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


By studiolitaalbuquerqu
Written September 02, 2014
Staggering Film! Stunning images! Expresses who we are as humans and then some. The beginning sequences of images are mysterious and suspensfull. The transition of her character pins on a scene when she asks "Have you ever touched someone" is what the movie rests on, sensitive and profound. From then on, Scarlett Johanssen's character shifts,her relationship to the earth shifts and who we are as humans when confronted with the other is revealed. This is a film that will surely get under YOUR skin! A must go for those who want to see art film making at its best.
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Go waste your time film

By filmbuzz
Written December 26, 2015
This was one of the strangest films I've seen in a long time--a complete waste of time and money--at least for me. However, if are absolutely thrilled by Scarlet J. and do not want to hear her talk (hardly), but you want to see her as a female alien who drives around Scotland picking up pathetic loser men, who are looking for action but end up walking into oil and dying "artistically," and an alien motor cycle man who follows the female alien around and cleans up her mess. Then consider it. Also, if you want to hear weird piercing music and film shots that you can see at MOMA--but you want to see extended versions of weird post whatever art images in film, then go. Excuse the run on sentences, but this review expresses what I experienced and I should have RUN out of the theatre to get my money back. Utter disappointment. I would not recommend this film to anyone but an esoteric, film school devotee. Go see Hitchcock--that's much better!
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A Thought-Provoking Departure from the Source

By wordgirl24
Written July 28, 2014
Having read the book upon which Under the Skin is based, I was curious to see how the film adaptation would tackle some of the most challenging visual aspects; those looking for a true-to-the-source depiction will be disappointed. However, in honoring the spirit of the text, the director has made some haunting imagistic choices and I believe, succeeded in elevating the primary themes while creating a film that is beautifully disturbing and fodder for contemplation.
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Another reminder of why I should never rely on critic reviews

By Jefarwell
Written July 28, 2014
This movie is neither sublime, transcendent, or interesting. I also hesitate to label it as science fiction and is much more akin to an art installation than a traditional narrative. I found it completely underwhelming and boring. There's virtually no dialogue, even less of a plot and the musical score was a bit like nails on a chalkboard. From the very first frame of the film I thought I was in trouble and I hate that I was right. It doesn't do anything particularly interesting in it's examination of gender roles or seduction either. Mainly because I don't think it 'examines' anything at all. In summation, HATED IT!
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Strangest Movie EVER!

By hsamson75
Written July 28, 2014
My friend both read good reviews on this movie, but both thought it was the absolute strangest, most pointless movie we've ever seen. The synopsis of the movie doesn't cover much as it's so bizarre and out there. It wasn't really bad, but it wasn't good. Just so, so, so strange. I wouldn't recommend seeing this unless you're really a big, huge sci-fi freak because for mainstream moviegoers, it's way way out there.
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