Second Skin

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Director Juan Carlos Pineiro-Escoriaza investigates the realm of computer role-playing games, focusing on die-hard players who have had their lives altered by their gaming obsession. While the documentary notes the pastime's positive aspects, specifically including a disabled gamer who finds a sense of freedom online, it depicts people consumed by their dedication to living in a fantasy world. Also featured are game designers and psychologists, who weigh in on spending time in a virtual reality.

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Critic Reviews for Second Skin

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  • You don't need to be a gamer to appreciate this involving and well-paced character study.

    August 14, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Most of the movie's revelations will be old hat to anyone who's paid modest attention to pop culture for the last 10 or 15 years.

    August 13, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A sometimes celebratory, sometimes cautionary look at the phenomenon of massively multiplayer online computer games (MMOs).

    May 22, 2008

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • As with most of the ideas tossed around by Second Skin however, it's never fully explored or realized

    September 2, 2009 | Rating: 3/5
  • ...an intriguing yet undeniably overlong documentary...

    May 12, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Second Skin

  • Mar 15, 2010
    I'm not sure why I'm drawn to these films, but I keep watching them. This one is another can't-look-away train wreck.
    Steve K Super Reviewer
  • Jan 25, 2010
    Want to feel better about your own life? Watch this collection of complete losers!
    Martin B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2009
    Quick review: Simply said, if you've not played Warcraft or the likes, you're probably best not to waste your time. I thought they did an excellent job of choosing the subjects in the documentary, other than that I was a bit bored. The people the two hours focus on are interesting, but somehow they fail to really develop each person's story. The film is slow at times, and other than one instance, I simply didn't care. I had a good idea how it was going to play out after the first 20-30 minutes, and think it would have been better suited for a shorter 60-minute type 'True Life' television show. As someone who has played the games, been there and done that, and somewhat can understand the characters.. It is OK at best. Otherwise, you're probably going to be asking yourself why you're wasting time watching it.
    Nick G Super Reviewer
  • Aug 07, 2009
    A really good doc about people who play online games. We get to see a lot of people in this flick that range from the love birds who met online to the guy who almost becomes homeless thanks to his addiction to the game. While we do get to see the hard core gamers we don't really see any casual players and hear why they haven't crossed into the hard core. Maybe it's because there aren't many casual gamers. I liked how the doc was put together and the stories told were all compelling. A good watch for anyone who has a connection to anything like the online gaming world
    Jason S Super Reviewer

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