Chris, a young African-American man, visits his Caucasian girlfriend Rose's mysterious family estate.
Wow, it is insane how much praise this movie's getting! It currently stands at 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's in the IMDb Top 250! And that seems to be because of how cleverly it makes its point on a very touchy subject.
I may not be the best qualified to discuss the issue of racism, but I love how astutely this movie asks why it's still a thing. Everyone, including Chris himself, draws attention to the fact that he's black, but at the same time is kind of nonchalant about it.
It plays out like a mystery story: you know something's wrong with this family and their servants, and you're not even sure you want to know what.
It even stands above many horror thrillers on the market today in terms of craft, for one simple reason: it doesn't rely on jump scares. In fact, I only recall jumping out of my skin once.
The one thing holding it back for me is that, even though Chris's interactions with the family are supposed to be awkward, that still doesn't make them any more bearable.
But aside from that, I can't deny how well written it is, I didn't see the big revelation coming, and I'd happily see this movie again.
My rating: 75%