We the Animals Reviews

September 21, 2018
Ravishing yet malnourished, follows on Malick's footsteps, but it's too occupied Sundancing the viewer into submission to make you give a damn about these boys who are forced to grow up too quickly. It's smothered by its own beauty.
September 7, 2018
We the Animals ultimately falters enough ... as the story gives more direct attention to Jonah and his burgeoning sense of identity.
August 31, 2018
Zagar's stubborn desire to keep things subjective are what make this a memorable film, although that same decision is also what undermines its ultimate impact.
August 30, 2018
The characters mostly remain ciphers, with the sole female figure exerting little influence on dreamlike events. Even the animation is static.
August 24, 2018
The movie is all nuance and it continually wafts away into artiness.
August 15, 2018
Zagar seems to lack a coherent directorial perspective on Torres' story; he mistakes vérité-style handheld and frequent close-ups (mostly captured with wide-angle lenses) for genuine intimacy and engagement.
April 30, 2018
The film never recovers from the irritating tonal shifts, even with the good performances.