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Knives and Skin's daunting ambitions occasionally elude its grasp, but this remains a powerfully written and uniquely timely coming-of-age thriller. Read critic reviews

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In the wake of a high school student's mysterious disappearance, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town's teenage girls -- gathering in force until it can no longer be contained.

Cast & Crew

Grace Smith
Joanna Kitzmiller
Ireon Roach
Charlotte Kurtich
Kayla Carter
Laurel Darlington
Tim Hopper
Dan Kitzmiller
Kate Arrington
Renee Darlington
Jennifer Reeder
Screenwriter
Tremaine Atkinson
Executive Producer
Christopher Rejano
Cinematographer
Mike Olenick
Film Editor
Nick Zinner
Original Music
Adri Siriwatt
Production Design
Marie Ullrich
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  • Carolyn is a martyr for Reeder's message-a complex and twisted commentary on the plights of human nature.

    December 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Reeder is deadly serious about the film's themes of teenage girls' fears, desires and demons, though there's a fair amount of deadpan black comedy...

    December 11, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Social satire's strange sights and sounds are sure to stick with you.

    December 10, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The positive qualities lie in the surrealistic film's bold cinematography, distinctive use of music, and diversity of cast, though that's not enough to redeem this tedious viewing experience.

    December 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Knives and Skin is a welcome reprieve from its genre-mates' sameness, borrowing and blending elements from assorted storied predecessors to create something mysterious, hypnotic and malevolent.

    December 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Like the songs sung by its young cast, Knives and Skin feels like cinematic karaoke, lacking in authorship or deeper meaning.

    December 6, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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