Under the Skin
Under the Skin (1998)

Samantha Morton, who soon after this film gained attention for her role in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown, makes an impressive feature debut in first time writer-director Carine Adler's bittersweet saga about a troubled woman's… More

Directed By:
Rated: Unrated
Running Time:
Release Date: May 22, 1998
DVD Release Date: February 12, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

In her feature debut, Adler shapes her film gracefully and elicits a scorching no-holds-barred, totally selfless portrayal from Morton.

Full review…
Elizabeth Weitzman

Although Iris has no idea who she is, Morton is utterly certain, and inhabits her temporarily defeated soul with an ease that knocks you out.

Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

... a raw and occasionally depressing first film with moments of chilling recognition and a remarkable young star.

John Hartl

Morton's Iris keeps going in circles... It's a spooky, movie-dominating performance.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

While Ms. Morton embodies the role with furious intensity and with a raw yet waifish presence that brings both Emily Watson and Claire Danes to mind, Ms. Adler directs the film in ways that live up to its title.

Stephen Farber

Reminds us what it's like to see an actress go to work when she has a juicy role to play.

James Berardinelli

Morton makes Iris real. Every moment she's on screen, the actress forces us to accept Iris as a living, breathing individual.

Full review…
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

It is buoyed by an unflinching performance from newcomer Samantha Morton, a young British actress who is willing to expose not only her body but her inner being as well.

Full review…
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

What makes it watchable is the performance from Samantha Morton, who is riveting.

More reviews for Under the Skin

Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
This film was shown last night on UK TV. Unfortunately I missed the first 20 minutes or so but the rest was so good I feel it is still worth commenting on. The… More