Us movie rating and parents guide: How scary is the horror movie?

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 08: (L-R) Shahadi Wright Joseph, Winston Duke, Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker, Elisabeth Moss, and SXSW Film director Janet Pierson attend the "Us" Premiere during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 8, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images for SXSW)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 08: (L-R) Shahadi Wright Joseph, Winston Duke, Jordan Peele, Lupita Nyong'o, Evan Alex, Tim Heidecker, Elisabeth Moss, and SXSW Film director Janet Pierson attend the "Us" Premiere during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 8, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ismael Quintanilla/Getty Images for SXSW) /
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After Jordan Peele’s hit movie Get Out came out in 2017, the talented filmmaker dropped an even better film in 2019 called Us. Like Get Out, Us is currently streaming on Netflix, and new and old viewers are watching the psychological horror film.

The movie follows a suburban family who goes on a serene beach vacation in the California coastal town of Santa Cruz only to find themselves suddenly attacked and terrorized by their menacing doppelgängers. And it’s all connected to one of the family member’s dark past.

Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Black Panther star Winston Duke star in the leading roles as Adelaide “Addy” Wilson and Gabriel “Gabe” Wilson. Elisabeth Moss, Tim Heidecker, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Evan Alex, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Anna Diop, and many others are also in the film.

What is the Us movie rated?

The horror film is rated R, meaning it may be unsuitable for ages under 17. It was given this maturity rating for violence, terror, and strong language. There’s also some gore in the film, and characters are shown being beaten and stabbed with blunt and pointy objects. But there isn’t any nudity. Obviously, what one person finds scary, another person might not. But in our opinion, we wouldn’t consider Us a scary movie.

It’s definitely intense and creepy, and there are some jump scares throughout, but it’s not a movie that’ll have you having nightmares after watching. But if we were comparing Us to Get Out, we’d definitely say that Us is creepier. This seems to be a common theme in Peele’s movies. Overall, this film provides a spooky and unsettling experience but isn’t really scary.

Here’s a list of some scenes in the film that many parents would deem inappropriate for kids to be watching:

  • A man is briefly shown being cut up by the propeller of a boat. His blood is splurted everywhere.
  • A family is brutally murdered in a home invasion. Their bloody bodies are shown throughout the house.
  • A woman slits another woman’s throat.
  • A woman stabs a man in the head with a pointy object.
  • A girl beats another girl to death with a golf club.
  • A woman cuts herself on the cheek with a pair of scissors.
  • A woman stabs a girl to death with a pair of scissors.
  • A young boy’s severely burned face is shown.
  • Multiple bloody dead bodies are shown throughout a town.
  • A boy walks into a fire.
  • A woman stabs another woman in the hip with a pair of scissors.
  • A woman stabs another woman directly in the chest with a sharp object and then snaps her neck.
  • A young girl is shown choking another young girl.

Us is streaming now on Netflix.

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