We the Animals Reviews

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August 26, 2019
Rarely does a first film reach the strength and emotional weight that [director Jeremiah] Zagar has achieved in this debut. [Full review in Spanish]
August 13, 2019
Beautiful coming-of-age drama is slightly undermined by its own artistic tendencies.
July 12, 2019
A work that acutely grasps the emotional dissonance borne of family ties.
July 11, 2019
A heartbreaking lyrical coming-of-age drama.
June 17, 2019
But for anyone who saw and liked the indie likes of Mud, Mid90s and in particular The Florida Project, this is well worth checking out.
June 17, 2019
A gay coming-of-age drama set in a poor household and presented in a humid, impressionistic style, Jeremiah Zagar's film risks being a box-ticking example of a trendy indie.
June 16, 2019
One of the discoveries of the year so far.
June 14, 2019
It deals with difficult subject matter with extreme grace.
June 14, 2019
While the child actors are often excellent, they don't get much to say, and it's asking a lot for boys of primary-school age to express soulful depths through glances alone.
June 13, 2019
The joys and fears of childhood are wonderfully evoked in this intense and painterly drama from Jeremiah Zagar.
June 13, 2019
It is a thing of beauty: too beautiful perhaps, running a real danger of prettifying poverty.
June 12, 2019
The movie lacks the book's ferocious impact (best not to read it before watching) but, shot on 16mm film, it has a dreamy, lyrical beauty.
June 10, 2019
Working with writer Daniel Kitrosser, Zagar achieves something magical with an adaptation that's akin to films like Moonlight, Mustang and The Florida Project.
May 29, 2019
We the Animals is beautiful in a visceral way - more guts than heart.
March 25, 2019
We the Animals has verve to spare, but it's also full of empathy and heart.
February 28, 2019
Mounted with arresting visuals and dream-like tones by documentarian Jeremiah Zagar, We The Animals is a strong personal statement sustained by an absorbing narrative.
December 22, 2018
Torres's...writing is blunt and evocative, like poetry turned prose. The new film adaptation of the book by director Jeremiah Zagar turns the story back into poetry again.
December 12, 2018
We the Animals is the promising start [Zagar] was looking for. I think he has a lot to be proud of. Everyone involved in this production does.
December 9, 2018
There's powerful love beneath the frustration of [this] impoverished life on oblivion's edge [...] expressed with authenticity to understand its role in the boys' evolution.
November 26, 2018
Amid the camerawork and imaginative depiction of [character] Jonah's inner-workings are some truly spectacularly heartbreaking performances.
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