Under Our Skin (2008)

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Critic Consensus: A scathing indictment of the American medical system, Under Our Skin is timely, frightening stuff.


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About the one of the most controversial illnesses in America today: Lyme disease. Most people think of Lyme disease as that thing you can catch from a tick bite, but few know the true graveness of one of the most dangerous epidemics currently afflicting people across the nation. Here, we examine not just the science of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease and the politics of the controversy but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed.

Rating: PG
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Andy Abrahams Wilson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 1, 2010
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Under Our Skin

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

We may not get to argue both sides of the debate, but Under Our Skin stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth: We're all vulnerable to a tick bite, sure, but it's the health care system that really gets us in the end.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Heartbreaking stories of patients suffering life-shattering illness make "Under Our Skin'' compelling. It would have been an even better movie if the filmmakers had been more diligent in following the money.

Full Review… | August 6, 2009
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Frightening, powerful stuff.

Full Review… | July 1, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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Under Our Skin has a major ax to grind, but if even half of what it alleges is true, it's more deeply terrifying than any slasher film you'll ever see.

Full Review… | June 26, 2009
Washington Post
Top Critic

Scary enough to make the faint of heart decide never to venture into the woods or to lie on the grass again without protective covering.

June 19, 2009
New York Times
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Under Our Skin is a frightening documentary about Lyme disease, so called because it was first noticed in Lyme, Conn.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
New York Post
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Audience Reviews for Under Our Skin

½

Really good. Really heartbreaking. Really good reason to stay indoors...

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

It's the nurse in me that draws me to watch things like this. I never knew there was such controversy surrounding Lyme disease. Somewhat thought provoking - could Lyme disease be the cause of Alzheimers and other diseases? Is it psychosomatic? Was it responsible for the death of Jimmy Hoffa? (Ok, last question I made up.) One problem about watching it - gave me the heebie jeebies for days after.

neffielee
nefnie lee

Super Reviewer

very interesting doc. heartbreaking to see some of the kids with lyme being interviewed. I had no idea that lyme was that much of a problem. Def learned a lot watching this doc.

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