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We Are What We Are (2013)

We Are What We Are (2013)

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Critic Consensus: A compelling story cleverly told, We Are What We Are quenches horror buffs' thirst for gore while serving up serious-minded filmmaking and solid acting.

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The Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. -- (C) Entertainment One

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Cast

Bill Sage
as Frank Parker
Ambyr Childers
as Iris Parker
Julia Garner
as Rose Parker
Jack Turner
as Officer T.J. Turner
Michael Parks
as Doc Barrow
Wyatt Russell
as Deputy Anders
Nick Damici
as Sherrif Meeks
Jack Gore
as Rory Parker
Laurent Rejto
as Hardware Clerk
Annemarie Lawless
as Arlene Stratton
Traci Hovel
as Mrs. Kimble
Nat DeWolf
as Mr. Kimble
Vonia Arslanian
as Emily Meeks
Larry Fessenden
as Bearded Tenant
Odeya Rush
as Alyce Parker
Joel Nagle
as Mathias Parker
Reagan Leonard
as Alyce's Mother
Tyler Barden
as Counter Man
I.N. Sierros
as Coach Stratton
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Critic Reviews for We Are What We Are

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (23)

A family implodes with a biting commentary on patriarchy.

December 16, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"We Are What We Are" is such a patient, trusting film it may take you a while to figure out it's a horror film.

October 17, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

We Are What We Are doesn't waste time with cheap scares. Mickle keeps his story on a steady, slow simmer, transporting us minute by minute into the very heart of dread.

October 11, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

There's some fun to be had, as long as your idea of fun includes being grossed out.

October 10, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie stays elegantly restrained just long enough for the true horror of what they're doing to sink in.

October 10, 2013 | Rating: 3/4

A campy and sometimes elegant American Gothic horror story.

October 10, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for We Are What We Are

½

An effective psychological horror film that works precisely because it avoids cheap scares, adopting an oppressive cinematography to create a slow-burning and disturbing experience centered on religion, tradition and patriarchy, despite being a bit predictable sometimes.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

slow but with merit, the ending was crazy. I enjoyed stake land more but this isn't a bad film, just very different. well acted and violent enough but it's the atmosphere that grabs you.

Brendan Nicholls
Brendan Nicholls

Super Reviewer

Actually pretty creepy horror movie with a theme I didn't immediately guess. Well filmed, nicely acted and fittingly horrible story.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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