Jordan’s Peele’s new horror film "Get Out" deserves all of the glowing reviews it has garnred from both black and white moviegoers and critics. By tackling racism in America as a horror story, with lots of sharp humor, Peele is able to bring to light passive racist behavior and attitudes of white liberals in an honest, fresh and unforgettable way, writes Alissa Wilkinson of Vox. The movie is extremely contemporary and timely in its view of a post-Obama America, and succeeds in generating conversations about Americans’ different social and racial experiences.
Jordan Peele’s new film is a divisive, opportunistic anti-white film that derides black paranoia and white superstition, writes Armond White in National Review. While it has been hailed as a funny social horror film, the movie is slow-paced and filled with trite, unfunny and predictable humor that debases serious concerns, argues White, who adds that Peele exploits racial discomfort in a manipulative way, playing racial grief and racist relief against each other. The movie doesn't live up to other movies about race nor does it invite intelligent discussion about race in America.