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Mysterious Skin Reviews

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

[...] For a movie about something as painful as child sexual abuse, Mysterious Skin doesn't repel. There's an allure to the images, which are as carefully posed and framed as figures in a softly illuminated dollhouse.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 4/5

March 17, 2014
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

Contains a few flat notes of community participation, but Araki locates all the necessary surges of hopelessness and misguided desire, ending victorious in his quest to adapt Scott Heim's provocative novel.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: B

March 7, 2014
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

By exploring the taboo topic of paedophilia in a humanist manner that avoids sensationalising or heavy-handed verdicts, Araki's eloquent, sensitive film actually presents an indictment far stronger than any moral grandstander ever could.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine Australasia | Original Score: 5/5

November 7, 2012
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

a bizarre, beguiling coming-of-age drama

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3/4

August 21, 2010
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

treads harrowing ground without falling into the pit of cliché

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B

September 15, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Araki's film is a wrenching examination of childhood trauma and abuse.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

"Mysterious Skin" is a devastating yet beautiful film that honors its fragile characters with vital respect.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: A

April 15, 2009
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This one clearly has more meat on the plate than Araki's earlier more shallow and sensationalistic films.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B

July 20, 2006
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 4/5

May 12, 2006

Gregg Araki nous offre son %u0153uvre la plus mature à ce jour.

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

February 9, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Sensível e tristemente trágico, o filme é um doloroso estudo de personagens beneficiado por uma atuação estupenda de Gordon-Levitt.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 3, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

December 6, 2005
Michelle Thomas
Future Movies UK

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 7/10

December 6, 2005
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

Gordon-Levitt's performance is nothing short of astonishing.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: A-

November 28, 2005
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews

A raw and unadorned look at child abuse and its idiosyncratic repercussions.

Full Review Source: Mixed Reviews | Original Score: A

October 30, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Araki has given us his most mature work yet, a fiercely focused yet oddly dreamlike meditation on innocence and loss.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star | Original Score: 3/4

September 30, 2005

Baltimore Sun

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 10, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A superb achievement.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 2, 2005
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A riveting original that some may find almost too agonising to experience

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 30, 2005
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

Sweet and disturbing at the same time.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 19, 2005
February 27, 2009

Time Out
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June 24, 2006

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
August 19, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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July 5, 2005

Houston Chronicle
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Boston Phoenix
June 25, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
June 7, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 2, 2005
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