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We Are What We Are (2013)

Published in W
Thursday, 24 October 2013 03:44
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Additional Info

  • Rating

    R18+: High impact violence.

  • The pitch

    We are what we eat.

  • Starring

    Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Jack Gore, Bill Sage, Michael Parks, Kassie Wesley DePaiva, Kelly McGillis

  • Directed by

    Jim Mickle

  • Running time

    105 minutes

  • Rated

    R18+ (Australia), 18 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE

    People get eaten, shot, stabbed, bitten, mauled, kidnapped, bound, hit with objects, bludgeoned, accidentally injured, drowned, butchered (implied), bitten, murdered. Patricide, missing persons, destroying evidence. Objects knocked over in anger, smashed glass, aggressive behaviour. Flooded community. Blood/gore: Corpses (animal, human, floating, tied up). Autopsy (organs, open flesh, bloody cuts). Eating flesh, bloody mouth, human remains, skull, bones, bone fragments, detached tooth, bloody nose, bleeding, blood on clothing, slit wrist, bloodletting, slit throat, open wounds. 

  • SEX/NUDITY

    Full-frontal female nudity. Teen sex, kissing, flirting. Exposed breasts, shirtless man. Girls in shower (no genitals seen).

  • VICES/DRUG USE

    Arsenic poisoning. Alcohol (beer). Smoking.

  • LANGUAGE

    F-words, s-word, a-word, b*tch. Heavy religious references.

  • THEMES

    Cannibalism, abduction, grief, fasting, abstinence, diary-keeping, survival, sacrifice, ritual, fanaticism, investigation, tradition, righteousness, siblings, savagery, hunger, upbringing, piety, family, obligation.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS

    Deceased wife/mother, ill child. Deceased woman mentioned. Funeral setting, grave-digging. Spider web, pig, dogs, deer, ants. Thunder, fireworks. Butchering, mincing meat, raw meat, grilling chicken, frying bacon. Tongue-poking, burping, thumb-sucking. Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, motor neuron disease, Prion disease, Kuru disease, fear of the dark mentioned.

  • CRITICS LIKE

    Chilling, mature, serious-minded, polished, evocative, disturbing, suspenseful, refreshing, gruesome, tense, beautiful, sad, compelling, resonant, grisly, quiet, gross, poetic, creepy. Terrific performances, foreboding atmosphere, atypical characters, methodical plotting, queasy finale, finely etched characters, silently gloomy, luscious score, ominous tone.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE

    Meandering, slow-burning, predictable, humourless. More stomach-turning than scary.