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Rated NR · 90 minutes · 2010

Drama, Horror
Zombies and vampires are all the rage, so the next logical step is cannibals, which leads to We Are What We Are, a Mexican film that can’t keep its promise. Theoretically, this is about cannibals, but it doesn’t really show very much flesh-eating. In spite of how disgusting that would be to watch, in this post-Human Centipede cinema climate, it’s difficult to accept at face value a cannibal movie with no Donner Party action. If there was more that was compelling about We Are What We Are, the absence of obscene gore would be understandable, but the family drama—showing how one clan of cannibals copes after the loss of their father—doesn’t satisfy much of an appetite.


See our full review: Going Hungry

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Director: Jorge Grau
Producer: Nicolás Celis, Liliana Pardo and Henner Hoffman
Cast: Francisco Barreiro, Alán Chávez, Paulina Gaitan, Carmen Beato, Jorge Zárate, Esteban Soberanes, Adrián Aguirre and Miriam Balderas

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Portland Mercury People Who Need People We Are What We Are explores familial strife and the other white meat. by Courtney Ferguson 05/26/2011
Portland Mercury Girl's Gotta Eat We Are What We Are: Don't stay for dinner at the Parkers' house. by Courtney Ferguson 10/09/2013
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East Bay Express We Are What We Are The other white meat. by Kelly Vance 10/02/2013
Charleston City Paper We Are What We Are will please both art-house and horror fans The eating of human flesh onscreen isn't so disturbing when it's a vampire or a werewolf gnawing on your fellow man, but when it's one person dining on another, it becomes downright creepy. by Tom Meek 10/16/2013

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