us movie review - Aussieboyreviews


Cleverly directed by Jordan Peele, this smart and spooky horror movie is definitely unnerving. Us is very original and features a family meeting their scary and threatening doppelgängers. It’s not extremely violent, but it’s utterly creepy.


During their beach vacation, a family begin to be terrorised by their red-dressed doppelgängers who invade their holiday home one night.

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Movie details

Director: Jordan Peele
Cast: Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker
Writer: Jordan Peele
Release Date (Australia): 28 March 2019
Runtime: 116 minutes/1h 56m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (MA15+)

Horror themes include a sustained sense of threat and menace, as well as several depictions of people being murdered.

Violence (MA15+)

The film contains brief depictions of stabbings that are accompanied by blood spatters and blood detail.

Coarse Language (M)

The film contains use of the word “f**k”, occasionally used within the lyrics of a song, and several uses of “s**t” and “ass”.

Drug Use (PG)

The film contains mild verbal references to marijuana.

Sex (G)

A man positions himself on a bed in an attempt to seduce his wife.

mpaa rating

R (for violence/terror, and language)

Aussie boy's thoughts

It’s difficult for even the same writer and director to offer as much of an unnerving surprise like Jordan Peele’s previous Get Out provided, but Us is distinctly unsettling, creepy and smart. Somewhat alike his earlier mystery-thriller masterpiece, he designs a normal kind of family and gives them a very spooky enemy, doppelgängers of themselves. That pretty much sums the film up.

Jordan Peele’s previous popular horror-thriller was a mysterious and exceptionally thrilling focusing on a black boyfriend meeting his white girlfriend’s family, forming some riveting themes and morals on racial tension. Us is completely different and doesn’t focus on race like Get Out did, but the film still cleverly encourages us to think and provides an unanticipated twist ending.

It’s also not one of those extremely violent horror movies or horror flicks that lack well-thought ideas, so don’t expect to see close-up slashing kills. Giving the entire population of the world doppelgängers of themselves, this movie slides down the horror genre, rather than the thriller like Get Out. But this movie does have its moments of comic relief for the not-too-heavy-hearted.

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