Us

Husband and wife Gabe and Adelaide Wilson take their kids to their beach house expecting to unplug and unwind with friends. But as night descends, their serenity turns to tension and chaos when some shocking visitors arrive uninvited.

  • Released: 2019-03-14
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker, Elisabeth Moss, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, Madison Curry, Duke Nicholson, Napiera Groves, Kara Hayward, Lon Gowan, Alan Frazier, Dustin Ybarra, Nathan Harrington, Darrel Cherney, James Cobb, Alessandro Garcia, David M Sandoval Jr., Ashley McKoy, Jordan Peele
  • Director: Jordan Peele
 Comments
  • richzytko - 10 January 2023
    Very good but weak male characters
    Suspenseful, do not read spoilers, ruins it. Not really sure what happened at the end!

    Unfortunately characters were typical Hollywood - showed a weak dad, annoying daughter, overly heroic wife who saves the day or does she? So many scenes where characters struggled were easily remedied - just slide the table? Why not kill as many as possible? Run them over. Why acquiesce to getting handcuffed? Why not just hide, why drive? Why does she keep getting out of the car? Was she really the clone all along? Great concept not sure what the hands across America had to do with it. Overall very good but gory movie.
  • backup-50362 - 8 January 2023
    If your characters are unlikeable, who's sticking around to watch it?
    This movie has the most generic goofy movie dad, the most generic silent and overly-serious, annyoing wife, annoying daughter... Then they go to the beach with another family with a generic goofy dad, a generic drunken wife who "thinkgs about murdering him sometimes" and tells him "I hate you" as he's serving her drinks like a simp...

    Am I meant to sit through the whole movie when nobody in it is likeable? What's my motive to waste time watching this, exactly?

    And no, even if you're one of those ridiculous goofs who's blind to this annoying modern movie trope of stupid, cartoonishly unlikeable family characters, the rest of this "horror" movie isn't anything new or good either.

    Just cheap and goofy low-budget horror stuff... But no, I ain't sitting through this whole thing and listening to insufferable characters go through their mundane lives any longer to see if they live or die. Eventhough based on how generic and bland this movie is, I can totally guess who'll die in the end, if anyone must.

    This sucks.
  • linhtthhs - 7 January 2023
    Great idea, worth a look!
    The film tells the story of the Wilson family, a happy family, on their summer vacation to the Santa Cruz beach - where his wife Adelaide was lost as a child and suffered a psychological trauma that made it quite difficult for her to communicate. The holiday is quickly interrupted by the arrival of four mysterious guests dressed in red, wielding sharp scissors, whose behavior is unusual and most terrifying is the appearance of a mask of the same name homeowner. The film doesn't have many scary scenes, but it makes viewers get goosebumps because of the details incorporated by director Jordan. ''Us'' conveys the message of a heavily class distinctions American society that makes the audience think a lot when stepping out of the theater..
  • HafizhMaulana21 - 7 January 2023
    Two different human sides
    A family vacationing on the outskirts of the beach gets uninvited guests and starts terrorizing them.

    The second film from Jordan Peele is still with the same theme as the previous film. Bringing a horror nuance with a psychological blend that is actually able to give a terrible impression to the audience. No wonder it is a little difficult for this film to understand, especially with the ending that is also confusing for us to be able to draw conclusions. If we conclude for ourselves, this film explains that humans have a dark side or a side that is the opposite of their identity. Overall the film is good. Us gives its own experience in watching this film. The premise of the story is deep about the human side. Conflicts are constructed grippingly, frightening and stressful. The plot of the story is dense, not rushing in building a tense atmosphere, not rushing in building the story and neatly packaged. Various terrors and horrors are well presented. With dense and good dialogue of course.

    Lupita Nyong'o's good acting in playing the female character. He looks like two coin eyes, one side looks like a person who is struggling in the face of a tense situation. But one side can be seen how terrible he is with a sharp faint smile.
  • daniel_de_marko-51897 - 1 January 2023
    Good movie
    The movie is good and you can watch it on breath, but I think that there is hidden rascism in the movie. Is not normal in the movie to play only black artists because they are black and scary and that is why the play in the horror movie? I think this is hidden rascism against the black. They are scareful. Some parts of the movie are very naive. For the horror genre it is okay. They are some scenes in the movie that are not well shot and it is too dark with plenty of black people and you watch only tooth and eyeballs. I recommend this movie if you have free time and you do not know what to do. The ost is good.
  • mohammad-metwally - 28 December 2022
    This movie had potential to be great but...
    I gave it 6/10 honestly just it has been rare these days to find a decent enough movie in general (all genres) But the moment they tried to explain who are those clones that screwed up the whole story, it could have been easily left unsaid. Also not sure where is the police or any type of force. There were a purge in the streets in US without a single use of a gun, isn't that odd?

    And the movie ending ***Spoiler ***** I don't get it why the original girl never got out of there why did she stayed all those years?!!

    If somehow she find a way to untie herself, why on earth didn't she just got out of there?
  • aviranamos - 21 December 2022
    except of the tense beginning there is nothing good about this movie
    The plot is so well constructed at the beginning that you really believe you are going to watch a horror movie of the finest kind! This feeling really gets stronger with the initial encounter with the doubles... The funny thing here is that immediately after the encounter, the film starts to deteriorate until its conclusion. So many questions arise for the viewer that do not receive a logical answer and the script becomes so ridiculous that I simply abandoned the film in its last ten minutes and did not even remain intrigued as to how it ended. Disappointment!

    I have to praise the lead actress!! She simply holds the entire film on her back and has scenes that are worthy of inspiration!
  • personaljesusz - 18 December 2022
    Them/they
    Very good comedy that you can watch with your family to spend your time in a dying world that you can live only for once.

    Movie goes slow. Comedy begins at the scene where the tall guy try to tackle family members by jumping like a gorilla. And acting like it. And shouting like it.

    'Jordan Peele gave the cast 11 horror films to watch so they would have "a shared language" when filming.' Which movie consists jumping like a gorilla to scare people?

    This list includes the film 'Martyrs' which is a wonderfully executed horror movie, none other topped it. Does this film includes that kinda nonsense? Nope. Jaws? Which scene in Jaws includes a tall man jumping and acting like a chimpanzee? Like, come on man. Stop doing. Just do your comedy thing and Get Out.
  • xiaoli7377 - 14 December 2022
    Us and Them
    Great movie, I loved it. It's so hard to talk about a film like this without giving spoilers, but the one thing that I don't get is all of the negative or mediocre scores; this movie has a lot lower score on this website than some really abysmally overrated movies (some that somehow even grace the "Top 250" movies of all time list that they have here). I have a feeling that in a few more years this will be looked back at as a great hidden gem from this era in film making.

    What Jordan Peele is able to do here is make a statement that goes beyond the great social commentary that was present in "Get Out", in a way that shows that he is a competent filmmaker in films that are less on-the-nose. And I'm not even going to attempt to interpret or analyze the themes and very interesting thinking points that I felt that this movie brought up. It just seems like this second film of his shows a lot of the maturity that he must have went through as a story writer and film maker after the success that was "Get Out." I think that it is a much better film than his first in most levels that are objective, such as cinematography, writing, suspenseful moments, and such (Lupita Nyong'o steals the show). This is no knock on "Get Out", that was still a superb movie. I just can't help but be bedazzled and feel instant love for this film. Maybe it's because this was my first viewing of "Us" and I've seen "Get Out" three times in the past.

    I've found all three of Jordan Peele's films ("Nope" is a slightly lesser degree of awesome) thus far to be built of the highest cinematic craftsmanship and that engage you in a very cerebral and thought-provoking way; an invitation to be quizzical about the unknown, investigative of clues and themes and meanings, and to walk away with perhaps a different perspective on something, anything (Peele rarely tells you straight up what that "anything" is, rather guiding you on a path of clearer thinking) than when you first arrived. That's all I can really ask out of a movie: to push the bounds of my imagination and alter my way of thinking. That's the magic of cinema and that is what I have found so incredibly stimulating from "Us."
  • IrateTyrant - 5 December 2022
    THEM vs. US
    I like Jordan Peele, kind of. Still, I can't remember Key & Peele's names right now. Right, right now: Tyler Perry. (Aww, I still can't.) So anyway, Jordan Peele stole this idea from a French film. The difference between "Ils" and "Us" is that the functionality of the tunnel system below the Earth was used for entirely differing purposes. "Ils" tells us that there are thousands of vagabond children under there, waiting to eat our food while we are sleeping, or to torture us with our pets. "Us" reveals that these tunnels might be housing for a replacement army of zombie-humans from some sort of cloning experiment.

    In the Revolution and Colonization of America, the Colonists were forced to abandon New York City. There were Byzantine structures and tunnels buried deep beneath the islands, which caused the land to be non-settleable. Natives believed they were there before they arrived in the 30th millenium BC. It stretched, as it turns out, to Mayan temples. There is another belief that it was somehow infiltrated in the Southwest Americas by Reptilian aliens. Many times in circus freakshows there would be "archaeological findings." Other animals have behaviors like this, as well, hibernation, etc. The key to this movie's strangeness is the black rabbit. This rabbit is a key ingredient in the Greek assessment of the spreading and containment of the flu.

    So, who is invading Us? Is it Them? (Antcestors?) Or... Nah... It's another human company. The movie never reveals the company's name, but the idea to hold hands across the world is put into action with the intent to lead you to the wrong answers.

    I had to delete my other Peele review, because I will be honest, I just liked that actor. Maybe this makes up for it, because this was a surprisingly good flick.
  • benoitdelforge - 3 December 2022
    HORRIBLE
    Really weird movie, did not enjoy watching.. normally we like thriller /horror but this was an absurd story line and bad script . I don't recommend.

    Really weird movie, did not enjoy watching.. normally we like thriller /horror but this was an absurd story line and bad script . I don't recommend.

    Really weird movie, did not enjoy watching.. normally we like thriller /horror but this was an absurd story line and bad script . I don't recommend.

    Really weird movie, did not enjoy watching.. normally we like thriller /horror but this was an absurd story line and bad script . I don't recommend. !!!
  • deesestone - 20 November 2022
    Incomprehensible
    Didn't like it, didn't understand it, found it boring rather than scary, maybe if I watched it again and didn't fall asleep during it I would have a different opinion, and oh yes, after having read the various explanations on-line. Because call me stupid but I needed those explanations to understand the bare plot, aside from the different themes which I didn't get at all. I much preferred Get Out because it was tightly knit as a plot and the hints came together at the end. And the good guys win, the circle of safety is thinly drawn but it is there. Sorry, too complex for me to the point of boredom.
  • JohnnyMcKerney - 20 November 2022
    Competent horror with some logic issues and a "meh" ending
    Watching this years after it's original release, I think my expectations weren't as high as others. This isn't a bad movie; Jordan Peele knows how to make compelling movies--this one just doesn't manage to recapture the same magic as Get Out. I easily would have given this a higher rating if they hadn't glossed over some of the horror-rules that this film attempts to abide by. There's some laugh-out-loud moments of levity, particularly from the father. Peele's cinematographer also clearly knows where to place the camera to get a visually interesting composition. Unfortunately, the ending doesn't really stick the landing, and is easy enough to see coming. I wouldn't seek this film out, but if you haven't seen it and it lands on streaming somewhere, it might be a good way to kill an evening.
  • swodae - 6 November 2022
    You Are All Wrong
    The reviews on this movie are unbelievable. This movie starts and ends with an awesome soundtrack, looks beautiful, and introduces the family and their friends quickly but with writing that gives the ability to gain enough emotion for the characters before the action starts. The mannerisms of the other family, for both of the families, is horrifying, and they are played by the same actors! The idea is easy to follow and by the end, I could've stood up in the theater with my hands on my head, that twist is incredible, and it happens at the very, very end. I didn't see it coming. The lighting of this movie is also spot on, an example of my favorite shot was when the other Jason walked out from the shadow of the car (near the end of the movie). The ONE and ONLY thing: I thought it was a tad hard to understand the other Adelaide, but absolutely everything else about this movie is perfect. Even the beginning with the TV set and the shadow of the young other Adelaide in the TV screen, and all the props around the TV. Everything about this movie is absolutely brilliant and if you don't agree, you didn't watch it enough.