Get Out is good and gets a B
Many people were excited to see Jordan Peele's directorial debut after being fans of his writing and acting in last year's Keanu and the Key and Peele TV series. I haven't seen any of his previous work so I didn't really know what to expect. This movie had been receiving a lot of buzz and was kind of a mystery to me. It's not often I go into a movie not knowing what to expect so I definitely took advantage.
This is a good movie. It's key strengths are its original and important concepts and certain acting. Without going into spoilers, this movie is a thriller that tackles a theme not typical for its genre: racism. Peele's directing allows the theme to be tackled in a realistic manner. In addition, the acting of Daniel Kaluuya is outstanding. I had recognized his talent before in the British series Black Mirror (which if you haven't seen, I highly recommend you do, one of the best series I've ever seen). Kaluuya conveys so many emotions in both subtle and strong ways. His convincing behavior for his character is what most draws you into this movie.
Get Out does have some weaknesses. There are some scenes that after solving the story's mysteries don't make sense upon reflection. In addition, as original as the concepts are, the execution of the story is riddled with horror film tropes and cliches. Lastly, the humor in the movie (mostly from LilRel Howery), while genuinely enjoyable, at times makes the film hard to take seriously.
Overall, though this is a solid effort that is worth seeing.