Us ★★★★★

Very little to say due to the knotty nature of this thing, but I can't leave the five star rating just-standing-there so....

Complicated and arbitrary horror movie that absolutely anticipates an audience searching for preordained social meaning and proceeds to deny - on every level - preset structural desires. A giant leap in quality for Peele.

It is very, very close to a mid-career Hooper film in that it is extremely unwieldy and treats the subterranean as the sole domain of truth. The first two acts are a contemporary 80s slasher reincarnate, where the third act undergoes a strict metamorphosis into a calm sublime.

But the thematic ideas here are mostly very silly.

It's the movie itself that just works works works baby.

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