Review: Get Out

Madelyn Cooper ’17- Reporter

This horror movie laced with intense racial tension, presented by comedian and debuting director Jordan Peele, takes you by utter surprise. The ratings on this film hit it out of the park, achieving 99% on “Rotten Tomatoes”. “Get Out” seamlessly weaves its social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride. The film feels fresh and sharp in a way that studio horror movies almost never do. It is both unsettling and hysterical, often in the same moment, and it is totally unafraid to call people on their racist bs. When he introduced the film in Park City, he revealed that it started with an attempt to write a movie he hadn’t seen before. We need more directors willing to take risks with films like “Get Out.” This movie will leave you shook and deep in your thoughts.