Reviews

Dec 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.
Dec 10, 2019
Peele develops a genuinely thrilling, heart-in-the-throat-scary horror picture.
Dec 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).
Sep 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.
Sep 10, 2019
A sharp, often funny meditation on the terrifying power of human connection.
May 10, 2019
...[A]ll the elements of the production work together to create an atmospheric menace that occupies a breathless two-thirds of the high-intensity 116-minute running time.
Apr 21, 2019
Us is more sensory experience than thinkpiece.
Apr 19, 2019
Us revolves around an allegory that's more elastic and resistant to parsing than megahit Get Out.
Mar 29, 2019
Peele seems to lay bare the tremendous anxiety among the members of this family to maintain "respectability," that odious burden so essential to racism's armature.
Mar 28, 2019
The real genius at work in Us is Nyong'o, who anchors the story with underlying rage as well as the protective qualities usually reserved for male leads.
Mar 28, 2019
If Get Out was a dagger, Us is a storm cloud.The new picture is also, in some ways, more assured than Get Out in the way it delivers traditional but effective genre pleasures.
Mar 28, 2019
... it achieves an insidious, lingering effect that's rarer in the horror genre.
Mar 28, 2019
Even as the central characters are enveloped by doom, Peele provides a haunting image of a black family that is both unsuspecting and frighteningly unfuckwithable.
Mar 28, 2019
With his second feature, Peele completely obliterates the concept of a sophomore slump, debuting what will go down as the first true, soon-to-be-iconic horror classic that we've seen in many, many years.
Mar 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.
Mar 26, 2019
The joy of it, what makes the film a severe accomplishment, is that it can be a fun ride no matter how overstuffed. But only if, ignoring the film's prompts to mean more, you let it.
Mar 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.
Mar 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.
Mar 24, 2019
Fearsomely entertaining, consistently thought-provoking and occasionally bloody scary.
Mar 23, 2019
Us is a horror movie that poses a couple of simple questions; "Who are we?" and "How can we be sure, who we are?" Questions about which Peele speculates, wildly.