We Are What We Are (2010) Synopsis
A family of cannibals loses its patriarch, leaving the eldest son the job of hunting for human meat.
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indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Representing lower-class violence taken to an extreme, the cannibalism cannot be contained by police work. The movie's gradual build to a...
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80

Empire

By Adam Smith
Surely cinema's first Mexican social-realist cannibal horror drama, it's grimly funny and at times horribly effective stuff. Ickily...
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80

Los Angeles Times

An unexpectedly rich exploration of family bonds, blood rituals and the oftentimes zombie-like desire to assume the roles proscribed to...
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75

Movieline

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The very woozy nature of the story itself works.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Morbidly funny art-house horror tale.
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75

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Like zombie auteur George Romero at his best, Grau locks his sights on his social commentary of choice and goes after it with the zeal of a...
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
This promising first feature is nearly as apt to use the power of suggestion as to ladle up the gore, triumphantly creepy, and just arty...
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40

Boxoffice Magazine

By John P. McCarthy
A superficially provocative movie that tries way too hard to be memorable. Horror aficionados will be tantalized before walking away...
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40

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This gruesome, allegorical drama is dark and unsettling, but not so original that it begs to be let in.
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20

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
You can practically taste the grime in Jorge Michel Grau's art-house horror show-the film looks like it's been slathered with gooey...
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We Are What We Are review

By you_talkin_to_me
Worth a watch, if only for the fact that I've (unfortunately) seen much worse. The story is rushed, the acting is not A but just above B. Not really scary or grotesque, maybe a little of the latter...