We Are What We Are
We Are What We Are (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 7, 2014
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
85%
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User Score
48%



Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

A family implodes with a biting commentary on patriarchy.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

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

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Richard Knight
Windy City Times

Another welcome entry in the ongoing revival of horror movies that rely on character and setting rather than shock and gore to chill audiences to the marrow.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

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

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Ray Pride
Newcity

And sometimes we are who we eat.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

A campy and sometimes elegant American Gothic horror story.

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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

Remakes may get a lot of stick in Hollywood, as filmmakers can be accused of being somewhat lazy and uncreative in that regard.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Actually pretty creepy horror movie with a theme I didn't immediately guess. Well filmed, nicely acted and fittingly horrible story.
Cameron Johnson
We are what we are: stardust, close to divine! ...Why, yes, people, I did just reference a song from the '90s sooner than Joni Mitchell's/Crosby,… More
Carlos Magalh„es
An efficient psychological horror film that works precisely because it avoids cheap scares, adopting an oppressive cinematography to create a slow-burning,… More
Daniel Parsons
It's no surprise that the makers of the superlative "Stake Land" should take an already superb original film and not just… More
MisterYoda ?
three stars...
Jason Szabo
There is plenty to love about directors Mickle's twist slow burn gothic horror-drama. Excellent performances, particularly from his young cast, a brilliant… More