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‘Get Out’: Jordan Peele’s Film About Horrors of Racism Earns Perfect Score from Movie Critics

Within its first week, Get Out has already achieved tremendous success. The psychological horror/thriller film is Jason Peele’s feature writing and directing debut. According to Forbes, it had a 4.5 million budget and is expected to make $30.5 million in its opening weekend.

Most known for starring in Key & Peele, MADtv, Peele exposes the horrors of racism and follows the experiences of an interracial couple — Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose Armitage (Allison Williams)– , during their first-ever visit to the estate of Rose’s parents.

Hesitant and anxious, Chris asks Rose if her parents know that he is black. Certain that everything will be okay, she replied “should they?”

Chris later learns that many of the estates black residents have gone missing and unusual encounters leads him to wonder if it is paranoia or reality.

The film earned a rare perfect score among movie critics (Rotten Tomatoes).

Peele told LA Times: “Part of being black in this country, or being a minority in this country, is about feeling like we’re perceiving things that we’re told we’re not perceiving. It’s a state of mind. It’s a piece of the condition of being African American, certainly, that people may not know. They may not realize the toll that it does take — even if the toll is making us doubt ourselves.”

“Little Haley Joel Osment in ‘The Sixth Sense’ can see dead people. Well, I can see racist people.”

“It’s not impossible to think why someone might miss a deeper, darker, crazy twist, because we do have this absurd actuality that we’re dealing with,” he added.

Check out the trailer below:


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