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Us
★ ★ ☆ ☆

Sometimes when reviewing a movie, there is a tendency to want to give the filmmakers the benefit of the doubt. To tell them that you think that you saw what they were going for, even if they didn’t quite make it clear that’s where they wanted to go.

Us is a movie like that. The premise is sound, the suspense is taut, but the climax – the ‘twist’ as some might call it – just doesn’t work. The film’s closing scenes invite more questions than answers, and what answers it does provide fail to make much sense.

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