Jordan Peele’s directorial debut arrives on a massive wave of hype that for the first time in a long while is entirely justified – this is a brilliantly conceived and terrifying riff on The Stepford Wives about an interracial couple and a truly horrific meet the parents scenario. The slow build-up is incredible, the tension amplified by the casual racism and bizarre encounters they experience upon arrival. The social critique is brilliantly handled by Peele, who is astoundingly assured behind the camera and light years away from the comedy he made his name in. The finale doesn’t live up to its near perfect first half, but regardless, Get Out is an immediate horror classic.

GET OUT POSTER

4-stars

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