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: April 4, 2014
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2014
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84%
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Critic Score: 84% 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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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

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Larushka Ivan-Zadeh
Metro (UK)

this mysterious masterpiece seduces you into a very different twilight zone of unforgettable sci-fi strangeness.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

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.

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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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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Under The Skin is as sloppy as it is bold and may quickly bore some with its evasive themes.

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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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Geoffrey O'Brien
The New York Review of Books

[Director] Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin is a film with the courage of its silences and ellipses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Polarizing Sci-Fi horror film in the shape of an arthouse movie. Repetitive and slow at first, then opening up to the landscape in the more interesting second… 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 strongly atmospheric science fiction with seductive visuals, powerful dissonant music and thought-provoking ideas and meanings about what lies… 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
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