, instead of dragging it on like many other movies do. In the end, this movie is just a tad bit worse version of Parasite, Joker, and The Sixth Sense, and that's saying a lot (yes, these are the only movies I could think of that slightly resemble Get Out, just because this movie is incredibly original).
  • samuelfattori - 4 January 2023
    Don't Know What Else I Could Want
    I was late to see this and I was certainly missing out. It was just incredible. From the beginning of the movie you have questions and suspicions but don't get enough evidence to confirm anything. Then slowly but surely it starts to unwind but is still so mysterious and riveting that you're locked in. Daniel Kaluuya was super fun to watch as always, and the family play their part amazingly. Part of the reason I waited so long to watch this I because I thought it would end up being cliche or that it would go off rails in a number of ways that would've lost my interest but nope, didn't happen. From start to finish I was very intrigued and anticipating the next move. Kaluuya's character is by far one of the easiest to root for in any movie I've seen, and the comedy that they slip in is subtle enough to not change the feel of the movie but genuinely makes you laugh. I loved the whole thing so it's a 10 from me.
  • carterkev - 3 January 2023
    Over Hyped
    Skeleton Key Rip off, stupid ending, infact no ending at all. It just seems they could not be bothered to tie it up and explain what happens, or how his friend actually found him. The whole thing was just not done very well, it became predictable and rather stupid really. What was the point in calling this a horror movie. The guy kills everyone in the end but just seems fine with it. It is a little suspect why these films get such high marks and ratings. I would avoid it to be honest there is a lot in here to annoy and rile a lot of people but that seems ok these days it seems. Not recommended not well directed not well written.
  • vpashish - 2 January 2023
    That's what you can concretely call a "MOVIE"
    One of the best thriller dimension movies I have watched till date. This movie will really hypnotise you into an highly entertaining and spine chilling phase. Brilliantly directed and even more powerfully presented by all the actors. All aspects associated with the movie from music to quality acting and from screenplay to dialogues is a dimension beyond. Highly involving and engaging. The whole movie felt like half hour deal. Exceptional, creative and very unique storyline. The movie basically revolves around a black man who visits the parents house of his white girlfriend. And what awaits will surprise you. Great watch.
  • yerofun - 1 January 2023
    Whose rating is this? Too many flaws in the movie
    Watched this based on high reviews. Let's just say I no longer trust reviews.

    Way too many "how come" and "why would" questions in this movie. Poor acting, too many useless f-bombs, as if people really talk like that. I really feel scammed by the reviews. The story could have been really good, had they hadn't made it about race.

    Lame movie. Wasted my time.

    Watched this based on high reviews. Let's just say I no longer trust reviews.

    Way too many "how come" and "why would" questions in this movie. Poor acting, too many useless f-bombs, as if people really talk like that. I really feel scammed by the reviews. The story could have been really good, had they hadn't made it about race.

    Lame movie. Wasted my time.
  • nicroeg73 - 30 December 2022
    Below average rip-off - watch "The Skeleton Key" instead
    Poor Ehren Kruger. It had to be very tough for him to see Jordan Peele getting a screenplay Oscar for a script HE wrote originally with the title "The Skeleton Key". But the Oscars have always been a joke (especially in the last 20-22 years) so the so-called "Academy" thought that Peele's Oscar is not only a screenplay Oscar but also an "Original" screenplay Oscar. They obviously had someting against Mr. Kruger. And it is also very sad that a very well written script gets (currently) 6.5 and this overhyped rip-off is 7.7 which is better than Ari Aster's two masterworks, "Midsommar" and "Hereditary" which were the absolute highlights of the horror genre recently. I watched these two and "The Skeleton Key" a couple of times now and still find lots of class in them. Meanwhile "Get Out" is an absolutely average slasher pushed by hype, hype and hype.
  • teddypreston - 29 December 2022
    One of the most superb films of the horror genre
    I just watched this today and I've never experienced such a visceral reaction from a movie. I felt all the dread, confusion and pure fear that Chris felt, a true testament to Jordan Peele's genius in his nuanced direction. David Kaluuya's performance was spectacular (especially in the first hypnotism scene) and his range of emotions cemented him as one of the most talented actors of modern cinema. Honourable mentions go to Lil Rey Howery for nearly making me laugh out of my seat during his Jeffery Dahmer speech, and Alison Williams, for genuinely making me gasp when it was revealed she was another nefarious villain, despite all the foreshadowing that my dense self missed. This thought-provoking masterpiece is now one of my favourite films, and I will now go and recommend it to everyone in sight.
  • faracha_suda - 27 December 2022
    Definitely a new genre...
    Definitely a new genre, and I'm not into horror movies, but Jordan Peele added enough psychological depth to the characters it was impossible to stop watching it! I have not watched a horror film since the 90's. Believing that the possibility of them being fractionally real - will keep me up at night. With that being said these characters feel like family or people you work with for a long long time! You feel for them as much as you feel with them & that is where this worked for me. The audience feels connectivity & shares in the characters feelings. Not everyone connects to every character, but all you need is one and you are hooked. The story though "way out" (smirk) was a conscionable fear driven-if and then-if this could happen then what would be the result...after watching look up Jordan Peele's discussion on the ending. The ending was excitingly, terrifyingly perfect! On a more personal note it is a disturbing film- it would be irresponsible of me not to say this. For the Psychiatrists/Psychologists, Behavioral Specialists, Psychiatric intake nurses, and social workers you have been warned-it takes you into a wormhole and the escape key is literally your only escape-tread lightly, know your own limits, but enjoy the ride!
  • Galina_movie_fan - 26 December 2022
    "Black is in fashion!"
    A rather curious movie hybrid with the ideas, themes, allusions, and references to films such as Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Meet the Parents, The Stepford Wives and Being John Malkovich. It is billed as a horror film, but it can be described as a very dark comedy with elements of fantasy, horror, and satire which focuses on racial relations in the modern United States.

    I was impressed with the directorial debut by Jordan Peele. He skillfully created a restless, even creepy atmosphere during the scenes where nothing terrible happens. On the contrary, everyone is nice and smiling at the main character Chris, a handsome black guy, surrounding him with attention and seemingly taking him in as a potential member of the wealthy and liberal upper-middle class white family. They live in a beautifully manicured country estate and warmly welcome a New Yorker boyfriend of their daughter who brought him over for a weekend to meet her parents and brother. Everything seems fine, but there is clearly a strange tension, discomfort, awkwardness, possibly related to the gazes of the couple of black servants, the gardener and the cook. They obviously can't take their eyes off Chris and behave with either charmingly old-fashioned, or, perhaps, a little frightening politeness.
  • FilmFinatic062817 - 24 December 2022
    Hard to Take My Eyes Away From the Screen
    Chris, Daniel Kaluuya's character, visits his girlfriend's parents, the girlfriend played by Allison Williams. This was another film that I had quite high hopes for, as many people before had told me that this was a fantastic film. I wasn't well versed in Jordan Peele's work having only watched 'Us', I enjoyed it, but I don't feel the urge to rewatch it. I think this film lived up to the expectations I had for the film and I can say that I did thoroughly enjoy it. The pacing and structure was a definite strong point for this film, the rise in tension, suspense, and apprehension was so very effective. This being done through the slow small instances such as the first deer situation, it sets the tone and builds up the anticipation.

    I believe Jordan Peele does something very well, which is taking advantage of the world's current climate, using this to manipulate the audience's emotions, and further the storyline. By this I mean Jordan Peele put the character of Chris in situations where members of the Armitage family made inappropriate comments, this created that awkward environment within the scene. The audience recognizes that the comments made were inappropriate due to the state of the world and the awkwardness is reciprocated. If you do not understand this technique wouldn't have been reciprocated as effectively if this film was somehow released 110 years ago, because the audience wouldn't understand.

    This film was quite creative, especially in the portrayal of 'the Sunken Place', a dark abyss, where the character of Chris is forced to be helpless, grasping to control his body. I thought it was a really reflective and innovative way of showing the audience how Chris feels, this making the audience feel how Chris feels in the scene. This film's cinematography isn't completely mind-blowing however there are some really unique and exceptional shots in the film. For example, some of the shots in the scene I talked about previously, the shot where Chris is put under hypnotism and begins crying, as well as a lot of the shots that use a shallow depth of field.

    This film was very well casted, I thought that Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, LaKeith Stanfield, and Lil Rel Howery were especially good. Daniel Kaluuya was brilliant, that scene where he just begins to cry was great, Allison Williams' performance was also quite brilliant, the sudden change in character was very effective. Bradley Whitford created a nice balance in his performance between a certain comedy and a serious tone, LaKeith Stanfield's performance was great creating a clear difference in the two characters he plays. Finally, Lil Rey Howery was, I believe, an integral part of the film, playing as the audience's thoughts of rationality.
  • kimdarrelmcx - 19 December 2022
    Overrated movie
    I was searching for a good thriller movie and some website showed me this and I literally couldn't believe that this won an Oscar. This is my very first low review here for a movie that wasted my almost 2 hrs. I hope in the future the automated and paid reviews will be detected. Please don't believe the hype.

    Get Out is a 2017 American psychological horror film written, co-produced, and directed by Jordan Peele in his directorial debut. It stars Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Lil Rel Howery, LaKeith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, and Catherine Keener. The plot follows a young black man (Kaluuya), who uncovers shocking secrets when he meets the family of his white girlfriend (Williams).
  • margaretfionamcc - 19 December 2022
    Best of the genre
    It's become increasingly hard to find horror that not only truly frightens but carries the weight of social commentary and an incredible plot line as well. Truly one for the ages. Every character was cast well and the setting/location was perfect for the feeling of increasing suffocation that builds the movie's tension. The lines were flawless, and every scene was weighty and meaningful. The build was good too, it gave you moments to breath but never once lagged and keeps you guessing until the end. I don't think I've ever seen horror this well directed. Highly recommend to all horror fans, and people who like good cinema.