Currently, 83 reviews have been written on the movie, which even includes reviews from prominent critics from the Wall Street Journal and Vanity Fair.
“A memorable horror flick if ever there was one, Get Out starts with a great title and a promising idea — a black man’s fear as he walks at night down a street in an affluent white suburb. Then it delivers on that promise with explosive brilliance,” wrote Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern.
Brian Lowry, serving as a critic for CNN, also wrote: “Modest in scale (almost everything happens in one location), Get Out nevertheless signals Peele as a talent worth watching, joining the ranks of filmmakers who cut their teeth in the horror genre.”
Get Out premieres in theaters nationwide on February 24. The film is centered around the interracial couple of Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams), with the two traveling to meet the latter’s parents.
However, there is something sinister underneath the community that Rose’s parents live in, which is where the horror element of the film comes into play.
“When the movie was beginning to ruminate we had a black president, and we were living in this post racial lie,” Peele said. “This whole idea that we’re past it, we’re past it all…this movie was meant to reveal this monster of racism lurking underneath these seemingly innocent situations and conversations.”
While promoting Get Out, Peele recently appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he offered an impression of a post-POTUS Barack Obama.