‘Us,’ directed by Jordan Peele

Movie, 2019

Horror film with what feels like a social conscience, in which a family is attacked by a downtrodden, subterranean doppelganger family. The mixture of horror, psychology and social comment feels heavy-handed and confused in places, and the tension not necessarily as ramped up as it could have been. Otherwise, there are nods, here and there, or apparent nods to a load of different films, from The Shining to Halloween and to each and every film including murderous doppelgangers. Still, it’s an enjoyable watch, even if it drags a little at the end, before the final scene just about give an edge the film might otherwise not have carried.

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