Benjamin Maio Mackay
Get Out - 5 Stars
Powerful, compelling and a fantastic, unique plot.
A young African-American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's mysterious family estate.
Get Out took America by storm when it was released earlier this year, it broke multiple box office records and garnered a 99% on critical evaluation site Rotten Tomatoes. When I walked into the cinema last Tuesday I certainly had expectations, I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I was truly blown away.
Jordan Peele proves in a single movie that he’s capable of having a brilliant career outside sketch comedy. He has written a superb film that features scathing racial and social commentary. Not only is his writing flawless, this is also his directorial debut. He really blows it out of the water. The film looks beautiful and there is not a single weak link in his cast. The tonality is brilliant and the cinematography and score help create and sustain the tension.
Daniel Kaluuya leads the cast and his performance is filled with nuance and pure brilliance. LilRel Howery provides much needed comic relief in a smaller, yet pivotal role. Allison Williams also proves she has real acting abilities and Bradley Whitford and Catherine Keener round out the cast.
Overall one you can’t afford to miss.
Get Out is in Australian cinemas May 4.
Review by Benjamin Maio Mackay
Screening courtesy of Universal Entertainment