• Released
  • October 14, 2011
  • (Limited 10/14)
  • R , 1 hr 57 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Drama
  • 86 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A plastic surgeon (Antonio Banderas) keeps a woman (Elena Anaya) locked away in his lavish mansion.

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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Ultimately an original film that forces us, time and again, to reconsider what we think we've just seen, and what we're sure we feel - not...
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Even when the film's frigid elegance, perfectly captured by cinematographer José Luis Alcaine, becomes off-puttingly clinical, Almodóvar's...
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88

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
By the end of the movie, when all your questions have been answered, you're left with the exhilarating high of having been manipulated by a...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Allusions to "Vertigo," "Rebecca," and Georges Franju's great 1960 French horror movie "Eyes Without a Face" are intentional: The Skin I...
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Skin I Live in is Almodóvar reaching back to his sickest, kinkiest self, and it's nice to see him trying to luxuriate in sleaze again.
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75

Movieline

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Aside from his usual bold color schemes, Almodóvar has managed a remarkably restrained telling of what's in essence a sci-fi psychosexual...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Pedro Almodóvar is one of the few filmmakers with the ability to infuse the screen with his own consciousness, and to see The Skin I Live...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
As coldly calculating and infuriating as it can be, the film and its production design are stunning. But characters' actions and...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Almodovar makes some missteps in his icky mélange of melodrama and mischief, but the end result is playfully devious.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Like many lab experiments, this melodramatic hybrid makes for an unstable fusion. Only someone as talented as Almodóvar could have mixed...
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Rated R | For sexual assault, language, strong sexuality, drug use, disturbing violent content and graphic nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Bizarre Almodovar drama is far too intense for kids.
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