We the Animals (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

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We the Animals (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Dreamlike and haunting, We the Animals approaches the coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye.

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Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents' volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.

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One of the discoveries of the year so far.

June 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It deals with difficult subject matter with extreme grace.

June 14, 2019 | Full Review…

While the child actors are often excellent, they don't get much to say, and it's asking a lot for boys of primary-school age to express soulful depths through glances alone.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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It is a thing of beauty: too beautiful perhaps, running a real danger of prettifying poverty.

June 13, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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This movie is so gorgeous, it even makes drone footage look ethereal rather than pedestrian.

September 14, 2018 | Full Review…

There's a heavy dose of pathos, though the film isn't without its moments of levity. And while the narrative is fragmented, like a memory, by the end there's a seismic shift: And that's something like evolution.

September 13, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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