‘Us’ Review – Peele is a Certified Horror Genius

Jordan Peele’s follow up to the Oscar winning Get Out is now in theaters, and if you’re like me, you may find it to be even better than his praised debut film. I just found Us to be more intense and curious, plus its twist is of the variety that begs for a second viewing to see how different than narrative feels now that you have been filled in on the big secret.

I won’t dip into the plot any further, and the full review below is completely spoiler free, so head on down to check it out. This is definitely a film to watch with an audience.

“Hey now fans of comedy guys who turned out to be Oscar winning horror movie savants, Matt Heywood here from to review Jordan Peele’s Us.

Quite frankly, Peele is now a certifiable horror master after his sophomore effort with Us. I actually liked it a bit better than Get Out, and found it to be an extremely intense experience from start to finish.

It’s plot is revealed to be pretty Twighlight Zone-ish, and it packs fantastic twist that will make you rethink everything you just saw. In fact, it’s one of those twists that makes a movie highly rewatchable, because you will see the plot from a whole new perspective, effectively changing how you may feel about certain situations the second time you see them play out. 

I’m going to avoid saying anything about the mysterious doppelgängers you’ve probably seen in the trailers, because they’re obviously key to the plot, and they play a major role in the reveal, so just know that they’re creepy as fuck, and that they’ll freak you out every time they’re on screen.

I do want to touch on Lupita  Nyong’o’s performance though. This lady deserves an Oscar, straight up. Her dual role as Adelaide and the curious Red character showcased such a wide range of her acting skills that it felt like I was watching an acting masterclass. The various emotions she manages to elicit with her voice and facial expressions between her two characters is beyond impressive, and she definitely is the star of the show. 

Us most definitely proves that Jordan Peele is a horror movie master. He expertly weaves in horror-style humor too, so his roots do bleed through a bit, but overall this dude knows how to tell a highly engaging, yet ultimately bizarre narrative like a pro.

Us earns an 8 out of 10 review score from Team EB. It’s best to watch with a theater full of people, and I usually hate people, but I really felt like I was a part of something while watching Us with a packed house. 

Thanks for watching, I’m Matt Heywood signing off for, where we make you a better geek, one post at a time.”

Review Summary

Story - 8
Cinematography - 7.5
Sound - 8
Acting - 9
Entertainment Value - 7.5



Jordan Peele continues to showcase his horror movie chops in Us, which definitely holds up to Get Out, and some fans may even consider it to be a bit better.

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.