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Get Out

Get Out

Directed by Jordan Peele. Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery, Erika Alexander. (2017, R, 103 min.)

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Fri., Feb. 24, 2017

Jordan Peele (one half of the sadly defunct comedy show Key & Peele) makes an auspicious debut as a writer/director with the horror film Get Out. This movie is more of a psychological thriller than an out-and-out horror spectacle; blood and guts aren’t spilled until the film’s final act, at which point the story’s closely held secrets also come tumbling forth. Not only does this genre exercise deliver the little jolts and inside laughs that keep modern horror fans pleased, Get Out is also one of the smartest, funniest, and most socially astute films to come around in a while. Entrenched and perceived racism are put under the microscope, and then spattered to the four corners of the screen. The pernicious evil of racism lies at the crux of the movie, and even though escape may be possible, total eradication may require many more sequels (or social intervention).

Chris Washington (Kaluuya) is a young black man and photographer who is accompanying his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Williams) on a weekend trip to meet her parents, Missy (Keener) and Dean (Whitford), for the first time. Chris is a bit worried that Rose hasn’t informed them ahead of time that her boyfriend is black, and once he arrives at their remote country home, the unsettling demeanors of the Armitages’ black servants, Georgina (scene-stealing Gabriel) and Walter (Henderson), put Chris further on edge. Even though Missy and Dean are good liberals, their attempts to make Chris comfortable stirs in him a sense of little micro-affronts, and the friends and neighbors who attend the Armitages’ strange lawn party further prod the embers. All this tension is not helping Chris in his desire to quit smoking, but Missy, who is a psychiatrist, offers him help in the form of a hypnotherapy session. (Note: Beware doctors offering free treatments.) Ultimately, all the fears that Peele sets up in the first two acts of Get Out come home to roost in the third.

Much of the film’s apprehension builds through our observation of Chris trying to decide if he’s justified or overreacting to the little breaches he experiences in this enclave of rich, white privilege. Are the many little odd things he witnesses meant as intentional slights or are they merely caused by his heightened racial perceptions? This is the delicious dilemma at the heart of the movie, and is part of the social contract that lulls Chris into acquiescence until it’s clear the time has come for revolt. Chris’ best friend Rod Williams (Howery), with whom he interacts mostly by phone, is a TSA agent who serves as both the movie’s comic relief and common sense. Rod would be the guy in your row at the movie theatre shouting “Get out!” to the characters. On the other hand, scenes with Rose’s brother Jeremy (Jones) seem like they’re cut from another movie. Additionally, the pre-credits sequence would benefit from better integration into the story, however the sequence’s evocation of the opening of Halloween is a signal to the many other film tributes scattered throughout. (In addition to John Carpenter, the sensibility of uncertainty that marks novels like Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby and The Stepford Wives are evident everywhere.) Peele clearly knows his genre formulas, but moreover has a keen sense of how to make them speak to the present.

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline

14028 U.S. Hwy. 183 N.  512/861-7070

https://drafthouse.com/austin/theater/lakeline

FRI MAR 24

11:00am, 2:15, 5:45, 8:35, 11:20

SAT MAR 25

11:00am, 2:15, 5:45, 8:35, 11:20

SUN MAR 26

12:10, 3:40, 6:25, 9:15

MON MAR 27

12:00, 2:45, 5:45, 8:35, 11:20

TUE MAR 28

2:15, 5:45, 8:35, 11:20
AFA: 11:15am

WED MAR 29

11:15am, 2:15, 5:45, 8:35, 11:20

Alamo Drafthouse Mueller

1911 Aldrich Street, Suite 120  512/572-1425

https://drafthouse.com/austin/calendar/mueller

FRI MAR 24

1:35, 5:15, 8:15, 11:25

SAT MAR 25

10:30am, 2:15, 5:20, 8:25, 11:25

SUN MAR 26

10:00am, 1:45, 5:00, 8:20, 11:25

MON MAR 27

1:20, 5:00, 8:15, 11:20

TUE MAR 28

5:00, 8:15, 11:20
AFA: 1:20

WED MAR 29

1:20, 5:00, 7:45, 11:35

Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

5701 W. Slaughter  512/861-7060

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/slaughter-lane

Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

FRI MAR 24

11:20am, 2:20, 5:20, 8:20, 11:10

SAT MAR 25

10:50am, 2:05, 5:15, 8:25, 11:15

SUN MAR 26

10:55am, 2:10, 5:20, 8:20, 11:05

MON MAR 27

11:20am, 2:20, 5:20, 8:20, 11:10

TUE MAR 28

2:10, 5:20, 8:20, 10:35

WED MAR 29

11:20am, 2:20, 5:20, 8:20, 10:30

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S. Lamar  512/861-7040

drafthouse.com/theater/south-lamar

FRI MAR 24

11:50am, 2:35, 5:20, 8:05, 10:50

SAT MAR 25

11:45am, 2:30, 5:15, 8:00, 10:45

SUN MAR 26

11:30am, 2:15, 8:00, 10:45

MON MAR 27

2:20, 5:05, 8:00, 10:45

TUE MAR 28

2:20, 5:05, 7:00, 10:35

WED MAR 29

2:20, 5:05, 8:00, 10:45

Alamo Drafthouse Village

2700 W. Anderson  512/861-7030

drafthouse.com/austin/theater/village

Tuesday matinee Baby Day shows (first show of the day) are intended for parents and their children younger than 6. Showtimes at this venue are subject to frequent change. Please confirm daily times by phone or website.

FRI MAR 24

2:15, 5:00, 7:45, 10:50

SAT MAR 25

2:15, 5:10, 8:00, 10:50

SUN MAR 26

1:15, 4:10, 7:00, 9:55

MON MAR 27

5:00, 7:50, 10:35

TUE MAR 28

4:35, 8:00, 10:30
AFA: 1:30

WED MAR 29

4:55, 7:50, 10:30

Barton Creek Square (AMC)

2901 South Capital of Texas Hwy  512/306-1991

www.amctheatres.com

Matinee discounts available before 4pm daily. Bring Your Baby matinees the first Tuesday of every month.

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 11:15am, 2:15, 5:00, 7:40, 10:30

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 11:15am, 2:15, 5:00, 7:40, 10:30

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 11:15am, 2:15, 5:00, 7:40, 10:30

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:30

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:30

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 12:30, 3:10, 5:45, 8:30

Cinemark Hill Country Galleria 14

12812 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave  800/326-3264

www.cinemark.com/theater_showtimes.asp?theater_id=377

FRI MAR 24

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

SAT MAR 25

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

SUN MAR 26

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

MON MAR 27

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

TUE MAR 28

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

WED MAR 29

digital: 10:55am, 1:40, 4:30, 7:10, 10:05

Cinemark Round Rock

4401 N. I-35, Round Rock  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium. Call theatre for complete March 26-28 showtimes.

FRI MAR 24

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

SAT MAR 25

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

SUN MAR 26

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

MON MAR 27

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

TUE MAR 28

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

WED MAR 29

digital: 11:45am, 2:35, 5:15, 8:05, 10:45

THU MAR 30

digital: 11:45am, 2:35

Cinemark Southpark Meadows

9900 S. I-35  800/326-3264

Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

FRI MAR 24

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

SAT MAR 25

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

SUN MAR 26

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

MON MAR 27

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

TUE MAR 28

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

WED MAR 29

digital: 10:35am, 1:25, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45

Cinemark Stone Hill Town Center

18820 Hilltop Commercial Dr., Pflugerville  512/251-0938

www.cinemark.com

FRI MAR 24

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:45, 9:40

SAT MAR 25

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:45, 9:40

SUN MAR 26

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:45, 9:40

MON MAR 27

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:30, 9:15

TUE MAR 28

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:30, 9:15

WED MAR 29

digital: 12:00, 3:00, 6:30, 9:15

City Lights Theatre

420 Wolf Ranch Parkway, Georgetown  512/868-9922

FRI MAR 24

10:10am, 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

SAT MAR 25

10:10am, 1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

SUN MAR 26

1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

MON MAR 27

1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

TUE MAR 28

1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

WED MAR 29

1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

THU MAR 30

1:20, 4:20, 7:25, 10:00

EVO Entertainment

3200 Kyle Crossing, Kyle  512/523-9009

www.evo-entertainment.com

FRI MAR 24

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

SAT MAR 25

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

SUN MAR 26

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

MON MAR 27

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

TUE MAR 28

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

WED MAR 29

2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

Galaxy Highland 10

6700 Middle Fiskville  512/467-7305

www.galaxytheatres.com

No one under 18 will be allowed in the theatre on Friday or Saturday after 7pm without an adult.

FRI MAR 24

10:05am, 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45, 11:55

SAT MAR 25

10:05am, 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45, 11:55

SUN MAR 26

10:05am, 12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45

MON MAR 27

12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45

TUE MAR 28

12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45

WED MAR 29

12:20, 2:35, 4:55, 7:15, 9:45

THU MAR 30

12:20, 2:35, 4:55

Gateway Theatre

9700 Stonelake  512/416-5700

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:45, 10:25

Hometown Cinemas

120 MLK Jr. Industrial Blvd. W, Lockhart  512/398-4100

www.hometowncinemas.com

FRI MAR 24

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45

SAT MAR 25

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20, 9:45

SUN MAR 26

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20

MON MAR 27

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20

TUE MAR 28

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20

WED MAR 29

11:45am, 2:20, 4:40, 7:20

THU MAR 30

11:45am, 2:20

iPic Theaters Austin

3225 Amy Donovan Plaza  512/568-3400

www.ipic.com

FRI MAR 24

11:10am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

SAT MAR 25

11:20am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

SUN MAR 26

11:10am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

MON MAR 27

11:10am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

TUE MAR 28

11:10am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

WED MAR 29

11:10am, 2:10, 5:05, 8:00, 11:00

Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8

1600 Chestnut St, Bastrop  512/321-0123

www.schulmantheatres.com

FRI MAR 24

7:15, 9:55

SAT MAR 25

7:15, 9:55

SUN MAR 26

7:15, 9:55

MON MAR 27

7:15, 9:55

TUE MAR 28

7:15, 9:55

WED MAR 29

7:15, 9:55

THU MAR 30

7:15, 9:55

Metropolitan

901 Little Texas  512/447-0101

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

THU MAR 30

CC/DVS: 2:40, 5:20, 8:05, 10:45

Moviehouse & Eatery

8300 N. FM 620, Bldg. B  512/501-3520

www.themoviehouse.com/austin/

FRI MAR 24

10:15am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

SAT MAR 25

10:15am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

SUN MAR 26

10:15am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

MON MAR 27

10:45am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

TUE MAR 28

10:45am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

WED MAR 29

10:45am, 4:45, 8:00, 10:55

THU MAR 30

10:45am, 4:45

Starplex 12 San Marcos

1250 Wonder World Drive, San Marcos  512/805-8000

FRI MAR 24

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

SAT MAR 25

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

SUN MAR 26

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

MON MAR 27

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

TUE MAR 28

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

WED MAR 29

12:10, 2:45, 5:40, 8:05, 10:40

Tinseltown North

N. I-35 & FM 1825, Pflugerville  512/989-8535

Cost for 3-D and XD shows is regular ticket price plus a premium.

FRI MAR 24

digital: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

SAT MAR 25

digital: 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

SUN MAR 26

digital: 10:00am, 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

MON MAR 27

digital: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

TUE MAR 28

digital: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

WED MAR 29

digital: 1:00, 4:00, 7:00, 10:00

Westgate 11

4477 S. Lamar Blvd  512/899-2717

Discounts daily before 6pm. Cost for 3-D shows is regular ticket price plus a $3.50 premium.

FRI MAR 24

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:35

SAT MAR 25

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:35

SUN MAR 26

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30

MON MAR 27

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30

TUE MAR 28

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30

WED MAR 29

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30, 8:00, 10:30

THU MAR 30

CC/DVS: 10:00am, 12:30, 3:00, 5:30
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Get Out, Jordan Peele, Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Betty Gabriel, Marcus Henderson, Lakeith Stanfield, Stephen Root, Lil Rel Howery, Erika Alexander

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