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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.