Critics React to the Premiere of Jordan Peele's Horror Film 'Us'

It's good, y'all.

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It should be impossible for the expectations around Jordan Peele's Us to get any higher. The follow-up to his beloved debut Get Out has been closely watched from its very first announcement and the unsettling, Luniz-scored trailers only stoked fans' anticipation. Now, the reviews are in from the film's premiere at SXSW and they can only stand to make Peele's followers even more hyped. 

Tweets from the premiere called Peele a modern Hitchcock and dubbed his latest film a masterpiece, building up the mountain of buzz with layers of praise. Take a look at some of the early takes below. 


Jordan Peele's "Us" is a horror masterpiece. We are witnessing the birth of our modern day Hitchcock. 20 years from now we will ask one another what our favorite Peele film is & you will get 10/12 different answers. Incredible performance from Lupita Nyong'o! #UsMovie #UsFirst

— Clayton Davis (@ByClaytonDavis) March 9, 2019

#SXSW: @JordanPeele’s #USmovie frays your nerves with exacting precision, ambitious original ideas, and moments that will traumatize (in... the best way, as great genre films do?) a whole generation of youngs who sneak in to see it. ✂️ Also: Lupita. Is. INCREDIBLE.

— jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 9, 2019

Also...the way they shoot Black skin in this movie 😍 Lupita looked absolutely luminous. #UsMovie #UsFirst

— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon 🇭🇹 🇩🇴 🇺🇸 (@FilmFatale_NYC) March 9, 2019

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