Skinamarink

critic Reviews

, 72% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Skinamarink can be more confounding than frightening, but for viewers able or willing to dial into its unique wavelength, this unsettling film will be difficult to shake.
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    Cath ClarkeGuardian
    By the end I was more bored than frightened.
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    Richard NewbyEmpire Magazine
    It’s an unsettling Rorschach test with a haunting ending that will settle in the pit of your stomach like a stone. But it can be a polarizing experience that pushes the limits of patience.
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    Radheyan SimonpillaiCTV's Your Morning
    Taps into a primal fear of a child waking up in the night finding the things they take comfort (home, toys, cartoons) twisted into something nightmarish in the dark.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's only January, but this might be the most divisive horror movie of 2023 if people actually go see it. I might hate it myself; it's kind of hard to tell.
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    Richard BrodyNew Yorker
    The images appear to be the tip of an iceberg, but there’s no iceberg beneath them.
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    Meagan NavarroBloody Disgusting
    As impressive as this experiment in terror can be, it’s too sparse to earn its runtime.
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    Zofia WijaszkaNerdspin
    "Skinamarink", with its evocative visuals directly from our childhood horror dreams, is a standout among successfully disturbing found-footage films.
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    Enrique AbeniaCinemanía (Spain)
    Director Kyle Edward Ball, inspired by a more than striking debut, offers a work that immerses you in the singular, the disturbing, and the terrifying. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Jackson WeaverCBC News
    Even though [Skinamarink] has cemented its place as one of my favourite releases of 2023, I almost feel I'd have better odds playing Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun than finding someone to recommend it to who'd actually enjoy it.
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    Lee ZumpeTampa Bay Newspapers
    For those willing to lose themselves in its atmospheric horror, “Skinamarink” is a surreal mix of high strangeness, acute anxiety and reflective melancholy.
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