• Released
  • April 4, 2014
  • (NY, LA; 4/11 everywhere)
  • R , 1 hr 48 min
  • Science Fiction
    Psychological Sci-Fi
100

The Guardian

By Xan Brooks
Under the Skin is perhaps best viewed as an icy parable of love, sex and loneliness.
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100

Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Throughout, what truly matters to director Jonathan Glazer is articulating through visual and aural enticement the unconscious power of our death drive.
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100

Time Out London

By Dave Calhoun
It’s an intoxicating marvel, strange and sublime: it combines sci-fi ideas, gloriously unusual special effects and a sharp atmosphere of horror.
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100

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
Glazer’s astonishing film takes you to a place where the everyday becomes suddenly strange, and fear and seduction become one and the same.
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100

Total Film

By Andrew Lowry
You may not be sure what you've seen, but you've sure seen something. With neither a petticoat nor a wideboy in sight, this is one of the most original and exciting British movies in some time.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Weird. Brilliant. Stunning. Under the Skin is by far the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014.
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100

RogerEbert.com

By Matt Zoller Seitz
A brilliant science fiction movie — more of an "experience" than a traditional story, with plenty to say about gender roles, sexism and the power of lust?
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
What’s under the film’s surface is intriguing enough, but it’s the surface itself that holds you in a dark trance. A portrait of alienation filmed from the alien’s point of view — or is it just a woman’s? — the movie’s a cinematic Rubik’s Cube that snaps together surprisingly easily, yet whose larger meanings remain tantalizingly out of reach.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It's as existential as a sci-fi/horror film can possibly be. It requires that the viewer slip into a meditative mood and remain there for more than 90 minutes.
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40

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Glazer has always been longer on atmosphere and uncanny moods than on narrative, but the fatal flaw of Under the Skin isn’t that not much happens; it’s that what does happen isn’t all that interesting.
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78 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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