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Reviewed in the United States on December 25, 2018
My kids wanted me to watch this with them. Really, really dumb movie. Spoiler alert: It's about a white family that lures black people to their home in the woods & turns them into zombie slaves with hypnosis and brain surgery. Really, really dumb.
Hands down the best movie of 2017. The Shape of Water was good but this movie is great. Don't miss it. For those viewers who think they won't like it because there is a "horror" component, fear not. I thought the same and was talked into seeing it by the universal nagging from everyone I know who'd seen it. Liked it so much I may watch it again.
Overrated, overhyped, over praised. The story is just stupid and far fetched, with little to no explanation making it hard to believe. I don’t know why it was/is so critically acclaimed or why it won ANY awards. It was boring, tedious, and ridiculous. It used pseudoscience fiction to create more mistrust and division. I wish I’d never bought it, even at $5.99 or wasted my time watching such a laughable premise that stretches suspension of disbelief to the breaking point.
Reviewed in the United States on September 1, 2017
I on average buy 6-7 horror movies a month on dvd or bluray, and probably watch 2-3 movies every 2 days, most of which are horror/thriller. I'm well versed in the genre. and although this is not the Scariest movie, the Goriest movie, the highest production value, or the lowest b-movie retro chic production value, this movie is what is is, and does it sooooo perfectly, it is a deeply satisfying and enjoyable watch front to finish. It's also an amazingly insightful movie, that made even myself sit back and reflect on my own thoughts and actions day to day. don't pass this film up, it is guaranteed to become a classic that is talked about for decades to come.
All I can say is civil rights meets The Stepford Wives in a very unexpected way. I loved the lead character, Chris. Additionally, Katherine Keenan picks very interesting roles. I should have realized what was coming when I realized she was in the film. I was uncomfortable during the whole movie because of the inability of the white characters to speak to Chris as a man rather than a black man and treat him like a human being rather than a black human being.
I wanted to like this film, but I just couldn't manage it. Despite some good performances, and a few cute moments, this simply film didn't capture my willing suspension of disbelief. I found the premise ( you could call it The Stepford Negroes) prima facie illogical, unconvincingly developed, and thus not very believable. Might actually have played better without the heavy-handed, preachy racial angle. We've seen all that before in much better films (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night, Glory, and in both versions of Birth of a Nation, among others). The aspect of the film that I found truly, TERRIFYING is what the subconscious might absorb and retain from the portrayal of a TSA pseudo-cop as clever and courageous, when in, in reality, they are quite the opposite. This is not "parody" or satire -- we don't see that at work here as a contradiction at all. The film is clearly directed at a young audience -- kids for whom routine violations of the 4th Amendment and pat-downs tantamount to sexual assault have become a "normalized" part of air travel. It makes me wonder whether the sole purpose of the throw-away story was to deliver this particular piece of propaganda in a way that would by-pass your conscious mind (being occupied with the superficial story) and embed itself in your unfiltering sub-conscious.
Loved this. Rich with all the right elements: Suspense, sunny new love, jump out of your seat foreshadowing, racial tension with perfect balance of wit and truth/revelation. Nicely paced, packed with quiet double entendre, and just enough special effects to keep it all truly weird and suspenseful. I tuned in after hearing Daniel K say Stepford Wives (70's) inspired him - as well as muddled racial times we're living in. Enjoyed the alternate ending, but it was the wrong way to go. The chosen ending was just right for the tone for this movie. So much fun. Why couldn't the Stepford Wives remake have had such fresh relevance, and great characters and effects. Enjoy this smart, dark, mystery, and some great writing.
I didn't expect to like this movie or be surprised by it, but I really liked it and was pleasantly surprised. There's enough humor to off-set the "horror" and the actors are great. The main character's TSA agent friend is an amazing touch - I can't imagine this movie without him. There's an optional ending, but I didn't watch it. I liked the original ending too much. Some people are avoiding "Get Out" because it's a "horror" movie, but it's worth seeing just because horror movies don't generally rate oscar nominations. What could have been a movie based racist stereotypes turns into so much more than that yet still still delivers uncomfortable truths. Humor and horror rule the day and Kaluuya is fantastic! Do yourself a favor and see this one.
4.0 out of 5 starsA Must Watch Movie, but Don't Watch the Preview - a Spoiler!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 11, 2018
An unusual swipe at the liberal American White. I love it. Anyone who is interested in film studies, this film provides endless discussion points. My only criticism is that I wish I didn't watch the preview - it's a spoiler!? Why? Don't watch the preview if you are going to watch this film.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 13, 2020
Shocking, that a piece of deliberate anti white propaganda was ever given the chance to be made, worse still that this terrible film was even viewed and given any reviews above one star. Apart from the deliberate anti white racist content, the storyline was ridiculous, some of the acting was very cardboard, so predictable. Let's hope this guy Jordan Peele is not given the chance to write, produce and direct this sort of extreme propaganda and drivel in the future.
This film was ok. It is definitely NOT a horror and I don't know where that idea comes from. It isn't even thrilling to me,but it was ok.--I stuck it out.From nearly the beginning it became a little obvious what was happening.Seems like I am in a minority in my not liking but good job really that we are not all the same in our likes and dislikes,
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 21, 2019
Horror mens a lot of things to a lot of people and thankfully this wasnt one of these blood soaked films.However I did not enjoy it.it came very well packed and in good condition-just wish it had been a better movie