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First Reactions to Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ at SXSW Are Scary Good

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On Friday night, the first audiences saw Jordan Peele‘s follow-up to “Get Out,” and the reactions were through the roof. South by Southwest was home to the World Premiere of “Us,” through a select group of critics were also shown the film outside of the festival. After winning Best Original Screenplay and being nominated in both Best Director and Best Picture for his debut, all eyes were on Peele. Could he avoid a sophomore slump? Well, it sure sounds like he hasn’t. Word is, he may have even stepped his game up in the process.

Judging by the reactions at SXSW, Peele has crafted yet another chilling genre exercise. Complete with another social message to boot, it sounds like it could even compete for Oscar attention. Peele writes and directs, with Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke leading the cast.

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Here are some of the first reactions that “Us” generated on Twitter:

First up, our own Clayton Davis of AwardsCircuit:

Jen Yamato of the Los Angeles Times:

Lindsey Romain of Nerdist:

Eric Kohn of IndieWire:

Angie Han of Mashable:

Perri Nemiroff of Collider:

David Fear of Rolling Stone:

Scott Mantz:

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “US” GETTING THESE RAVES AT SXSW? PLEASE SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!

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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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