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The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About - David Strat­ton

Get Out (MA15+) The thriller Get Out is the first film di­rected by Jor­dan Peele. With­out wish­ing to give too much away about how the plot de­vel­ops, it’s safe to say the film pulls a con­sid­er­able switch on the tra­di­tional hor­ror movie in which it’s in­vari­ably the mi­nor­ity race char­ac­ters who are the first to be killed. Get Out’s slow build-up is ex­tremely ef­fec­tive, as Peele piles small de­tail upon small de­tail un­til the drama ex­plodes in the vi­o­lence that hor­ror movie afi­ciona­dos de­mand. Daniel Kalu­uya is ex­tremely good as the pro­tag­o­nist but it’s Al­li­son Wil­liams who steals the film as the beau­ti­ful, in­tel­li­gent young woman whose de­ci­sion to bring her part­ner home to meet her par­ents re­sults in such an un­ex­pected and in­deed ter­ri­fy­ing se­ries of events.

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