It seems that Nolan has forgotten why his fans like him in the first place. He makes intelligent movies, not confusing ones. Tenet is a confusing movie masquerading around as a intelligent one. Tenets goal is to confuse you as much as possible, an example of this is the fact that the movie doesn't really even have a beginning. You have no checkpoint of understanding, the film just starts in confusion and builds more and more confusion on top of that until the end where everything is wrapped up in a neat bow. Not to mention this entire movie is kind of just a rip off of primer. Overall, by far my least favorite Nolan film, that quite honestly shows he has no ability to direct actors.
Us is a really great piece of art, although it's value on the basis of horror is questionable. It expresses a really interesting opinion on America, on capitalism, and the constant need to look and be "better". This being said because of the comedy and these well implemented themes the movie becomes a lot less scary then it could have been. It may be confusing message wise on first watch but that is no reason to discount the film entirely. Fight Clubs message may be lost on the first viewing but I think most people can agree it's an amazing film nonetheless.
I thought it was a fun watch. I mean I don't know it wasn't the best thing I've ever seen but a 33%? I would assume a 65% with a controversial ?/10 score. I just don't get how it's so bad. I get that people are saying this movie is Donnie Darko for dummies, but to be honest Donnie Darko itself was pretty dumb. It's a great movie but it's whiny and made for young teens just as this movie is. The only difference is that Donnie Darko had Jake Gyllenhaal and it's director did a bad job of explaining the movie. This movie was well explained so there is no mystery, that's really the main difference.
While the film was filled to the brim with cliches, with a incredibly simple and barebones story attached, it is very watchable. It feels like watching a good production of a Shakespeare play that you've seen a thousand times. The acting is really what pushes this one through.