“Get Out” earns rare 100 percent fresh rating, becomes critical darling

Daniel Kaluuya in “Get Out.” (Universal Pictures)

Jordan Peele’s debut horror film, Get Out, is getting audiences out to the movie theaters. (Get what I did there? I’m here all week.)

In all seriousness, Get Out is killing it at the box office and currently reigns as the number one film in America.

The Hollywood Reporter has the deets:

“The race-concious horror film Get Out—marking Jordan Peele’s feature directorial debut—will easily win the Friday box office with a projected $9.5 million-$10.5 milloin from 2,781 theaters for a weekend debut in the $25 million -$28 million range, according to early returns.”

The film has also garnered the coveted (and rare) 100 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. The critical consensus so, as Rotten Tomatoes states, is:

“Funny, scary, and thought-provoking, Get Out seamlessly weaves its trenchant social critiques into a brilliantly effective and entertaining horror/comedy thrill ride.”

Here are some of what critics across the country have had to say about Get Out:

“In most slasher flicks, a guy like Chris would die first. Peele’s joke is that the cliché has it backwards. Young black men know their lives are in peril from the first frame.” —Amy Nicholson, MTV

“Get Out is the satirical horror movie we’ve been waiting for, a mash-up of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? and The Stepford Wives that’s more fun than either and more illuminating, too.”—David Edelstein, Vulture

“A refined suspense thriller, consummate film critique, savage satire, inspired horror and fierce, profane comedy. It’s archetypal, prodigious American moviemaking, smart and sly… a succession of shocking, often thrilling satisfactions.”—Ray Pride, Newcity

“One of the boldest, most audacious major studio movies to come along in quite some time. From the opening titles to the end credits, Get Out holds you in its grasp.”—Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat

Have you seen Get Out? What do you think? Give your mini-reviews in the comments section below!

  • CParis

    Just saw this. Funny, suspenseful, thought-provoking.

    • Michelle Kirkwood

      Yep, well-made and creepy. I also liked the fact that the brother dosen’t get bumped off halfway through, like in most other horror films.

  • miranda

    Horror is my favorite genre and this is one of the best I’ve seen. Loved it from start to finish.