Cold Skin Reviews

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April 11, 2020
Cold Skin is a beautiful dark film that feels like it unfortunately is missing something story-wise for it all to be absolutely fascinating. The acting and practical effects show great talent ...
August 8, 2019
It is doomed to lie in that limbo of productions that, despite having a good number of elements in its favor, can fall into a sad oblivion fueled by its lack of "ground". [Full Review in Spanish]
July 16, 2019
Cold Skin takes the Man Versus Nature narrative conflict to an extreme ... [but] leans heavily, to its detriment, on a Man Versus Man conflict that never quite pays off.
April 2, 2019
Cold Skin is a diluted adaptation of Sánchez Piñol's tragic novel with a timid lovecraftian conception. [Full review in Spanish]
November 20, 2018
Playing out more like a gender-swapped version of The Shape of Water than the Lovecraftian horror it wants to be, Gens' latest is visually pleasing, but ultimately empty.
October 10, 2018
While Cold Souls has high ambitions, it falls a little flat. Whether the screenplay or the performances create the letdown, the film undeniably drags.
September 21, 2018
Gens and Spanish cinematographer Daniel Aranyó do great work capturing the majestic beauty and inherent danger of the island and some of the action scenes are pulse-pounding, but those elements can't overcome the didactic "us vs them" narrative.
September 14, 2018
The stylish visuals and creature designs hardly seem worth the trouble for a peculiarly tedious story that overall lacks excitement and emotional involvement. It's cold, indeed.
September 10, 2018
'Cold Skin' is not for faint of heart. But it's pure cinematic art.
September 10, 2018
Handsomely shot and clever in isolated beats, Cold Skin is the rare monster movie that leads with its ideology, even if it eventually tips its hand prematurely.
September 6, 2018
Somehow [Gens] turns the vacation destination of Lanzarote into the ends of the Earth, and you'll feel that chill on your soul.
September 4, 2018
The film is valuable because it's enigmatic and I think it's feasible to recommend it. [Full review in Spanish]
August 23, 2018
With a Lovecraftian slant, Cold Skin is a must-watch for fans of Xavier Gens films. This is yet another bleak film where the horror comes, not from the 'monsters', but from man himself.
August 3, 2018
Although Cold Skin is entertaining, it has an excessively contained direction that does not take it anywhere. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 2, 2018
Cold Skin doesn't know what to do with its subject matter. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 1, 2018
Cold Skin doesn't have anywhere satisfying to go or anything fresh to say.
July 26, 2018
The actors... invest their roles with conviction and craft, even if the story ultimately doesn't quite reward such seriousness of approach.
July 19, 2018
It feels more like a consequence of cut-rate, copy-and-paste computer effects.
July 16, 2018
July 15, 2018
Chilly, restrained horror drama has a few surprises amid its familiar tropes.
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