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We Are What We Are

(2010)
Not Rated In Theaters 02/18/2011 , 99min.
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Viewer Score
87%
Viewer score based on 3 ratings
65%
Critic score based on 12 reviews

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July 29, 2011
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I found it unsettling. I found myself waiting for the ending

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Los Angeles Times
An unexpectedly rich exploration of family bonds, blood rituals and the oftentimes zombie-like desire to assume the roles proscribed to each of us, played out with a sharp undertow of political allegory and darkly comic sensibility. Full Review
Adam Smith
Empire
Surely cinema's first Mexican social-realist cannibal horror drama, it's grimly funny and at times horribly effective stuff. Ickily excellent. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Representing lower-class violence taken to an extreme, the cannibalism cannot be contained by police work. The movie's gradual build to a thrilling, appropriately bloody climax intensifies this disconnect. Full Review
Ian Buckwalter
NPR
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 19-year-old cannibal girl sinking an ax into the skull of her next meal. The result is messy, but it makes more than a meal. Full Review
J. Hoberman
Village Voice
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 enough to have secured a slot in last year's New York Film Festival. Full Review

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