Review by Bob Ignizio
Jordan Peele is best known for being one half of the comedy team Key and Peele, so you might expect his first film as writer/director would be an overt comedy. Instead, he has produced a potent mix of social commentary, and horror. Sure, there's some humor. But with GET OUT, Peele is more concerned with building slow-burn suspense, hitting viewers with visceral shocks, and leaving them with insights on race than he is with getting a laugh.
The film's set-up is that fine-art photographer Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is preparing to meet his girlfriend Rose's (Allison Williams) parents for the first time. She hasn't told them that Chris is black, but assures him they aren't racist. Nonetheless, Chris' best friend and TSA officer Rod (Lil Rel Howery) is worried that his pal could be walking into an awkward situation.
He doesn't know the half of it.