Under the Skin 1998

Under the Skin

Critics Consensus

Under the Skin brilliantly captures a young woman's emotional collapse -- and marks its star and director as fresh talents worth keeping an eye on.

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Total Count: 24

62%

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A young woman (Samantha Morton) embarks upon a sexual odyssey in reaction to her mother's (Rita Tushingham) sudden death from a brain tumor.

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Critic Reviews for Under the Skin

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (21) | Rotten (3)

Audience Reviews for Under the Skin

  • Feb 10, 2011
    This film was shown last night on UK TV. Unfortunately I missed the first 20 minutes or so but the rest was so good I feel it is still worth commenting on. The film centres around the different reactions of two sisters to their mother's death - don't however get the impression that this is a film to be endured rather than enjoyed. Although the subject matter is serious and the film very emotionally moving, there are flashes of humour throughout and it is not boringly earnest for one moment. I read somewhere that the director is an admirer of Mike Leigh's "Naked". While it is no poor relation, if you appreciate the work of Mike Leigh you would probably also enjoy "Under the Skin".
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