Coming seemingly out of nowhere, Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” is likely unprecedented in cinema history: A story excoriating white racism that deals with social issues without succumbing to facile conclusions, written and directed by a black man whose vision is clearly not compromised. But even beyond those distinctions, the movie itself is absolutely fantastic – it’s unpredictable without being inscrutable, extraordinarily well acted without histrionics, and benefits from a riveting, pulse-pounding climax. Daniel Kaluuya turns in a knockout performance, with several stand-out scenes where Kaluuya communicates his character’s growing suspicions without changing the expression on his face. Ultimately this is one of those few movies where the buzz is more than warranted, with Peele delivering a gut punch of a movie that is sure to be dissected and discussed for decades to come.
Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5)