Under Our Skin
Under Our Skin (2008)

About the one of the most controversial illnesses in America today: Lyme disease. Most people think of Lyme disease as that thing you can catch from a tick bite, but few know the true graveness of one of the most dangerous epidemics… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: April 1, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A scathing indictment of the American medical system, Under Our Skin is timely, frightening stuff.

Justin Berton
San Francisco Chronicle

We may not get to argue both sides of the debate, but Under Our Skin stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth: We're all vulnerable to a tick bite, sure, but it's the health care system that really gets us in the end.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Under Our Skin has a major ax to grind, but if even half of what it alleges is true, it's more deeply terrifying than any slasher film you'll ever see.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a well-made yet overlong documentary exploring the hidden epidemic of Lyme disease...

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Joel Brown
Boston Globe

Heartbreaking stories of patients suffering life-shattering illness make "Under Our Skin'' compelling. It would have been an even better movie if the filmmakers had been more diligent in following the money.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Scary enough to make the faint of heart decide never to venture into the woods or to lie on the grass again without protective covering.

Sarah Sluis
Film Journal International

An infectiously persuasive account of chronic Lyme, a disease that has politicized the medical community.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Frightening, powerful stuff.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Under Our Skin is a frightening documentary about Lyme disease, so called because it was first noticed in Lyme, Conn.

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Ian Buckwalter

What concerns Wilson is why there is so little public discussion of the most common vector-borne disease in the country, and why the disease has become so politicized and controversial.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Really good. Really heartbreaking. Really good reason to stay indoors...
nefnie lee
It's the nurse in me that draws me to watch things like this. I never knew there was such controversy surrounding Lyme disease. Somewhat thought… More