US is a thrilling movie full of unpredictable moments... except for the ending which I saw coming right before the opening credits started rolling. I don't want to sound like a know-it-all but, based on how the cold open is structured, I don't think people who have already seen movies/shows about evil doppelgangers will have a hard time figuring it out either. It's a mistake for movies to use text to tell the audience what year it is when something later will indicate it. Here, it's done in reverse and it's worse: The 1st scene shows a young version of ADELAIDE WILSON (the protagonist) watching TV and a commercial indicates that it's 1986... and then that year appears as a text! Jordan Peele's directing is great, while the performances are decent, except for Shahadi Wright Joseph. Hers is passable as ZORA (ADELAIDE's daugther) yet very good as UMBRAE (her counterpart). This might be the 1st ever horror movie where no character (main or minor) ever calls for help.
Not even ZORA when she finally finds a neighbor after escaping (they're at their beach house, which is not located in a street full of houses), only for him to be stabbed by UMBRAE. She couldn't even warn him to be careful?
In this movie, the villains are revealed to be clones who live underground and mimic our every movement. Yep, it's once again a far-fetched explanation to the mystery, but I can't really say if it's logical or not because not that many details are revealed. Who exactly created them and how? If they were abandoned, why are there still entrances that make it easy for them to escape? How ADELAIDE's clone manage to go up the one-way escalator? Why is she sentient enough to figure out how to escape and switch places with the original one, but no other clone is? Don't the clones notice that a real person is among them? Does the original ADELAIDE mimic the clone? How? If the clones are always in mimic mode, why do they act on their own in many scenes?