GET OUT (Movie Review)

**** out of ****
Rated R
(for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references) 
Released: February 24, 2017
Runtime: 103 minutes
Directed by
Jordan Peele
StarringDaniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Lil Rel Howery,  Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, Lakeith Stanfield, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root

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Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

My review of Get Out, for The Tulsa Voice. I’m no fan of horror films, but I know a great movie when I see one.

This thriller/parable about racism in America is “a thought-provoking (and delicious) bit of satirical schadenfreude that I don’t think anybody could’ve seen coming.”

To read my full spoiler-free review, click here.

And a bonus paragraph, cut for word count and layout space:

  • Peele’s impeccable craftsmanship is synthesized in an early hypnosis scene. Brilliantly conceived and delicately executed, Peele uses basic cinematic language with a hypnotic sleight of hand all his own, showing how simple form (rather than garish genre techniques) can result in palpable function.

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