Review: The evil is ‘Us’ in Jordan Peele’s smart, relentlessly scary follow-up to ‘Get Out’ - 03-19


At the beginning of “Us,” Jordan Peele’s latest assault on your nerves and expectations, we learn that thousands of miles of empty tunnels — abandoned train routes, mine shafts and the like — run beneath the continental United States. If you still haven’t shaken off the spell of “Get Out,” Peele’s wickedly sharp 2017 directing debut, you might be reminded of “the sunken place,” that surreal zone of physical and psychological paralysis that became a terrifying metaphor for black enslavement.