Who We Are Now (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who We Are Now (2017)




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Movie Info

Recently released from prison, Beth (Julianne Nicholson) is working with her public defender (Jimmy Smits) to get her son back from her sister, who was awarded legal custody while Beth was incarcerated for ten years. Soon after, Beth forms an unlikely alliance with Jess (Emma Roberts), an idealistic young protégé of the public defense team, who decides to take on Beth's cause whether she likes it or not. Also starring Zachary Quinto and Jason Biggs.


Critic Reviews for Who We Are Now

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (4)

Who We Are Now just ticks too many cliched boxes, particularly in the dialogue department.

September 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Told with the full texture of real life, Nicholson's second collaboration with "From Nowhere" filmmaker Matthew Newton is a close-up character study that explores notions of forgiveness and self-worth with surgical precision.

September 15, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Newton has made a beautiful little film about sacrifice and redemption, and he earns it one tiny brushstroke at a time.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Newton's storytelling is skittish and a bit too on the nose at times, but his palpable generosity toward his cast is rewarded with committed, passionate turns from the ensemble.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Newton carved out a raw and unsentimental journey for his protagonists that neither completely absolves them of their mistakes, nor robs them of the agency to make them.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Richly written and sensitively acted, and if some of the big monologues are a touch theatrical, well, these actors really move the merchandise, so that doesn't much matter.

September 26, 2017 | Full Review…

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