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The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
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Under The Skin gets into your mind and stays there as an unsolved puzzle or a beautiful, yet not fully comprehensible painting. There are things in this film which are just below the surface, proving illusive to the viewers intellect. Yet to the audience member open to the beautiful conundrum of abstract thought, this film will make not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be savored.
Panic Room is a fun, inconsequential film with a couple of good performances, and an immaculate, somewhat sterile vision from David Fincher. Starring Jodi Foster before she kinda dropped off the map, and Kristin Stewart (in the only role where she is actually supposed to play a girl who appears to be in a constant and ever worsening state of diabetic shock). Like The Game, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fincher's Panic Room falls into the category of slightly "above average" and almost completely forgettable. This isn't to say that the film is not a good time while you're watching it, just don't expect to pass any pop quizzes on the plot of the film a day after viewing it.
Yes the movie does have some interesting footage and some colorful interviews and probably could have been a much better film in the correct hands. But as it stands, TDOSL:WH is excruciatingly long, told in a meticulous -- no -- laborious fashion which brings me to pity Tim Burton and his unrealized vision, rather than generate a desire within me to actually see the finished product. I just felt kinda bad for Timmy Tim-Tim, something I never thought would ever happen.
Perhaps I am acting a bit prematurely on this one, but I know what I like and I love this movie. Many of the movies I am selecting have hit me on an emotional level, as well as excelling in craft and artistry and this film is no different. When ideas are conveyed through action, you have my attention. When the intelligence of the film-goer is respected, you have my admiration. And when you have me invested all the while through a two hour film without losing me once, you have my heart. This is one of the best films I have ever seen hands down. This should be studied for years to come. Top 10 for sure.