We Are the Flesh (Tenemos la carne) Reviews

  • Oct 05, 2020

    okayyyy. like i've said before about other films, i don't think this is all that extreme as other people claim. my initial reaction is wtf - where's the backstory. we're just to assume that we know why these people are confined to this run-down seemingly post-apocolyptic building. what happened? how did they get there? however, now knowing the ending i can move past the non-existent backstory. although in the same train of thought, you're led to believe the couple are brother & sister, when there was zero minutes of character development to convince you. besides them verbally telling you, they didn't feel like brother & sister to me - which took away the feeling i think you were supposed to get while watching the rest of the film. absolutely nothing explained the random rebirth that happened mid-movie. OR how there was all of a sudden 100 people in that cave. the only thing i did enjoy is the very very end. that's a great twist. that's a really fricken fantastic twist. BUT i have no idea what happened & my final reaction is just wtf. it's extremely unsatisfying. i probably will not forget that i watched this film by any means, but it felt like a waste. i do not recommend.

    okayyyy. like i've said before about other films, i don't think this is all that extreme as other people claim. my initial reaction is wtf - where's the backstory. we're just to assume that we know why these people are confined to this run-down seemingly post-apocolyptic building. what happened? how did they get there? however, now knowing the ending i can move past the non-existent backstory. although in the same train of thought, you're led to believe the couple are brother & sister, when there was zero minutes of character development to convince you. besides them verbally telling you, they didn't feel like brother & sister to me - which took away the feeling i think you were supposed to get while watching the rest of the film. absolutely nothing explained the random rebirth that happened mid-movie. OR how there was all of a sudden 100 people in that cave. the only thing i did enjoy is the very very end. that's a great twist. that's a really fricken fantastic twist. BUT i have no idea what happened & my final reaction is just wtf. it's extremely unsatisfying. i probably will not forget that i watched this film by any means, but it felt like a waste. i do not recommend.

  • Oct 12, 2018

    Definitely a mind fuck of a movie, which was interesting. Theres tons of nudity and sex, which is different for a horror movie. Hard to explain... likely have to watch it again as the ending just totally confused me.

    Definitely a mind fuck of a movie, which was interesting. Theres tons of nudity and sex, which is different for a horror movie. Hard to explain... likely have to watch it again as the ending just totally confused me.

  • Oct 03, 2017

    Thoroughly disturbing, weird as can be. Not an enjoyable film but not a bad film.

    Thoroughly disturbing, weird as can be. Not an enjoyable film but not a bad film.

  • Sep 12, 2017

    "Filmgoers who brave We Are the Flesh may regret seeing it. Forgetting it is another matter entirely." I will never forget it but, I would never tell anyone to watch it.

    "Filmgoers who brave We Are the Flesh may regret seeing it. Forgetting it is another matter entirely." I will never forget it but, I would never tell anyone to watch it.

  • Jul 04, 2017

    Those who gave this film a low rating don't seem to understand metaphor. There's a lot to unpack here.

    Those who gave this film a low rating don't seem to understand metaphor. There's a lot to unpack here.

  • Apr 21, 2017

    Ugh. I really could not find much of anything to appreciate about this movie.

    Ugh. I really could not find much of anything to appreciate about this movie.

  • Feb 19, 2017

    I don't know what to make of it. I don't want to be ignorant and at the same time I don't want to praise this movie just because it contains scenes of porn and gore. If it is some sort of a satire, it just didn't work with me.

    I don't know what to make of it. I don't want to be ignorant and at the same time I don't want to praise this movie just because it contains scenes of porn and gore. If it is some sort of a satire, it just didn't work with me.

  • Feb 15, 2017

    The film will shock you and leave you wondering about the themes. The performances are quite good (from an english-spreaders perspective). Analysis: The film seems to be about isolation in our society. There is a Marxist aspect to the way resources are exchanged; alcohol is put through a hole and out comes food, but it's a mystery who gives and receives the goods from this hole in the wall (isolation from work). This suggests the apocalyptic event is simply European capitalism. The hermit character has the siblings build some sort of lair, perhaps representing further isolation. Finally, the hermit character dies, but is reborn and now sports a clean shave and a gaudy sports jackets with gold features. This new version of the hermit seems to represent a cruel, drug lord, the type that terrorize parts of South America. Finally, (spoiler) we find that our post-apocalyptic Mexico is also modern Mexico; again reinforcing an interpretation that we are seeing an representation of things as they really are, not as they will become.

    The film will shock you and leave you wondering about the themes. The performances are quite good (from an english-spreaders perspective). Analysis: The film seems to be about isolation in our society. There is a Marxist aspect to the way resources are exchanged; alcohol is put through a hole and out comes food, but it's a mystery who gives and receives the goods from this hole in the wall (isolation from work). This suggests the apocalyptic event is simply European capitalism. The hermit character has the siblings build some sort of lair, perhaps representing further isolation. Finally, the hermit character dies, but is reborn and now sports a clean shave and a gaudy sports jackets with gold features. This new version of the hermit seems to represent a cruel, drug lord, the type that terrorize parts of South America. Finally, (spoiler) we find that our post-apocalyptic Mexico is also modern Mexico; again reinforcing an interpretation that we are seeing an representation of things as they really are, not as they will become.

  • Oct 23, 2016

    Contrary to what other people think, I see the error of this in a good way, part of the magic of what this aberration, extreme, visceral and grotesque vision of a survival story that has all the potential to be a cult or minimal art.

    Contrary to what other people think, I see the error of this in a good way, part of the magic of what this aberration, extreme, visceral and grotesque vision of a survival story that has all the potential to be a cult or minimal art.

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Oct 22, 2016

    The kind of crap that gives bad fame to so-called "art films" (a term that I hate, by the way), made by someone who is clearly a fan of Gaspar Noé and David Lynch but who mistakes shock for meaning, and so all he makes is trashy, disgusting porn dressed up as artistic.

    The kind of crap that gives bad fame to so-called "art films" (a term that I hate, by the way), made by someone who is clearly a fan of Gaspar Noé and David Lynch but who mistakes shock for meaning, and so all he makes is trashy, disgusting porn dressed up as artistic.