Us Reviews

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December 10, 2019
It's one thing for a movie to humble you by leaving you unsure about yourself and your place in the world; it's another for it to leave you wondering what, exactly, a filmmaker is trying to use his formidable verbal and visual vocabulary to say.
December 10, 2019
Peele develops a genuinely thrilling, heart-in-the-throat-scary horror picture.
December 10, 2019
Every element in this film serves a purpose and is set up like a chess move, from the soundtrack to the detailed production values. (Be sure to check out the old VHS tapes in a flashback sequence).
September 24, 2019
I love the performances, but I'm just not super sold on the script, to be honest... I'm really ready for [Jordan Peele] to be his own voice now.
September 10, 2019
A sharp, often funny meditation on the terrifying power of human connection.
April 19, 2019
Us revolves around an allegory that's more elastic and resistant to parsing than megahit Get Out.
March 28, 2019
... it achieves an insidious, lingering effect that's rarer in the horror genre.
March 27, 2019
For all its unevenness and confusion, cannot be dismissed. Something genuinely urgent seems to be happening, especially in the performances by Nyong'o and, to a lesser extent, Moss.
March 25, 2019
Ambition in the horror genre can be a good thing, but the overreach in this movie detracts from both the horror and the ambition. Having said that, Peele shows a marked advance in filmmaking skills here and, in her dual role, Nyong'o is ferociously good.
March 24, 2019
This film, unlike its predecessor, isn't perfect. But it is a richly intriguing riot of imagery and ideas that demands to be rewatched again and again.
March 22, 2019
It wouldn't be as truly terrifying as it is without the jaw-dropping performance from his leading lady, Nyong'o, and with this collaboration they have created another whip-smart modern horror classic.
March 22, 2019
The result is bloody but weirdly bloodless, a sort of thinky exercise in horror filmmaking. There's more juice in the laughs here than the scares.
March 22, 2019
Us is an uncanny movie, and an implicit riposte to the questions Peele himself asked in Get Out. What if there's no easy ending? What if the real struggle takes place within?
March 22, 2019
"Us" will pin you to your seat and leave you stiff with fear. The mystery it weaves, however, doesn't yield any immediately satisfying answers, only more questions. But at least it gets you thinking, and these days, that's plenty.
March 22, 2019
The film takes an unexpected, spectacular stylistic turn.
March 22, 2019
Us is much scarier than Get Out, but less funny. Peele occasionally disrupts the tension with a few jokes but he wants to keep you freaked out, not laughing.
March 22, 2019
But the good so greatly outweighs the bad; "Us" is definitely worth seeing, and it is a positive sign for the quality of Peele's upcoming "Twilight Zone" reboot.
March 22, 2019
"Us" is political filmmaking of the most spirited sort, and it sets up quite a fight: the Hydes come to visit the Jekylls, and the Jekylls hit back. Whom you cheer for, in the long run, is up to you.
March 21, 2019
There's no way to know in the moment you're admiring this that it carries meaning that informs the rest of the film. That's just terrific filmmaking.
March 21, 2019
It's compulsory seeing for everyone who loves the horror genre, the movie medium and the notion of saying sage things about contemporary life without straying from entertainment's twisty path.
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