Us ★★★½

Jordan Peele deftly directs horror, but more importantly he writes original stories and ideas. And Us, his latest, is inventive and fun.

I was a little daunted at the 2 hour run time, but once Us gets going, it takes its twists and turns and surprises at a solid clip. The cast is terrific. Lupita Nyong'o gets notice, but her whole family (comprised of Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Evan Alex) are excellent, as is pretty much everyone else.

It’s also quite funny throughout.

My only real complaint is the explanation/backstory that is fleshed out in the end, explaining all of what happens. The weirdness of the events without explanation carries more threat and fear, not knowing what is going on or why, is the film’s strength.

Anyhow, great stuff.

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