We Are What We Are 2011

We Are What We Are

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When his father dies unexpectedly, Alfredo (Francisco Barreiro) must step up and become the man of the house, providing for his mother and siblings by putting food on the table. This would be a tough obligation for any teenager to shoulder, but things are worse for Alfredo because of his family's special diet: human flesh. Now, Alfredo must stalk and kidnap victims for his cannibal family's ritualistic murders without drawing the notice of police. It's a gruesome task that may destroy him.

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Critic Reviews for We Are What We Are

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (13)

  • 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.

    February 24, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Unfolding in an impoverished neighborhood in Mexico City, this disturbing debut paints social decay with bold, elegant strokes and dizzying camera angles.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 4/5
  • Grau's script is intelligent, and it has something to say about family and social dysfunction. You just might want to skip meat for a few days.

    February 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    February 17, 2011 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

    Ian Buckwalter

    NPR
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  • Grau effectively mixes wry, bloody, deadpan gags, family drama, and stomach-churning violence.

    February 17, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

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  • The characters' rapacious tendencies exist in a void, so all we get is numbing, meaningless viscera.

    February 16, 2011 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
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Audience Reviews for We Are What We Are

  • Aug 27, 2011
    Mexico's Tony Manero
    Francisco G Super Reviewer
  • Jul 31, 2011
    A Spanish rip off of The Hamiltons only not as cool & and suspenseful. With this you know the whole time the family is a bunch of cannibals where in the Hamiltons you just think they're Serial Killers but its much more than that (I was riveted with the Hamiltons & never saw the twist end coming!! & for me that's pretty back cause this kind usually I can sniff out!~) What they are.. is rip off GARBAGE that just doesn't stand up in a variety of ways. & I'm not even counting subtitles. (which don't count) There's not much emotion with the movie except one maybe 2 Anger and desperation. I really didn't get emotionally involved with the characters, at times I'd fast forward through parts just to get to the ending faster. The whole thing is pretty predictable and for those reasons.. I give it an F
  • Mar 27, 2011
    "We Are What We Are" is an adequate and bitter family-drama with a compelling storyline and a hint of horror . The movie takes place in a brooding atmosphere and a sub-plot of socio-political criticism, in this case Mexico, but most developing countries of America can be identified with it. Let yourself be bitten by these cannibals, it certainly deserves a viewing.
    John M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 23, 2011
    Mexico's new wave of indie cinema has yielded wildly uneven results, but something has always been consistently good: the cinematography. So, it's a pleasure to find out that Somos Lo Que Hay not only looks great, but it's also a very good movie. Part of what is so engaging are the characters, which are very well written and portrayed by a talented cast; you feel for them, even root for them, even if the are... well, what they are. A well-paced, serious horror movie that doesn't just gloat on violence.
    Quinto W Super Reviewer

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