In Their Skin (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes

In Their Skin (2012)




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Movie Info

Following the tragic death of their young daughter, the Hughes family decide to escape to their upscale vacation home in the woods. But their attempt to get some quality time together is violently interrupted when a neighboring family with a hidden agenda drops by for dinner. First-time director Jeremy Regimbal builds tension to a calculated and ultimately brutal crescendo in this home-invasion thriller. Starring Selma Blair, Joshua Close, James D'Arcy, and Rachel Miner. -- (C) Tribecamore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By: ,
Written By: Joshua Close
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2013
IFC Midnight - Official Site


Selma Blair
as Mary Hughes
Joshua Close
as Mark Hughes
James D'Arcy
as Bobby Sakowski
Rachel Miner
as Jane Sakowski
Quinn Lord
as Brendon Hughes
Alex Ferris
as Jared Sakowski

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Critic Reviews for In Their Skin

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

More polish could have made this alarming psycho-drama resonate better, but even as it stands it's a nerve-racking good time.

Full Review… | July 24, 2013
Top Critic

An unnerving home-invasion thriller.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Top Critic

Good performances and atmospheric direction aren't quite enough to elevate this home-invasion thriller above genre clichés.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Dies a horrible death in the second half, which is a crying shame when the opening is so strong and uniquely disturbing.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012

The most frustrating thing about Jeremy Power Regimbal's directorial debut is there's part of a very effective thriller here. It's just not the good part.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
Paste Magazine

Sadly, Jeremy Power Regimbal's intense drama doesn't offer anything significant to a horror genre filled with superior choices.

Full Review… | November 9, 2012

Audience Reviews for In Their Skin

four stars

MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

I like the creepy neighbours character but the movie didn't have enough energy, was just very lazy, predictible and bah....

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer


Struggling to cope with the death of their young daughter, Blair and Close head off to a remote home in the Pacific Northwest, attempting to save their marriage. There they meet neighbors D'Arcy and Miner who they invite to dinner. Unable to deal with their guests odd behavior, Blair and Close kick them out, only for them to return with guns and invade the couple's home.
D'Arcy played the role of Anthony Hopkins in the recent 'Hitchcock' biopic and his resemblance to the 'Psycho' star adds an extra element of creepiness to his role here. Sadly, he's really the only standout in an otherwise dull and cliched affair. The dinner scene is quite tense but the movie's second half does nothing new with its home invasion plot. The film is shot in ugly grey tones which are no doubt intended to reflect its somber mood but it makes for grim viewing in all the wrong ways.
The Movie Waffler

Super Reviewer

In Their Skin Quotes

Mark Hughes: Who are you?
Bobby Sakowski: What's important is who people think we are...
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)
Bobby Sakowski: The perfect family...
– Submitted by Chris P (3 years ago)

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