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Under the Skin

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sandra

Bleak and sad. Some instances were too many because I began to feel like alright I got it, let's move on. Interesting in others. Scarlett Johansson did a good job, as usual.

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Jeff

Sucked. No real story line just the same ritual repeated over & over The first time was interesting & strange and more than enough. Can quit the movie after that.

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Mike

I enjoyed this sci-fi film, and I thought the acting, scenery, cinematography were all very done. Though I do want to read an explanation of the story line written by someone smarter than myself.

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James

This is one of the best science fiction films ever made.
The idea is familiar, with a non-human feeling human emotions over time, or wanting to become human, but in the end they cannot be human because they are something else.
The thing that sets this apart, and the reason you see ...Read more

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Krysia

4 Stars: They're goal is not trying to become human-read the book-it's much worse than you think. The movie doesn't begin to tell the story-it's sanitized. Still I give it 4 stars.

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James

Made by film students for film students to win awards at festivals attended by film students. Scarlett Johnson in blackface! Will she be forced to resign?

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Joel

what are you talking about..?

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Zachary

huh?

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James

I am getting bored with indie films that use characters' extreme flat affect as a way to establish an unsettling mood. Stories without emotion just aren't interesting, so all you're left with is a procedural plot that you can't actually invest in. Watching movies like this is like reading a ...Read more

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chloe

My sentiments, exactly. Well said.

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sean

love it

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Virginia

If your in the mood for dark, tense, subtle, weird and grotesque you'll like it. A nice change from comic book movies.

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Eric Lane

'Under the Skin' is a fantastically haunting, complex and profound book. This movie looks like it was made by someone who read the book jacket flap in a bookstore and said, 'Okay, got it' and then filled in all the gaps with Scarlett Johansson walking and driving around looking all pouty. ...Read more

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Eddie

I agree with K

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OL

look at all the lonely people

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Tamara

This is a raw film, beautiful to watch. The pace is rather slow to start, but as you get into it, it's intriguing and haunting. I think it would be worthwhile to watch again. I am curious about Scarlett Johansson's character. She seems to represent extremes of sexual fantasy, a sort of ...Read more

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K

Dull, redundant, and not very creative.

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Alan

Cool. I liked the chilly, aloof, mysterious quality of the film. Interesting choice for Johansson, who can surely stick with safer, more mainstream fare at this point in her career. If you need explanations, check out the novel, in which the character is not beautiful, but nonetheless ...Read more

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James

Very hoaky and unsatisfying plot.

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Kate

(see below)

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Frank Sherman

Scarlet does another hatrick with Under the Skin. Fr*cking creepy and mysterious. But also comedic. Her balance has always been the reason I stuck with her career. YES

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Felix

I am 50 minutes into this art school project and so far it is just Scarlett driving around town and chatting up pedestrians. Not interesting chats, more like, "Do you know how to get to the highway?" asked repeatedly. They did spice it up with one special effects shot and some full-frontal ...Read more

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Charles

I found this movie hard to get for the first ten minutes. However, it has Scarlett Johansson in it. It became interesting as the movie played on. The photography was pretty good. The editing was too. The plot was a dance macabre.

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Shelley

This movie is slow to start. It gets interesting after 25 minutes. This is a visual movie 90% of the time.

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Jeff

Music video director makes film.

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joanne

Very weird ! A very haunting film showing a female alien specie alluring male humans to their death so the male of their specie can use the human body forms to disguise themselves. The irony is the female alien while in her own body suit begins to take on human emotions, feelings and ...Read more

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Janice

Thanks for giving away the plot, SPOILER!

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Caleigh

I love art films. But if you put a rather plain actress in the lead instead of Ms Johannsen this would be a rather long pointless student film. And any sort of female empowerment message is belied by the real protagonist being the man who made/monitors/controls her character.

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Kate

I agree that that the female alien protagonist acts as a cipher or foil for others, whether it's the director or for the (male) viewer. Yet, a protagonist doesn't have to be beautiful to be interesting. In fact, the 2018 fantasy thriller Border, directed by Ali Abbasi, is so great in part due ...Read more

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Denise

Too weird for me.