Reviews: Us (2019)

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  • Emmanuel Báez @ Cinéfiloz [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Jordan Peele is the new master of social horror.
  • Caio Bogoni @ Cine Grandiose [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: A strong beginning, a solid follow up and such a frustrating ending.
  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: US is a thoroughly entertaining philosophical thesis that is clever without being supercilious. Peele’s sense of fun is as much of an imperative as his commentary.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: this satire of the American dream, where those who get left behind simmer in murderous resentment, resembles one of those unwieldy Stephen King novels like “The Tommyknockers” or “Insomnia” where a good concept unravels and goes off the rails.
  • Karl Delossantos @ Smash Cut Reviews
    • Excerpt: Us is a terrifying follow-up to Jordan Peele’s masterpiece directorial debut Get Out and featured an Oscar-worthy dual performance by Lupita N’yongo.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s not as tight as it could be, but where it lacks in efficiency, it more than makes up for in ideas, scares, and Lupita Nyong’o’s brilliant performance.
  • [New] | M. Enois Duarte @ High-DefDigest.com
    • Excerpt: In his sophomoric follow-up to Get Out, Jordan Peele, once again, surprises with another darkly twisted psychological thriller in Us, a horror allegory with pressing social commentary and thought-provoking ideas that’ll have viewers discussing long after the scares are over.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Candice Frederick @ Harper’s Bazaar
  • Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod
    • Excerpt: Peele suggests himself less the heir of the artists he pays homage to than as a more politically skewed but equally obvious M. Night Shyamalan.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Great cinema isn’t just about WHAT you say but HOW you say it.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An anxious moan, a looming disquiet of a reckoning coming for America. This is horror as weird, funny, damning, and more disconcerting the more you think about it, finding fear right in front of us.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Breathlessly tense, spectacularly weird, and metaphorically rich, “Us” is like experiencing a lucid nightmare, a next-level, wildly envisioned work of twisted genius.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth
    • Excerpt: At this point, it only seems like a matter of time before Jordan Peele is considered one of the best American filmmakers working today.
  • Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
    • Excerpt: Stylish, scary, and substantive.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: a creepy, atmospheric, weird-as-balls doppelganger horror. There’s a lot to unpack, but I think I love the way Peele’s brain works. It’s also as relevant as Hands Across America has been or ever will be.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
    • Excerpt: When sketch comedy star Jordan Peele unveiled Get Out, his first film as a writer-director, we were ill-prepared. We had ample warning for his second, Us, and I was still shaken. By God, he’s done it again.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: By pitting doppelgängers against each other, [Peele] depicts our collective internal struggle. By tethering them together [they must] witness their decisions’ ramifications.
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: With a proper handle on craft, Us is a well-oiled machine fueled by atmosphere, thrills, and surprise.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: The structured anxieties and tampering of normality, gives ‘Us’ its distinctive realm of descriptive cynicism and shock. Fittingly, Peele’s pet project brings a whole new definition to courting face-to-face double trouble.
  • Jon Partridge @ Cinapse
    • Excerpt: Us is a meticulously crafted slice of horror. Twisted and weird, but grounded by a finely built family dynamic. Some aspects of the film are sure to be polarizing, but it’s undeniable what a fresh and enthralling experience it is.
  • Eddie Pasa @ Gunaxin
  • Ruben Rigaud @ Cocalecas.net [Spanish]
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Tusshar Sasi @ Filmy Sasi
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: One’s communal theater experience and entertainment value is addictively fed and your mind will race afterword, preserving the impact for even more internalization, compartmentalization, and surprise.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Jordan Peele’s expertly crafted horror tale is the first great movie of the year.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ The Lens