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Under Our Skin (2008)

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Critic Consensus: A scathing indictment of the American medical system, Under Our Skin is timely, frightening stuff.

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About the one of the most controversial illnesses in America today: Lyme disease. Most people think of Lyme disease as that thing you can catch from a tick bite, but few know the true graveness of one of the most dangerous epidemics currently afflicting people across the nation. Here, we examine not just the science of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease and the politics of the controversy but also the personal stories of those whose lives have been affected and nearly destroyed.

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All Critics (31) | Top Critics (10)

We may not get to argue both sides of the debate, but Under Our Skin stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth: We're all vulnerable to a tick bite, sure, but it's the health care system that really gets us in the end.

September 18, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Heartbreaking stories of patients suffering life-shattering illness make "Under Our Skin'' compelling. It would have been an even better movie if the filmmakers had been more diligent in following the money.

August 6, 2009 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Frightening, powerful stuff.

July 1, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Under Our Skin has a major ax to grind, but if even half of what it alleges is true, it's more deeply terrifying than any slasher film you'll ever see.

June 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Scary enough to make the faint of heart decide never to venture into the woods or to lie on the grass again without protective covering.

June 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/5

Under Our Skin is a frightening documentary about Lyme disease, so called because it was first noticed in Lyme, Conn.

June 19, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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Really good. Really heartbreaking. Really good reason to stay indoors...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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It's the nurse in me that draws me to watch things like this. I never knew there was such controversy surrounding Lyme disease. Somewhat thought provoking - could Lyme disease be the cause of Alzheimers and other diseases? Is it psychosomatic? Was it responsible for the death of Jimmy Hoffa? (Ok, last question I made up.) One problem about watching it - gave me the heebie jeebies for days after.

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nefnie lee

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