Under the Skin Reviews

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April 29, 2020
Under the Skin's experiential aesthetic and narrative centred around a bereavement bears uncanny resemblance to that other Samantha Morton-starring film, Morvern Callar.
September 7, 2011
December 6, 2005
August 29, 2005
April 25, 2003
December 8, 2002
August 8, 2002
... a raw and occasionally depressing first film with moments of chilling recognition and a remarkable young star.
January 28, 2002
Reminds us what it's like to see an actress go to work when she has a juicy role to play.
February 14, 2001
In her feature debut, Adler shapes her film gracefully and elicits a scorching no-holds-barred, totally selfless portrayal from Morton.
January 1, 2000
Made with a novelist's eye for detail and a quietly impassioned visual flair.
January 1, 2000
Adler's screenplay is excellent; it isn't often that a film takes an insightful look at how people can become unraveled.
January 1, 2000
Adler does a remarkable job of conveying the kind of anguished soul sickness that is at a loss for words or conventional expression.
January 1, 2000
Morton makes Iris real. Every moment she's on screen, the actress forces us to accept Iris as a living, breathing individual.
January 1, 2000
It isn't often that a film offers a heroine who is this aggressive, angry and self-punishing, and the filmmaker and her star work in perfect harmony to get at all the complexity behind it.
January 1, 2000
Adler's portrait of emotional disintegration is in many ways as harrowing as Roman Polanski's Repulsion, thanks in large part to Morton's terrifying performance.
January 1, 2000
It is buoyed by an unflinching performance from newcomer Samantha Morton, a young British actress who is willing to expose not only her body but her inner being as well.
January 1, 2000
Morton's Iris keeps going in circles... It's a spooky, movie-dominating performance.
January 1, 2000
Although Iris has no idea who she is, Morton is utterly certain, and inhabits her temporarily defeated soul with an ease that knocks you out.
January 1, 2000
What makes it watchable is the performance from Samantha Morton, who is riveting.
January 1, 2000
Delightfully freighted with heavy sensuality, some deadpan comedy, and a character whose loneliness should strike a chord in all of us.
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