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
  • 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.
  • 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.