Under the Skin Reviews

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August 29, 2019
A cinematic masterpiece that's surreal, scintillating, and unforgettably strange.
August 6, 2019
If a Supreme Court Justice can declare porn to be without definition but knowable on sight, so too can art fall into the same metric. I don't know why Under the Skin is exceptional art. I just know it is.
August 6, 2019
Under The Skin is for sure an oddity with unscripted dialogue, strange acting, even stranger events, but the alluring monotonous aesthetic accompanied by hypnotizing VFX and a transporting score makes it a definite must-see.
July 5, 2019
Glazer's hauntingly assured direction, accompanied by Johansson's chilling performance, merge to create something unforgettable.
June 26, 2019
While Johansson is great her role is too enigmatic to make any of the final acts resonate.
June 17, 2019
A mesmerising, deeply attentive piece of filmmaking; acutely original in spite of its eminent heraldry.
April 2, 2019
Under the Skin is all about the experience, about soaking up Glazer's otherworldly nightmare like a sponge. His third film is a cinematic anomaly, alien in both its subject matter and form, and it's to be treasured.
March 8, 2019
Glazer has not only single-handedly regalvanised the British sci-fi but has also earned the right to be uttered in the same breath as genre greats such as David Cronenberg and Nicolas Roeg.
March 5, 2019
It is a challenging role for the actress and she [Scarlett Johansson] rises to it seamlessly.
November 20, 2018
A film entirely subsumed in the senses, in the art of seeing and feeling as if for the first time; the privileging of the tactile and the intuitive over the explanatory.
November 1, 2018
It's certainly not for everyone, but for those who can stick with it will find an incredibly unique and captivating experience.
October 31, 2018
An experience I wrestle with, in a mostly positive way. Contains a lot of tremendous strengths, including an intoxicating score and a lot of blank spaces for the individual viewer to fill with interpretation.
October 21, 2018
Repeat viewings won't make Under the Skin any clearer, but will cement its status as a cinematic game changer.
August 31, 2018
A lean and absorbing vision of Earth and society as an incomprehensible place.
August 22, 2018
No matter what you eventually end up thinking about "Under the Skin," you will very likely find yourself thinking about it for some time.
June 15, 2018
It is a Scarlett Johansson movie, but not as we know it.
April 10, 2018
It is a film that unwaveringly starts with the absurd, only to end up with an observation that is as simple as it is profound.
October 10, 2017
There's an under-explored sociological insight to be gleaned from the encounters that follow.
September 6, 2017
this mysterious masterpiece seduces you into a very different twilight zone of unforgettable sci-fi strangeness.
August 21, 2017
[Director] Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is a film with the courage of its silences and ellipses.
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