Review of 2019 movie Us. The highly anticipated followup to Jordan Peele’s fantastic 2017 film Get Out, which was one of my top movies the year it came out.
US had some great acting with all the main leads getting to take a spin playing two versions of themselves. The cinematography and musical score was on point and fantastic. This movie had some good creepy horror moments, some fun action thriller scenes, as well as some great comedic moments, which I felt help give some much appreciated comedic relief from the overall horror tension of the film
While the movie had some really positive things going for it, and a lot of it is enjoyable and entertaining. I couldn’t get over the explanation for the doppelgangers (or the “Tethered” as they are known in the movie). I couldn’t buy into who they are, what their motivation was, what the deal with their whole world is, and I felt it created all sorts of plot holes, and it really brought down the movie overall.
Still an enjoyable ride, and worth seeing if you are really curious to see Jordan Peele’s follow up to Get Out, but it’s conclusion is kind of unsatisfying.
DANNYMALT SCORE: 7.5
===== MOVIE DETAILS =====
Storyline: A family’s serenity turns to chaos when a group of doppelgängers begins to terrorize them.
Director: Jordan Peele
Writer: Jordan Peele
Shahadi Wright Joseph
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Release Date: March 22, 2019
Runtime: 1h 56min
Production Companies: Blumhouse Productions, Monkeypaw Productions
Distribution Company: Universal Pictures
US MPAA Rating: R
Canadian MPA Rating: PG-14
Budget: $20 million
===== REVIEW SCORES =====
DANNYMALT SCORE: 7.5
IMDB Score: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Review Scores as of March 22, 2019.
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===== EXTRA INFO =====
Intro & Outro Music in video by Illinois Brass Band “Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
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