Skin (2019)

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Guy Nattiv wrote and directed this true story of the life of American skinhead Bryon Widner (Jamie Bell) who went from being on the FBI most-wanted white supremist list to reformed family man. After meeting Julie (Danielle Macdonald) and forming a role with her children, he feels he is a changed man. However, escaping his past will mean removing his tattoos and betraying his old gang in the process. Cinematography by Arnaud Potier.

Cast

Jamie Bell
as Bryon Widner
Danielle MacDonald
as Julie Price
Bill Camp
as Fred 'Hammer' Krager
Zoe Colletti
as Desiree

Critic Reviews for Skin

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Skin leaves a lasting impression as it peels off a shameful past.

Sep 13, 2018 | Full Review…

The performances across the board are outstanding, with Bell first among equals...

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a narrow treatment of a now pressingly relevant subject, but one that still rewards as a powerful, well-acted tale of personal redemption.

Sep 9, 2018 | Full Review…
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Top Critic

[The others] need Bell to give the tour de force performance he does to go into the darkness with him. A just world would place him in the awards conversation.

Sep 21, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The real scene-stealer in this violent, well-paced movie is Vera Farmiga as "Mom," the matriarch of the racist-skinhead family, who wields soft-power maternal love and affection for her "lost boys" almost diabolically.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

A powerful, if sensationalist, drama with a fierce central performance from Jamie Bell.

Sep 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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