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The Skin I Live In

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Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In Blu-ray Review

blu-ray.com
16 February 2012
  • Summary: Our face identifies us. If The Skin I Live In wasn't so elegantly made, it might be mistaken for something far more grotesque, distant from the mainstream, and lacking in taste. But that's not the case. The latest film from acclaimed Director Pedro Almodóvar is a genius piece of filmmaking about righting wrongs: righting the wrongs of nature, of man, and of chance.
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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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Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In

Flicks
29 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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Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In

totalfilm.com
12 December 2011
Overall 8
8.0

The Skin I Live In

totalfilm.com
9 August 2011
Overall 7
6.8
Production 6
6.0
Actors overall 8
8.0
Music 8
8.0

The skin I live in (Blu-ray)

discshop.se
5 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Jag såg Pedro Almodovars The Skin I Live In för fyra dagar sedan och har dragit mig för att recensera filmen ovanligt länge. I vanliga fall recenserar jag samma eller nästföljande dag då jag sett en film. Orsaken just nu är att jag inte fått kläm på huruvida jag anser att filmen är ett mästerverk eller en av Almodovars mest intetsägande filmer. Jag lutar starkt åt det senare trots att kritiken allmänt har varit nästintill lysande.
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Overall 8
8.3

Besatt av ytans skönhet

svd.se
1 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Var bor identiteten? Vem avgör ytterst vem du själv egentligen är? Och vad betyder faktiskt ordet själv i uttrycket ”du själv”? Pedro Almodóvar tar dessa frågor till utgångspunkt för en höggradigt självsvåldig upptäcktsfärd genom dunkla och gåtfulla regioner med kraftig anknytning till heta ämnen som sex, kön, våld och transhumanism.
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