Racism Horror Movie 'Get Out' Scores 100% Rating On Rotten Tomatoes
A few months ago, we shared the unnerving trailer for Get Out, a thriller based around the theme of racism. Released in the US this weekend, the horror is now doing very well indeed for itself.
Raking in more than $30 million in its first three days at the box office, the "social thriller" has also gained critical success, picking up Rotten Tomatoes' coveted 100% rating.
Get Out tells the story of Chris and Rose, a biracial couple in the throes of young love. Deciding to take the next step in their relationship, the pair visit Rose's parents for the weekend. What sounds like the set-up for a predictably uncomfortable situation soon turns into a horrendous nightmare.
On top of racial slurs, unexplained disappearances and a bizarre obsession with hypnosis, things get very freaky very quickly.
Starring Skins and Black Mirror alum Daniel Kaluuya and Girls' Alison Williams, the film was produced by low-budget horror studio Blumhouse and marks the directorial debut of comedian Jordan Peele. Get Out has picked up no less than 136 full-mark reviews from the critics at the time of writing.
To put this into perspective, only four films were awarded the perfect score in 2016: Mia Hansen-Løve's Things to Come, Kim Ji-Hoon's The Tower, Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday and documentary O.J.: Made in America.
Furthermore, these movies were judged fewer times each counting only around 50 critical reviews. By comparison, Hollywood's sweetheart La La Land currently has a score of 93% through 332 reviews.
Get Out will be released in the UK on March 17.
By Lucille Bion, published on 27/02/2017