Us ★★★

Some great slasher setpieces, excellent Coraline-inspired score, god-tier Tim Heidecker performance, and some interesting thoughts about the collective American unconscious and our ability to selectively forget our national atrocities. But in the final act Peele explains both too much and not enough, writing large-scale Lore when he should be digging deep into his central characters. This is only compounded by the truly tragic final minutes, which deliberately muddle the film's themes for the sake of a nonsensical twist. Lots of stuff to like in this film. But in the end it's too much of a Second Feature for its own good.

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