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Under the Skin Reviews

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May 23, 2017
Under the Skin is a movie that truly defies articulation. It's visceral; not violent or exploitative, but challenging and exotic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 10, 2017
Glazer judges the men who die as he leers at Johansson in the exact same manner. Then there's a fire, and you wonder why you bothered.
February 27, 2017
I just hated, hated, hated every mind-numbingly pretentious minute of it.
October 5, 2016
Though Johansson barely speaks, she conveys her alien character's unfamiliarity with her body and her surroundings, as well as her growing awareness of what it means to be human, in every look and subtle motion.
July 14, 2016
Repetitive but creepy sci-fi horror flick likely to get under your skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2016
An exploration and subversion of the unstated theme of 'Species' and its ilk: the fear of female sexuality, and the fantasy scenarios that are all tied up in those fears.
June 6, 2016
Like much of the imagery that follows, the opening segment is a sensory immersion into an experience beyond comprehension.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
April 17, 2016
Like so many classics, it works singularly across multiple genres (horror, science fiction, drama, thriller) but its beauty comes from all those elements working in concert.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 5, 2015
Minds will be blown to the four winds. And - fair warning - a percentage of American ticket buyers may find themselves exasperated and/or exiting early.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 5, 2015
The premise is intriguing and it's only the possibility that something might come of it that keeps your attention, but that attention is never rewarded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 5, 2015
A visionary, thought-provoking sci-fi masterpiece ...
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 5, 2015
There is a relentless quality about it that keeps you going. It's the kind of "art" film that reminds one of Roman Polanski's "Repulsion."
January 5, 2015
Under the Skin is exactly where it gets.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 5, 2015
Glacial in pace, skeletal in plot, and generally nasty, Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is a repetitive nightmare of drear and dread punctuated by moments of queasy-making horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 5, 2015
With a soundtrack of grinding frequencies and uneasy point-of-view camera shots, the everyday becomes otherworldly.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 5, 2015
Under the Skin manages to fulfill the promise of its prologue, burrowing under the viewer's skin without pretense, or the benefit of Laura's bedside manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 5, 2015
We do learn a little about ourselves by the conclusion, but when it came to holding my attention for the duration of a feature-length film, I found the experience far too alien.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 5, 2015
There's an eerie brilliance and a haunting beauty to "Under the Skin," writer-director Jonathan Glazer's beyond-strange exploration of what it means to be human - seen from an outside perspective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 5, 2015
The exquisitely odd "Under the Skin" feels like a really ambitious student film. That has nothing to do with its quality.
January 5, 2015
It's admirable that Johansson should be so willing to go off the Hollywood grid, but the truth is, "Under the Skin" would have been a lot better if it wasn't so excruciatingly arty.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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