Movie Review: Get Out

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Get Out is an astonishing movie even beyond what the trailer itself implies. While we were promised at least a horror movie, it also manages to cross over into something of a Key and Peele sketch at some points. For a movie that’s Jordan Peele’s major debut outside of the comedy genre, it reads with influences as disparate as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? to The Stepford Wives, and it all makes for a very disturbing as well as cathartic experience.

The premise of Get Out isn’t that different from what the trailer would lead you to believe, but like any art the execution can change or destroy anything, and that’s where the movie is truly successful. Jordan Peele’s writing as well as directing are very a finely tuned machine, though it helps that horror can simply be an inversion of comedy in terms of timing, but it still…

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