Fifth about The Seventh

Get Out (2017)

Get Out: Jordan Peele starts with an old concept (one that is still relevant today, as it was 50 years ago, incredibly) and mixes it with something else, turning it in its ear. There is something that is lost in the transformation, as this becomes mostly a genre film, but it never ceases to be entertaining or thrilling. That is supported by the efficient craft: Michael Abels’s musical score is pure thrill-inducing, typical of the genre; Gregory Plotkin’s editing combined with Toby Oliver camerawork also raises the suspense. (And what a smooth opening shot they pulled off.) The acting is, justifiably, in a very peculiar key: Daniel Kaluuya is effective and has a few very powerful scenes, but he also oversells some moments with his posture; Catherine Keener and Bradley Whitford are spooky; Betty Gabriel and Marcus Henderson are those asked to be weird, and they deliver; Allison Williams is endearing.

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