Robert’s Review: Get Out

Hello Clever People! Welcome to my review for the new horror film that delves into many themes about racism, with a slight edge of comedy, Get Out, which revolves around an african american man in an international relationship meeting the parents of his white girlfriend, and the absurd things that happen while he’s staying there. It’s received heaps of critical praise, and for good reason, as it might just be my #1 film of the year. Enjoy! (Note: If anyone is planning on seeing my performance as Ellard in Shasta College’s The Foreigner this weekend or next, make sure you come on the Friday and Sunday performances; the other nights another person will be playing the roles.)

Robert Burke
Robert Burke is a 14 year old film critic currently attending Sequoia Middle School. His love for film started when he was very young, and grows as he learns more and more about it. Robert expresses his love for film through reviews, which can be found on this website every Saturday. Film is not his only passion, as he also loves to act in local plays, performing roles such as Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story and Dill in To Kill A Mockingbird. He currently lives in Redding, CA, and hopes to one day be a film director.
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6 Responses

  1. Frank Treadway says:

    Get Out kind of reminds me of watching Indian & Cowboy movies at the Cascade Theatre in the 1950s. I always wanted the Indians to win, but the white cavalry always won out in the tragic end.  While Get Out is good acting, I think I’ll set this film out, subtle or direct racism is not my thing. And Robert, several of us did see you on Friday, great job and great experience for your future career as a director.

    • Robert Burke Robert Burke says:

      Interesting comparison. Thank you for coming to the play! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  2. Dodie says:

    I’m so glad you liked “Get Out.”  My husband and I went to see this movie a week or so ago and we really liked it also.  I don’t care for horror films,  but this one was first billed as a drama/horror film and I liked the trailer.   ” Get Out”  has a message, is thrilling, exciting, suspenseful and very well executed.

    Glad you will be performing on Sunday. Looking forward to your performance,  as well as Froggy’s.

    • Robert Burke Robert Burke says:

      That’s part of the reason I love it so much, there’s no pandering to the horror crowd, they create a story of human drama and add horror in it. Sunday should be great!

  3. A. Jacoby says:

    I LOVE it that you not only give us your opinions (as do all critics) but you go on to give us reasons and explanations for why you have that opinion. You also give a nod to the opinions of other people, which has the effect of allowing the reader to own their own opinions, even if the differ from yours. Better than good job, EXCELLENT JOB!!