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7.9 out of 10

The Skin I Live In

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Overall 9
9.0
Actors overall 9
9.3
Audio 9
9.0
Extras 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
25 February 2012
Overall 8
8.0
Movie overall 9
9.0
Extras 5
5.0

The Skin I Live In (2011)

blu-ray.com
16 February 2012
  • Conclusion: The Skin I Live In is a rare film that's thematically disgusting but visually beautiful, the latter dominating the former and lessening the burden but in no way cheapening the story. If anything, the way Director Pedro Almodóvar has shaped the movie enhances the grotesqueness of the story line without repulsing his audience. It's emotionally disturbing but impossible to see as anything but a wonderful and beautiful film.
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Overall 9
8.5
Movie overall 8
8.0
Audio 10
10
Extras 6
6.0

THE SKIN I LIVE IN - Blu-ray review

moviemet.com
5 February 2012
  • Summary: Although snubbed by the Oscar machine, “The Skin I Live In” is a solid drama-thriller that offers the best contemporary take on the Frankenstein tale that I’ve seen in a long while.
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Overall 9
9.0
Movie overall 10
10
Extras 4
4.0

The Skin I Live In (2011)

blu-ray.com
31 December 2011
  • Conclusion: Very dark, very entertaining and very, very different, Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In is one of the year's best films. Do not read reviews and do not watch trailers, just see it. I guarantee you will have a terrific time with it. Pathe Distribution's presentation of the film is excellent, but I wish there were some good supplemental features on the Blu-ray. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Did you find this review helpful?
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Overall 7
7.0

The Skin I Live In Movie Review

BigPictureBigSound
15 October 2011
  • Summary: "Skin" takes an obsession, warps it with perversion and spins a captivating story around it. It will truly make your skin crawl.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In

Cinema Blend
14 October 2011
  • Excerpt: The Skin I Live In , the new film from writer/director Pedro Almodóvar, is a stunning, mind-bending thriller that takes the concept of revenge and makes you question how far is too far. Beautifully shot and shocking without ever being alienating, the movie effectively entices the audience from the first scene before grabbing them by the throat and taking them on a tour of pure madness. For years Dr.
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Overall 7
7.3

The Skin I Live In

AV Club
13 October 2011
  • Excerpt: With The Skin I Live In , Pedro Almodóvar offers his own mad-scientist hybrid of the body-horror and kinky thriller genres, fusing David Cronenberg with Brian De Palma while keeping plenty of Almodóvar in the mix. Antonio Banderas stars as a superstar plastic surgeon who experiments on new kinds of skin and face transplants, using an abductee as his test subject.
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Review: ‘The Skin I Live In’

Variety
19 May 2011
  • Summary: Pedro Almodovar has spent a career finding the pleasure in perversity, a talent that works both for and against "The Skin I Live In.
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Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In

Flicks
30 January 2012
  • Summary: Perhaps only an auteur of distinguished camp sensibilities like Almodóvar could’ve pulled off something as far-fetched as The Skin I Live In and turned it into a work of uncanny feeling, even if it often goes off the rails and teeters on the edge of absurdity, and not to mention downright, misogyny-pandering trash.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

FILMDUDE
26 December 2011
  • Excerpt: The narrative of "The Skin I Live In" is as intriguing as it is twisted, central to the plot is a contemporary and perverse Frankenstein character. This is an ethically challenging story of an obsessive patriarch, sinister gender control is stirred with psychological intrigue to create a morally unsettling but memorable movie. The nightmarish elements are balanced by the visually sophisticated and vibrant tone presented on screen.
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