Under the Skin

Under the Skin

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Average of 181 ratings: 2.6 Stars

2013 M Contains horror, violence and nudity.

Jonathan Glazer's atmospheric, visually arresting abstraction stars Scarlett Johansson as a seductive alien who prowls the streets of Glasgow in search of prey: unsuspecting men who fall under her spell, only to be consumed by a strange liquid pool.

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103 minutes

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1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

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1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English audio descriptive
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1; English audio descriptive

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4.5 by Ganny01

Unsettling with a fantastic score. This take on our world through an alien eye is really effective, well done Glazer, well done.

1 by mrplod

This is Sci fi at its worse. Johansson should stick to whatever else she does Very rarely does this form of sci fi work and this is one that does not.

1.5 by Edenhouse

A brave attempt at an arty science fiction that didn't really work for me. The pace was glacially slow. There were frequent drawn out pauses, presumably for atmospheric effect. The plot was too esoteric... Read more

2 by Rusty01

I have never been a big Scarlett Johansson fan but no one can deny her sublime skills as an actress. Just as well, because without them, I would have struggled to last the distance. Throughout I was... Read more

3 by addy

Michel Faber is a strange man, and he writes mostly strange books. But this film is a cult hit, so it's worth thinking about. But if you're watching this to get a glimpse of Scarlett Johanssen with... Read more

4 by blai

Nothing wrong with this film, better without music at start, if it hadn't diverted could have been awesome but i plead ignorance, this was out for ages so um scarlett anyone and whats with 'art' and... Read more

1.5 by Wildheart

Ummmm.... what the heck was that all about? Apparently this was one of the top films of last year but I fail to see how.

2.5 by ILikeFilm

A difficult film. Not a lot happens, little dialogue. What some might have missed, is that the during the film, the murderous central character learns compassion.

Brave role for Johansson to take... Read more

1 by kannyyoung

The only thing that keep me watching to the end was scarlert nude scenes..otherwise would be a total waste.

From IMDB website, the reviews were extreme (either around 1 or 5).

Think people... Read more

1 by peli

One star because of the divine Scarlett J. Otherwise a total waste of time. I only watched to the end because it was short(ish) at 96 minutes and as one of the other reviewers said, I kept expecting... Read more