The Skin I Live In Reviews

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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.
December 28, 2012
It's as disquieting as it is unsatisfying, a slog through gender issues, surgery and violence - sexual and otherwise.
December 12, 2011
What's missing here is Almodovar's most distinguishing characteristic: compassion.
December 9, 2011
When it's all said and done, there's no real call for any emotional investment on the part of Almodovar's audience.
November 27, 2011
Gran parte de la película se pasa entre la incredulidad, la indiferencia y el ridículo, pero Almodóvar es ante todo Almodóvar, con todos sus excesos, sus delirios y también sus aspectos originales (...)
November 20, 2011
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November 16, 2011
Not even DePalma, at his sleaziest, or Hitchcock, at his most sexually frustrated, dared to be so unabashedly ugly.
November 14, 2011
It's like an art-house 'Human Centipede.' While it hints at some interesting ideas, it just comes down to a crazy doctor.
November 5, 2011
The frequent disorientation makes things drag; it's hard to get a sense of the movie's pace when you're unsure how all these miscellaneous pieces fit together, or even whether they do.
November 3, 2011
Despite its scalpel-like precision, pic falls short of its titular promise, never quite getting under the skin as it should.
October 28, 2011
Though beautiful to look at and graced with moments of ticklish camp, The Skin I Live In is also sluggish, arbitrarily conceived and, especially in its sagging middle, unaccountably dull.
October 27, 2011
Like a 1950s horror movie done up in the style of Douglas Sirk...isn't uninteresting as an exercise in Almodovarian style and themes, but its farfetched narrative makes it a minor contribution to his canon.
October 27, 2011
I have always respected, if not always liked, the works of Almodovar and I am disappointed in him for making a film like "The Skin I Live In." It left a sour taste in my mouth and feeling like I needed a shower afterward.
October 27, 2011
Almodovar shoots himself in the foot with a too-tricky structure, resetting "Skin" with a new set of characters at about the halfway point.
October 23, 2011
The film has elements of Hitchcock and, most of all, George Franju's far, far superior "Eyes Without a Face," but "The Skin I Live In" is structurally rickety.
October 20, 2011
Almodovar delivers his usual satiny mise-en-scene, though in this case it tends to undermine the creepy material.
October 20, 2011
He does good work, but madness does not breed efficiency.
October 17, 2011
The most spontaneous of all movie artists has succumbed to "art," and the results are a disaster.
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