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Blending race-savvy satire with horror to especially potent effect, this bombshell social critique from first-time director Jordan Peele proves positively fearless - which is not at all the same thing as scareless.
When the film moves out of the paranoiac realm and into action, the violence is deeply satisfying, the twists delightful.
Peele is a talented director of action as well as horror, and Get Out is always far from boring even in its more familiar scenes.
Writer-director Jordan Peele has smartly created a horror comedy that doesn't feel like a series of sketches from his show: the whole thing is a single, coherent episode and individual scenes are masterfully and subtly crafted with tonal shifts that work well.
It does what all great horror movies do: turn real-world anxieties into the stuff of nightmares.
Get Out 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 bullshit.
If Get Out isn't half as scary as the ideas that inspired it, Jordan Peele's directorial debut is almost certain to be the boldest - and most important - studio genre release of the year. What it lacks in fear, it nearly makes up for in fearlessness.
A horror film with the power to put a rascally grin on the face of that great genre subverter John Carpenter (They Live), Get Out has more fun playing with half-buried racial tensions than with scaring us to death.

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