HRyan’s review published on Letterboxd:
While I'm personally split on Us, I'd say majority of people are either going to love this movie or hate this movie. While being split down the middle, I can see where both sides could argue against each other.
I was with the movie. There was some stuff that bothered me, but I was interested on where it was going. Then the exposition scene happened, and it all made sense. Then Peele threw in the final twist, and now I have no clue what to think.
My main issue with the movie is the twist. The thing that bothers me the most about the twist is that it contracts itself and what I feel what the movie was trying to say as a whole. If I went back and rewatched it, I feel I wouldn't be as invested as I was the first time.
The performances were strong. The whole family, Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke, and both kids were very good. They definitely carried the movie and you can tell they were given good direction by Peele. Peele does good direction here too. The shots are set up well, the camera work was very fluent. Also a good soundtrack and score. Very eeire and sets off a really creepy tone.
It's a mixed bag. I'm leaning towards the opposite of the general concensus. I'm not going to like everything I see, but sometimes I like when movies divide me like this. While I may not have completely enjoyed it, I keep thinking about it, and isn't that what movies are supposed to do all the time?