Us

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59% Audience Score59%
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    With "Get Out" setting the bar incredibly high, it was going to be extremely difficult for Peele to meet expectations with his second film, "Us." In terms of technique, the film thrives. Peele is undoubtedly an inventive visual filmmaker, but his writing is not quite up to par. This is evident when attempting to decipher the film's meaning. The film's tagline, "We are our own worst enemy," seems to refer to the individual struggles humans put themselves through, but Peele has suggested the film is about US immigration and otherism. Peele has also said he likes ambiguity and allowing audiences' imaginations to run wild. However, there is a fine line between this, and the film having no clear meaning. By the time the film passes the expositional phase and explains the doppelgängers' motives, the logic of the film begins to teeter. This, along with Peele's imperfect employment of ambiguity, causes the film's logic to fall apart as soon as one questions the motivations and meaning behind certain characters and imagery, leaving the film with no coherent message. Despite the wibbly-wobbly logic of the film, "Us" is enjoyable to watch largely due to one performance, and that is clearly Lupita Nyong'o as Adelaide and Red. Every actor in the film convincingly portrays two characters, but Lupita anchors the film and brings her own uniquely terrifying flair to Red especially. Playing these two characters as well as she does requires incredible range. Lupita hits every emotion expected and has the on-screen physicality to effectively convey those emotions.
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The twist at the end could have been carried out in a better way and it would make this movies ten times better than what it turned out to be.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Fantastic movie, one of the best horror films I've seen in a long time.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    it's not what I expected but it was a great film. Lupita did amazing in her performance and all the other cast members. Jordan Peele is great at his job, he did so well in directing and writing this film. When I got back home from the movie theaters I was scared and paranoid. I can't wait until jordans next film
  • 2 of 5 stars
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    Here is the problem. It's not close to 93 pct as the experts say. That rating is white guilt, which is true racism. The acting is a solid F ... The story line a C and the cinematography a B+ The audience rating of 59 pct is pretty close. The acting is so bad, you think it's a comedy at times. It passed the time
  • 3 of 5 stars
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    The allegories were completely lost on me, which makes me unsure whether the entirety of the movie was subject to personal interpretations. Just when I thought I had the central theme of the movie down, it completely escapes me again. It's easy to determine it as an anti-capitalist movie, but is it really about that? Us wasn't disappointing as a follow-up to Get Out, but it just didn't have as much grip as Peele's masterpiece.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Tem seus altos e baixos. Gostei muito da atmosfera do filme. O fato de toda família ser negra e ser tratada como uma família normal, sem apelações para estereótipos, me agradou muito. O terror funciona muito bem e não se restringe facilmente, o que me pegou de surpresa. Porém, teve algo que me incomodou: o humor. Na minha opinião, raras vezes funcionou bem, pois se o filme não me faz acreditar que os personagens estão com medo de morrer, por que eu deveria acreditar e temer por eles? A trilha sonora é excelente, o plot é interessante mas pouco profundo e não sabe muito bem a direção que vai, deixando a decisão com o espectador - de maneira erronia. As interpretações são muito boas, visto que os personagens principais interpretam suas versões sombrias também. Se o filme focasse mais no ritmo de terror e aprofundasse no plot, teria um potencial muito maior.
  • 1 of 5 stars
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    I think the cinematography was great. That was the only thing that was great for me :/. The story line was shallow and unoriginal. How many times have we seen movies or heard stories about strange families from another world or dimension showing up at someone's house? For example: the strangers, the Manson family, the walking dead, zombieland, etc. The thrill factor wasn't really there for me. To be honest I'm disappointed rotten tomatoes rated this a 93%. The movie was also very slow moving....
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    I think the cinematography was great. That was the only thing that was great for me :/. The story line was shallow and unoriginal. How many times have we seen movies or heard stories about strange families from another world or dimension showing up at someone's house? For example: the strangers, the Manson family, the walking dead, zombieland, etc. The thrill factor wasn't really there for me. To be honest I'm disappointed rotten tomatoes rated this a 93%. The movie was also very slow moving....
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    A tense thriller story with its great character telling overall but the unnecessarry jokes makes the movie unrealistic. Missing some scenes with high potential of terror build up like the talk scene movie should have included that has the conversation people normally have after witnessing a paranomal thing.