Skin Reviews

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September 7, 2020
Skin is more interesting when it chooses to film violence frankly, to face the complexity of life without naive or well-intentioned apriorism. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 3, 2020
It has a powerful start, but in the second half it loses strength with his text on tolerance, inclusivity and redemption. [Full review in Spanish]
July 13, 2020
In an eloquent way, the Israeli director exposes the contradictions behind a racial prejudice. [Full review in Spanish]
March 14, 2020
All its good intentions fail to go further and the film does not go beyond correction (neither visual nor plot), only remaining halfway in what it states. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 6, 2020
Skin is one of those stories that take us from darkness to light, from horror to hope. [Full Review in Spanish]
March 3, 2020
A path of redemption and many obstacles that sustains itself in its good performances. [Full review in Spanish]
March 3, 2020
Mr. Bell disappears into the role, masterfully drawing viewers into a film replete with made-for-TV heavy-handedness.
February 6, 2020
Every film has to get by on its own merits, but this one may find ways to justify itself are increasingly hard to come by the more it is examined.
January 6, 2020
[Seems] after awhile to take on an allegorical quality, analogous to America's agonies in trying to erase our country's own disfiguring racist heritage. Let's hope we can someday come out as unblemished as Widner's face.
October 25, 2019
Skin is still a surprisingly entertaining look at the humanity behind one hater.
October 2, 2019
The film is slightly longer than it needs to be, but it offers an authentic, thought-provoking story about redemption and forgiveness.
October 1, 2019
With a supporting cast that includes Bill Camp and Vera Farmiga, it's clearly well intentioned but never quite delivers.
September 29, 2019
Bell is magnetic in the role, and there's real chemistry between him and Macdonald, but the film's formal glossiness and frequent overhead shots create distance between the viewer and the hate crimes on display.
September 28, 2019
This film's saved by the Bell. But only just.
September 28, 2019
A good watch but too many pieces of the puzzle were missing for it to be great.
September 28, 2019
The actor does his best with a threadbare character.
September 28, 2019
Jamie Bell gives a pulsating performance in Skin as an American neo-Nazi who renounces all notions of white supremacy, to the vengeful fury of his former associates.
September 27, 2019
[Jamie] Bell is frighteningly full-on in this role, using all of his physicality to convey Byron's inner rage. The way he interacts with other characters is unapologetically tactile, oozing charisma. And when he breaks, it's simply staggering.
September 27, 2019
Jamie Bell's tough performance carries this forthright, earnest, if limited drama...
September 26, 2019
Skin does a great job in advancing the discourse around the recent rise of the far-right beyond the newspaper headlines.
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