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We Are What We Are (2013)



Critic 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.

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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 the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years. -- (C) Entertainment One

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Bill Sage
as Frank Parker
Ambyr Childers
as Iris Parker
Julia Garner
as Rose Parker
Jack Turner
as Officer T.J. Turner
Michael Parks
as Doc Barrow
Wyatt Russell
as Deputy Anders
Nick Damici
as Sherrif Meeks
Jack Gore
as Rory Parker
Laurent Rejto
as Hardware Clerk
Annemarie Lawless
as Arlene Stratton
Traci Hovel
as Mrs. Kimble
Nat DeWolf
as Mr. Kimble
Vonia Arslanian
as Emily Meeks
Larry Fessenden
as Bearded Tenant
Odeya Rush
as Alyce Parker
Joel Nagle
as Mathias Parker
Reagan Leonard
as Alyce's Mother
Tyler Barden
as Counter Man
I.N. Sierros
as Coach Stratton
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Critic Reviews for We Are What We Are

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (29)

Some of the film is gruesome in the extreme but there is always lyricism and pathos alongside the bloodletting.

February 28, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Who can resist a good cannibal movie?

February 28, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Another pointless remake.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Stupendously dull: dull with that blend of overloaded effect and under-supplied affect that bad horror alone truly offers.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

This social-realist take on the cannibal sub-genre makes for a surprising lyrical and quietly profound piece of filmmaking.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: 3/5

Mickle prizes credible characterisation above everything else, and casts extremely good actors, who succeed in making the Parker clan feel both frail and somehow stuck out of time, like freak survivors from the 19th century.

February 27, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for We Are What We Are


An effective psychological horror film that works precisely because it avoids cheap scares, adopting an oppressive cinematography to create a slow-burning and disturbing experience centered on religion, tradition and patriarchy, despite being a bit predictable sometimes.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


slow but with merit, the ending was crazy. I enjoyed stake land more but this isn't a bad film, just very different. well acted and violent enough but it's the atmosphere that grabs you.

Brendan O'Connor
Brendan O'Connor

Super Reviewer

Actually pretty creepy horror movie with a theme I didn't immediately guess. Well filmed, nicely acted and fittingly horrible story.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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