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Get Out

MPAA Rating: R for violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references.
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Primary Audience:
Horror Satire
1 hr. 43 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
January 23, 2017 (festival)
February 24, 2017 (wide—2,781 theaters)
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racial tension

RACISM—What are the consequences of racial prejudice and false beliefs about the origin of races? Answer

Is interracial marriage biblical? Answer

Racism, Racial Issues and Christianity
Get biblical answers to racial hot-topics. Where did the races come from? How did skin color come about? Why is it important to have a biblical foundation for such issues?

FILM VIOLENCE—How does viewing violence in movies affect families? Answer

FEAR, Anxiety and Worry—What does the Bible say? Answer

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Featuring: Daniel Kaluuya … Chris Washington
Allison Williams … Rose Armitage, Chris’ girlfriend
Catherine KeenerMissy Armitage, Rose’s mother—a psychiatrist
Bradley Whitford … Dean Armitage, Rose’s father
Caleb Landry Jones … Jeremy Armitage
Marcus Henderson … Walter, the Armitages’ black groundskeeper
Betty Gabriel … Georgina, the Armitages’ black maid
Director: Jordan Peele—“Keanu” (2016), “Key and Peele” TV series (2012-2015)
Producer: Blumhouse Productions
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Distributor: Universal Pictures
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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Equal parts gripping thriller and provocative commentary, ‘Get Out’ is written and directed by Peele (Key and Peele) and produced by Blumhouse’s Jason Blum, as well as Sean McKittrick (‘Donnie Darko,’ ‘The Box’), Peele and Edward H. Hamm Jr. (‘The Box,’ ‘Bad Words’). The film also stars Caleb Landry Jones (‘X-Men’ series), Milton ‘Lil Rel’ Howery (‘The Carmichael Show’), Betty Gabriel (‘The Purge: Election Year’), Marcus Henderson (‘Pete’s Dragon’) and Keith Stanfield (‘Straight Outta Compton’).”

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Heavy—sexual dialog, some explicit

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Positive—Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut could be declared an immediate success in terms of drawing in the viewer. An unexpected struggle involving Lakeith Stanfield (Andre “Logan” Hayworth) and an unknown assailant, sets the mind wondering how it would be relevant to the story, as it then switches over to a completely different vibe and setup of the movie’s main stars.

The storyline is engaging, as I felt a connection building between the charcters Chris Washington (actor Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose Armitage (Allison William). Everyday scenes began setting the tone for mounting evidence of potential racial tension. As Rose brings Chris home to meet her family for the first time, Chris is uneasy about how her parent’s will respond to his skin color. While empathetic, Rose assures him that her family will think he is perfect, just like she does. Rose displays an attitude consistent with equality among races. … more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Christa Sterken, age 46

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Movie Critics

…whatever important ideas about racial alienation this movie may be trying to illustrate, we also can’t lose sight of how it chooses to express itself—in bloody, profane ways. [1½/5]
—Paul Asay, Plugged In

…race-based horror movie combines genuine thrills with a no-holds-barred critique of black-white relations. …struggle is pitched at such a degree that audiences actually cheer as he gorily eliminates the white people who stand in his way. …
—Peter Debruge, Variety

…Its shaggy, stream-of-consciousness storyline lends itself well to the “midnight movie” mindset. … [4/5]
—Jordan Hoffman, New York Daily News

…inventive and entertaining but excessive…
—Ted Baehr, Movieguide

…an effective horror flick with a dark comic streak… dealing directly with the quiet and overt evils of racism alike, from the vantage of a black man in a white, hostile world. …
—Dominick Suzanne-Mayeron, Consequence of Sound

…built upon a dead-serious idea: that a black man walking alone through white suburbs is in as much danger as any slasher-flick teenager…
—Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

…“Get Out” is fully surprising in both concept and craft, with the scares never coming just when you expect them and the secrets more audacious than you might be guessing. At the raucous screening I attended, the mixed-race crowd cheered the bloody third act
—Alan Scherstuhl, LA Weekly

…Jordan Peele paints a terrifying picture of modern enslavement… a compelling, thoughtful critique of white power. …
—Matt Goldberg, Collider

…“Get Out” is a provocative, button-pushing shocker that buries itself under your skin and lingers, its genre trappings serving as devious delivery for a scathing takedown of liberal white suburbia. …
—Benjamin Lee, The Guardian (UK)

…“Get Out” is truly frightening. Not because it’s loaded with jump scares (though it does have a couple of good ones), nor because it features excessively visceral violence. It’s so perfectly calibrated that every escalation feels organic…
—David Sims, The Atlantic

…Since it is a story of a minority experience told by a minority, it has an extra kick of personal experience and doesn’t give a cr*p about offending the white folks who happen to buy a ticket. …
—Scott Mendelson, Forbes