Under the Skin
Under the Skin (2014)

An alien in human form is on a journey through Scotland.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 2014
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85%
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User Score
54%



Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its message may prove elusive for some, but with absorbing imagery and a mesmerizing performance from Scarlett Johansson, Under the Skin is a haunting viewing experience.

Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Most of Under the Skin operates on an almost subconscious level. The truth is out there in Glazer's screenplay, which he co-wrote with Walter Campbell, but it's intuitive rather than didactic.

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Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com

One of the most polarizing movies in recent years.

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John Oursler
Under the Radar

A visionary, thought-provoking sci-fi masterpiece ...

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

All this is initially fascinating, and then progressively less so.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

A direct descendant of Nicolas Roeg's classic "The Man Who Fell to Earth," "Under the Skin" is the kind of movie people will be talking about, and dissecting and puzzling over, for years.

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Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot

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."

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Mark Walker
Having been a fan of both Sexy Beast and the underrated Birth, I was happy to hear that Jonathan Glazer's third directorial outing would be an adaptation… More
Edward Boxler
The reality is that it's a polarizing film. Those that turned it off halfway through are completely justified in doing so. It's not for everyone,… More
Dan Schultz
An indescribably odd surreal acid trip of a movie concerning an alien (Scarlett Johansson) who comes to Earth, in Glasgow, Scotland to be precise, and proceeds… More
Carlos Magalhăes
A harrowing and intensely atmospheric science fiction of seductive visuals and powerful dissonant music, suggesting thought-provoking ideas and meanings about… More
Nicki Marie
Very interesting movie. Struggled initially as it is not the most accessible or easy film, but I did come to like it. Scottish setting is great and I loved all… More
Kevin M. Williams
Easy with time, and methodically (it does take awhile), yet ultimately interestingly, this film looks in on that old adage about travel broadening the mind as a… More