Us: The Rotten Tomatoes Score for Peele's Horror Film Is Still Scary High


The upcoming horror film Us premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival on March 8 and has already seen a number of reviews.

Critics are loving it, and it shows in the fact that director Jordan Peele's latest work has already achieved a critic score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The film earned the score soon after the premiere. What's notable, though, is that the film has maintained that score as the number of reviews has increased. However, it will still be interesting to see whether or not Us can keep that score until after all major reviews have been submitted.

Horror films rarely achieve a perfect score. In fact, only a handful of films achieve a perfect score at all. Just for reference, of the top 100 horror films listed on Rotten Tomatoes, only four of them currently possess a perfect score of 100 percent, and they all predate contemporary cinema.

Writer and director Jordan Peele has proven himself as a master of the horror genre. His last film, Get Out, opened to widespread critical acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay, along with four nominations. The film initially held a critic score of 100 percent, but that has since dropped down to 98 percent from over three hundred reviews.

Us revolves around the Wilson family, who encounters a doppelgänger family one night while on vacation at their beach house. As evidenced by the intense trailers, horror quickly ensues. The film is projected to earn $35 million at the domestic box office over its opening weekend.

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Written, directed and produced by Jordan Peele, Us stars Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, Anna Diop, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Kara Hayward, Tim Heidecker and Shahadi Wright Joseph. It is scheduled to be released on March 22 in theaters everywhere.

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