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Get Out

Sketch comedian Jordan Peele (of Comedy Central's Key and Peele) makes his directing debut with a horror movie that sticks closely to genre convention even as its ribbing of white liberals hardens into a social point. A young photographer (Daniel Kaluuya) travels to upstate New York with his white girlfriend (Allison Williams) to stay with her easygoing parents (Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford) and meet their rich friends; plunged into this white world, he endures a series of awkward and condescending remarks and begins to suspect his hosts have sinister intentions toward him. Peele, backed by the cagey horror outfit Blumhouse Productions (Insidious, Paranormal Activity), demonstrates a fannish love for cliche, which gradually dilutes his idiosyncratic take on the perils of assimilation. With Caleb Landry Jones and Betty Gabriel, wonderful as the family’s spooky black maid.



  • Jordan Peele


  • Daniel Kaluuya
  • Allison Williams
  • Catherine Keener
  • Bradley Whitford
  • Caleb Jones
  • Marcus Henderson
  • Betty Gabriel
  • Lakeith Stanfield
  • Stephen Root
  • Lil Rel Howery
  • Ashley Campbell
  • John Wilmot
  • Caren Larkey
  • Julie Doan
  • Rutherford Cravens
  • Geraldine Singer


  • Sean McKittrick
  • Jason Blum
  • Edward Hamm Jr.
  • Jordan Peele
  • Raymond Mansfield
  • Couper Samuelson
  • Shaun Redick
  • Jeanette Volturno

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