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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
August 2, 2003
While most of the acting was good, some of it was amateurish.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Mckay
May 23, 2003
Like Smoke Signals, the film is also imbued with strong themes of familial ties and spirituality that are powerful and moving without stooping to base melodrama
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Los Angeles Times
December 13, 2002
Skins is a wrenching, uncompromisingly bleak film, but its stars ... fill the screen with warmth, humor and spiritual yearning in the face of hardship and tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly
December 13, 2002
Rather quickly, the film falls into a soothing formula of brotherly conflict and reconciliation.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 12, 2002
Whatever Eyre's failings as a dramatist, he deserves credit for bringing audiences into this hard and bitter place.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Anthony Miele
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Director Chris Eyre is going through the paces again with his usual high melodramatic style of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December 2, 2002
Though the aboriginal aspect lends the ending an extraordinary poignancy, and the story itself could be played out in any working class community in the nation.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 29, 2002
It lacks the compassion, good-natured humor and the level of insight that made [Eyre's] first film something of a sleeper success.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
November 29, 2002
Thanks to strong performances by Schweig and Greene, the results are powerful and heartbreaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 21, 2002
There's a certain raggedness and preachiness to the picture, but ultimately its simplicity and basic integrity shine through and compensate for the flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: B

E! Online
November 15, 2002
Despite all of its good intentions, Skins remains only skin deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
November 8, 2002
Eric Schweig and Graham Greene both exude an air of dignity that's perfect for the proud warrior that still lingers in the souls of these characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
November 7, 2002
It's a haunting indictment of a situation that has by and large been swept under the rug by Americans -- a stirring look at one man's impotent rage.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
October 28, 2002
A craving for social order and logic where there may be little or none, and lost in a sea of white values and imposed authority irrelevant to Indian pain.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2002
To see this movie is to understand why the faces on Mount Rushmore are so painful and galling to the first Americans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dale Reynold
October 15, 2002
All-in-all, the film is an enjoyable and frankly told tale of a people who live among us, but not necessarily with us.
John A. Nesbit
October 14, 2002
Like Rudy Yellow Lodge, Eyre needs to take a good sweat to clarify his cinematic vision before his next creation and remember the lessons of the trickster spider.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Anita Schmaltz
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
October 12, 2002
'Like a child with an important message to tell...[Skins'] faults are easy to forgive because the intentions are lofty.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 11, 2002
It is an observant, humane portrait of a couple of fascinatingly complex characters.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
October 11, 2002
Although mainstream American movies tend to exploit the familiar, every once in a while a film arrives from the margin that gives viewers a chance to learn, to grow, to travel.
| Original Score: 3/4
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