We Are What We Are Reviews

November 6, 2018
What could have been an intelligent rebirth for the cannibal genre... instead seems content simply to gorge, choke, and eventually suffocate on its own dullness and irrelevance.
May 26, 2011
Takes a what-if situation and drives it rather unimaginatively into the exact places you might imagine it would go.
February 28, 2011
Time and again promises answers and payoffs that do not come. Instead of being enigmatic for a reason, the film feels simply half-formed.
February 19, 2011
We Are What We Are is a superficially provocative movie that tries way too hard to be memorable.
February 18, 2011
Grau never offers a tangible way in, a meaningful reason for the audience to try and probe below the grotesque surface.
February 17, 2011
[VIDEO] Although Grau might imagine that the film's Spanish family of prostitute-killing cannibals represent some cogent diatribe on the nature of capitalist existence, no such literary rigor is applied.
February 17, 2011
Cannibal movie is well-cooked but hard to swallow.
February 16, 2011
The characters' rapacious tendencies exist in a void, so all we get is numbing, meaningless viscera.
February 15, 2011
Few things are more irritating than movies that get their jollies off of abusing women, a preference We Are What We Are then emphasizes by showing the dead prostitute's battered face.
November 29, 2010
The action is poorly handled, the pace is leaden, and the camerawork tediously static.
November 12, 2010
The story about a family of cannibals thrown into confusion after the death of daddy cannibal (who will lead? who will hunt?) is pretentious, slow and deadly dull.
November 11, 2010
Unaccountably praised by some critics, the film is like a supermarket sandwich, flavourless as you consume it while leaving a slightly nasty taste in the mouth afterwards.
November 10, 2010
In the final third the pace quickens, building toward a well staged climax that at least allows the film to bow out on a high.