We Are What We Are Synopsis
As an unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to a dark secret the Parker family have kept to themselves for years.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
The film is that rare modern horror movie that doesn’t simply fabricate its scares with the standard bag of postproduction tricks. Instead...
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86

Film.com

By William Goss
Among the stronger American horror films of the year.
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85

NPR

By Ian Buckwalter
Mickle and co-writer Nick Damici gutted Grau's story to the bone. And they not only built something entirely new on that skeleton — they...
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
Make no mistake: Mickle wants to make you jump and scream, but death only arrives in this movie once its world comes to life, which makes...
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83

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
We Are What We Are is just a great yarn, well-acted, elegantly shot and put together cleverly so that even its more visceral delights feel...
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80

Salon.com

By Andrew O'Hehir
There’s a hint of Terrence Malick (or David Lowery, of “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”) in the often-gorgeous photography of Ryan Samul, and a...
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
A first-rate example of good storytelling and well-timed — while not excessive — gore. Its disgusting, hilarious conclusion left me eager...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Stamets
A family implodes with a biting commentary on patriarchy.
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70

Village Voice

By Pete Vonder Haar
It isn't until the ending, which turns the squirm amplifier up to 11 and exceeded even my horrific expectations, that we finally see the...
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70

Variety

By Guy Lodge
That We Are What We Are steers just shy of silliness even at its most outrageous is in large part thanks to a committed cast of...
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tense story, but goes too far

By Posterchild
IMHO, this movie goes too far in the story. No spoiler alert, but this makes the Walking Dead look like a Saturday morning cartoon....

We are what we are

By cherreenkay
Very very intriguing !!! With an amazing ending completely unexpected !!!...

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Rated R | For disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language