Under the Skin Reviews

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March 13, 2019
The problem is: Johansson's character knows, from the start of the film how to be, by all appearances, a human woman, and the filmmakers never seem curious how she learned to do so.
January 30, 2019
I won't be recommending this movie to anyone, except insomniacs.
November 18, 2017
What was originally a bonkers and sententious parable about class, labour, and the horrors of the meat industry-run by a race of talking antelope-like beings from another planet-is now essentially an abstract coming-of-age picture.
September 5, 2017
Under The Skin is as sloppy as it is bold and may quickly bore some with its evasive themes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 29, 2014
The oddest and most frustrating film I've seen all year.
December 10, 2014
"Under the Skin" is perfectly fine. I'm just not sure I'll ever see it again unless I have to.
July 14, 2014
Under the Skin is a hollow film with a fascinating premise that could have been so much more.
May 24, 2014
A nonsensical and impenetrable scenario that intrigues as a sensory experience with an alien seductress as our guide but frustrates in the final analysis.
May 9, 2014
All this is initially fascinating, and then progressively less so.
May 1, 2014
Aims to be mysterious but merely comes off as monotonous...the sort of film that should have the word 'cult' stamped onto the canisters containing the reels.
April 18, 2014
Serious, intriguing, but lacking a human core
April 18, 2014
Scarlett Johansson goes spare and bare.
April 15, 2014
For all its qualities, Under the Skin ultimately frustrates.
April 14, 2014
"Under the Skin" clearly does not intend to telegraph its meaning, but meaning may not be the movie's strong suit.
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