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August 8, 2011
A competent barebones transfer of a horror film that deserves to win a wider audience among the Netflix crowd.
July 20, 2011
Grau equates his cannibal family much like Tobe Hooper's Texas clan - as disenfranchised poor people living on the fringes of society struggling with their own familial power structure.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 14, 2011
If the resulting work ultimately fails to completely marry its disparate goals, it's to Grau's credit that he manages to make this slow-burning horror drama work as well as he does.
Full Review | Original Score: 57/100
February 24, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 24, 2011
You might want to catch We Are What We Are before its inevitable, much-too-glossy remake brightens the walls of American multiplexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
February 18, 2011
Unfolding in an impoverished neighborhood in Mexico City, this disturbing debut paints social decay with bold, elegant strokes and dizzying camera angles.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 18, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
February 17, 2011
A visually striking debut for writer-director Jorge Michel Grau, who proves he has the chops for atmospheric horror even when his pretentious storytelling tendencies undermine the end result.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2011
lack of exposition and an air of genuine confusion are key to the film's modest successes
| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 17, 2011
Grau effectively mixes wry, bloody, deadpan gags, family drama, and stomach-churning violence.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 17, 2011
With its sly message of self-empowerment in the face of overwhelming odds, this is pretty much the Mexico City Pride float of Mexican gay cannibal movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 15, 2011
We Are What We Are is a darkly comic social allegory as well as an atmospheric little genre flick.
November 22, 2010
Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau['s] macabre film has its share of grisly moments, but more importantly, it also has something to say.
November 17, 2010
It's often very grisly, but has a fine sense of visual style and an extremely black streak of comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2010
Without doubt, the best Mexican cannibal horror movie of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2010
While it concerns itself with the gruesome logistics of finding bodies to be ritually sacrificed and chopped into bite-size pieces, Grau's hybrid film achieves a morbid fascination that is reinforced by Santiago Sanchez's artfully scuzzy cinematography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2010
This is a film that's often more interesting to deconstruct than watch because Grau hasn't yet worked out how to marry his intellectual ideas with a throat-gripping storytelling style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 14, 2010
Should win fans from the horror and arthouse crowds alike.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 12, 2010
Grau uses his rigorously grim scenario to mount a slightly studenty thesis about an underclass feeding on itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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