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Year
2019
Runtime
116 min.
Director
Jordan Peele
Genres
Thriller, Horror
Rating *
7.6
Votes *
0
Checks
1,379
Favs
90
Dislikes
12
Favs/checks
6.5% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    There is a LOT going on in Us, much of it impossible to unpack if I want to keep spoilers to a minimum. At first, I thought Jordan Peele was going back to Get Out's intent, using the African-American experience to motivate horror tropes. The trailers claiming that we are our worst enemy, and the family's doubles dressed in orange prison jumpsuits set the tone for a play on "who we are vs. who racists think we are". In the imagery - which is replete with "doubling" motifs - there's something very much like Childish Gambino's "This Is America". Except it takes a different turn, and becomes about more than one ethnic group's experience. It's about a divided America (or insert whatever Western country you want), using an 80s symbol of unity turned into its opposite as one of the story's oddest (apparent) non sequiturs. As your perspective of the "doubling" changes, it raises new questions and targets of satire. Peele also indulges in some pretty original world-building (pointing the finger in decodable ways), and provides the suspense and disturbia we require of the genre. Perhaps at times, Us tries to do too much. It needs to show us US after all, and we're not simple people. The structure strains under its own weight, but everything pays off so well, I really don't mind. The biggest compliment I can pay it is that I would have watched that family on their vacation - living through personal comedies and tragedies - even if it hadn't been a horror film beyond the first act. 2 weeks 6 days ago
  2. samoan's avatar

    samoan

    Good movie overall. Get out was better. Great ending. But not very scary. Also, there are a lot of plot holes in the film and parts that are never explained. If you haven't seen the movie, don't look at the spoilers -> spoiler 3 weeks 5 days ago
  3. Paravail's avatar

    Paravail

    Kinda weak in my opinion. The movie seems to want to be a serious psychological thriller and a campy slasher at the same time. It even turns into a zombie film of sorts around the third act. There's a lot of genre confusion and it keeps the film from being particularly strong at anything. spoiler 2 weeks 6 days ago
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