Oscar-winning horror film “We” is now available on Netflix.
Highly acclaimed by specialist critics, the new feature film was regarded as a masterpiece, earning Peele the title “The Next Alfred Hitchcock”.
Horror earned a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and according to critical consensus, “Peele is developing a truly exciting and scary horror film.”
In the plot, “A mother and father take their children to their beach house in the hopes of relaxing and having fun with their friends. But as night falls, the serenity turns to tension and chaos after shocking visitors show up uninvited. “
Check out what critics have said about the film upon its release:
Jordan Peele’s “We” is a horror masterpiece. We are witnessing the birth of our modern day Hitchcock. In 20 years, we’ll be wondering what our favorite Peele movie is, and you’ll get 10/12 different answers. Incredible performance by Lupita Nyong’o! #UsMovie #UsFirst pic.twitter.com/vvHunYqSxd
– Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) March 9, 2019
“’Us’ by Jordan Peele is a horror masterpiece. We are witnessing the birth of our modern day Hitchcock. In 20 years, we’ll be wondering what our favorite Peele movie is, and you’ll get 10/12 different answers. Amazing game by Lupita Nyong’o!
USA (2019): It’s tempting to present #UsMovie as a feature film episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE – sometimes it’s more of a concept than characters – but that doesn’t do justice to the efficiency and entertainment of the movie throughout. These home invasion sequences are absolute events. pic.twitter.com/19jsq858jT
– Matthew Monagle @ SXSW (@LabSplice) March 9, 2019
“Us (2019): It’s tempting to present ‘Us’ as an episode of Twilight Zone – and it’s sometimes more of a concept than characters – but that doesn’t do justice to the film’s effectiveness and engagement.” in general. These home invasion sequences are absolutely unique.
#SXSW: @JordanPeele’s #USmovie pisses you off with rigorous precision, ambitious original ideas, and moments that will traumatize (in the best way great genre films do?) A whole generation of young people sneaking around for it. see. ✂️ Also: Lupita. It’s incredible. pic.twitter.com/bdM5EwI0bW
– jen yamato (@jenyamato) March 9, 2019
“At Jordan Peele, we piss you off with pinpoint precision, ambitious original ideas and moments that will traumatize (at best, how do great genre films do?) A whole generation of young people sneaking around to watch. Also, Lupita. He is. Incredible”.
Jordan Peele has done something amazing. #UsMovie is another must-see movie. Like what the hell. Can’t wait for it to hit theaters on March 22! #We first pic.twitter.com/kln8Cd1AY0
—Zellie (@zellieimani) March 9, 2019
“Jordan Peele did something amazing. Us is another movie that you have to watch over and over again. Like, what is it. Can’t wait to make her theater debut on March 22! “
Okay, so #UsMovie is terrifying. # SXSW19
– David Fear (@davidlfear) March 9, 2019
“Okay, so we’re fucking terrifying.”
#UsMovie is a super exciting sequel for Jordan Peele. There are so many puzzle pieces to put together along the way. And of course, Lupita Nyong’o is a driving force. You haven’t seen anything like it. #sxsw pic.twitter.com/cKafg6lyPj
– James C. Clay #SXSW (@WordsByCole) March 9, 2019
“The movie ‘We’ is a super exciting continuation of Jordan Peele. There are so many pieces of the puzzle to piece together along the way. And, of course, Lupita Nyong’o is an acting force. You’ve never seen anything like it. “
I won’t claim for a minute to have a real understanding of what I just watched, but it was comfortably one of the ten best movie theater experiences ever. #USfilm
– Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) March 9, 2019
“I won’t pretend for a minute to understand what I just saw, but it was – comfortably – a Top 10 movie experience of my life.”
#USMovie is @JordanPeele’s definitive love letter to the Horror genre. The adorable family, the terrifying slashers, the dizzying score, the buckets of blood, and above all one hell of an experience that will put a permanent smile on your terrified face. ️ pic.twitter.com/MaBQgllqW5
– Zomboy Productionz @ SXSW (@ZProductionz) March 9, 2019
“We, by Jordan Peele, is – definitely – a love letter to the horror genre. The loving family, the terrifying slashers, the jaw-dropping soundtrack, the buckets of blood and most of all, one hell of an experience that will put a permanent smile on your terrified face.
#US #UsMovie is terrifying, weird, and scary as hell.
There’s a bit of Michael Haneke’s “Funny Games” vibe, but @JordanPeele @UsMovie is on a whole new level of crazy. # SXSW2019 #SXSW # SXSW19 pic.twitter.com/uzRUmnFPlv
– Rama Screen @SXSW (@RamasScreen) March 9, 2019
“Us is terrifying, weird, scary as hell. He’s got a bit of Michael Haneke’s life in “Free Violence,” but Jordan Peele’s movie is on another level of success.
#Usmovie HOLY SHIT, what a horrible, messed up, crazy ***** and overall AMAZING. @JordanPeele did it again with another AMAZING horror story, every performance is exceptional. Can’t wait to see what Peele does next HOLY SHIT # SXSW # SXSW19 pic.twitter.com/uPJ49epZHt
– Zach Pope ➡️ #SXSW 🔥🎬 (@popetheking) March 9, 2019
“YUMMY, what a scary, confusing and insane movie, and most of all, amazing. Jordan Peele has done it again, with another wonderful horror story, every performance is amazing. I can’t wait to see what Peele does next. Damn it”.
~ @ UsMovie is multi-layered, the same as @GetOutMovie. This is the genius of @JordanPeele. Even though I normally hate horror movies, I can’t wait to see #UsMovie multiple times to catch all the references and Easter Eggs I missed tonight. # Us first # Look at you pic.twitter.com/Qw8gUG4MUZ
– April (@ReignOfApril) March 9, 2019
“We’re full of layers, just like Run!” His. This is the genius of Jordan Peele. And as much as I hate horror movies, I can’t wait to watch us over and over again, pick up all the references and Easter eggs that I missed tonight.
What. The. F $% !. #UsMovie proves that #JordanPeele is a master of suspense and horror. Really intense film. Prepare yourselves! pic.twitter.com/TuPx0IMNSV
– Ashley Menzel @ SXSW (@AshleyGMenzel) March 9, 2019
“What the fuck is this!” We prove that Jordan Pele is a master of suspense and terror. A really intense film. Prepare yourselves!”
The cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Duke Nicholson, Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Cali Sheldon, Noelle Sheldon, Tim Heidecker, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop and Shahadi Wright Joseph.
The horror hits national theaters on March 21.
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