Get Out 3.0 stars

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Synopsis

Cultural appropriation shifts from “problematic” to “horrific” in writer-director Jordan Peele’s sharp take on the scary world of stuff white people like — starting with the “total privacy” of isolated country estates, like the one black photographer Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) visits with his white girlfriend Rose (Allison Williams) on a meet-the-parents weekend. (On the drive up from the city, the car hits a deer, and when Washington goes to check the body, there’s a telling shot of his foot leaving the asphalt and stepping into wilderness.) The jigsaw-tight structure is that of conventional horror done right — mercifully light on jump scares (instead opting for a number of disturbing reveals via moving camera) and mostly smart about mechanics. (Why go walking through a dark house in the middle of the night? Because you’re trying to sneak a cigarette, away from your disapproving girlfriend and her even more disapproving family.) And layered atop that structure is a squirmingly funny portrayal of tortured race relations, even among people of ostensibly good will. It’s not subtle, but it is clever, and besides, this is a horror movie — one in which the black guy is determined not to die.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Friday, May 26

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 27

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 28

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Monday, May 29

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 30

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 31

    10:45 a.m., 1:40 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Friday, May 26

    9:50 p.m., 11:35 p.m.

  • Saturday, May 27

    9:50 p.m., 11:35 p.m.

  • Sunday, May 28

    9:50 p.m., 11:35 p.m.

  • Monday, May 29

    9:50 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 30

    9:50 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 31

    9:50 p.m.

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