Movie Review-Us


US is the follow up to Jordan Peele's 2018, GET OUT. It has some elements in common with his previous film, for one it's the new genre of movie called a "Political Thriller." While the movie has a lot of suspense in it it also makes a lot of political statements about the current state of the world, but, make no mistake, this is a straight up horror/suspense film with something creepy hanging around every corner.

Lupita Nyong'o gives a great performance as the current day mother and the child of the '80s who first encountered the doppelgangers, which are characters that appeared in early literature. A doppelganger is an evil twin that is usually played by a ghostly spirit.

While Nyong'o has other cast members who play her family in the movie, it is her stellar acting performance who holds the entire movie together. She does a great job of playing terrified.

Much like an M. Night Shyamalan movie, there are so many plot twists I'm afraid I would ruin the movie for you if I revealed too much. The movie is part suspense, partly a home invasion movie and it is all good.

The movie is rated R for language and violence at it runs at 1 hour and 56 minutes. US is a smart movie and on My "Hollywood Popcorn Scale" I rate it a JUMBO!

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