By AI Creative Media
“Get Out,” a racially-charged horror thriller from Jordan Peele (of Key & Peele fame), earned a rare 100% “fresh” rating on the film review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. The movie currently have 131 reviews and counting.
The movie is in a very rare company. To put this in perspective, no wide theatrical release garnered similar acclaim this year at this point, while last year, out of the hundreds of movies released, there were only four that scored 100%: “Things to Come (L’avenir)”, “Tower”, Only Yesterday, and O.J.: Made in America, none of which received wide theatrical release similar to Peele’s film.
Buoyed by the strong reviews, “Out” is expected to displant WB’s hit “The LEGO Batman Movie” from no.1 at the boxoffice this weekend, earning Universal/Blumhouse its second surprise hit this year after last month’s Split.
This is Peele’s directorial debut. He is best known for starring in Comedy Central series Key & Peele and MADtv. But that is most likely to change based on the critical and commercial performance of “Get Out” so far.