The Skin I Live In Reviews

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August 3, 2019
An objectively oddball piece of work...
January 5, 2019
The Skin I Live In is the most disquieting film I've seen in years. Don't let that stop you from seeing it, though. It's also the masterpiece we've long awaited from Pedro Almodovar.
December 21, 2018
"The Skin I Live In" is a film where love takes many forms, some of which are perverse, but it's how the director is guided by his one for cinema that makes his latest feel so alive.
December 20, 2018
The Skin I Live In is well worth seeing. Mad scientists overwhelmed by hubris are nothing new but no iteration of the story has been told in quite this way.
August 29, 2018
... in this polymorphous shocker Almodóvar has crafted one of his most berserk and bewitching fables about the fluidity of gender and the unpredictability of desire.
August 29, 2018
The Skin I Live In is a definite must-see, as all its elements harmoniously blend to create a cinematic masterpiece that stands out not just this year, but over the course of the past decade.
March 3, 2018
Banderas' performance achieves a perfect chill.
February 6, 2018
Not since David Cronenberg have surgery, sex and violence frolicked in the same stained bed so skillfully.
January 3, 2018
Georges Franju's 1960 classic horror Eyes Without a Face is an obvious touchstone but the new film is more ridiculous than horrific.
May 9, 2016
In Almodovar's world, the flesh is deception, the comedy dark, the sex weird and the tears real; this time, however, the director just wasn't able to pull off all of these elements.
October 7, 2015
"The Skin I Live In" fails because it doesn't have a moral or anything else to say in spite of its self-seriousness.
November 5, 2013
Almodóvar has a body of work as rigorously personal as any out there, and, even with its flaws, he wears this latest Skin rather well.
July 1, 2013
Despite the typically invigorating sense of line and framing, The Skin I Live In withholds the director's customary satisfactions and affirmations. The result is a saga of obsession that, in its saturnine undertone, maintains a hard-to-enjoy integrity.
June 23, 2013
This is a lush, deeply pleasurable film to experience on a sensory level; Almodovar couldn't produce a boring frame if he left the lens cap on.
March 2, 2013
Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, a terrific, twisty thriller that is one of the filmmaker's best and one of the year's best films.
December 28, 2012
It's as disquieting as it is unsatisfying, a slog through gender issues, surgery and violence - sexual and otherwise.
September 25, 2012
A movie puzzle that confounds and then unnerves with an impact as shocking as any of the most infamous of cinema last-reel shockers
May 15, 2012
I was agonising over every twist and turn. I was shuffling in my seat. I was feeling physical reactions to the scenes and quite simply I was impressed with Banderas' strikingly nuanced performance under the incredible direction of Almodóvar.
April 6, 2012
Leave it to Pedro Almodovar to figure a uniquely twisted way to unsettle.
April 3, 2012
With a deliberately preposterous storyline involving burning bodies, evil brothers, rape, suicide, revenge, sexual identity and medical procedure, this is darkly comic arthouse soap - with a tinge of horror - and definitely an acquired taste.
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