Cert 15 Stars 4
Fear, prejudice, and hypocrisy are shown the door in this fiendish and clever comedy horror.
It’s an excruciating comedy of manners which takes a darkly violent twist. A racial riff on the sci-fi satire, The Stepford Wives, it includes echoes of comic Steve Martin’s early, funny films, such as The Jerk.
The smart script and knowing cast gleefully collude to laugh at the fears of white America, while highlighting where the balance of power really lies.
Brit star Daniel Kaluuya stars as a middle class photographer who is accompanying his white girlfriend to meet her wealthy parents at their big house in the country. But Rose hasn’t told them he’s black.
Director Jordan Peele had a surprise hit last year when he wrote and starred in kitty kidnap crime caper, Keanu. Get Out has so far scored for a cool £93 million at the box office. Hugely impressive for a film which cost a paltry £4 million.
Get out and go see it.