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The Skin I Live In
7.8 out of 10

The Skin I Live In

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Overall 8
8.0

Who are we?

stuartfear, play.com
16 July 2012
  • Conclusion: The beginning of the movie I really didn't know what was going on, it was hard to know exactly what the characters were doing, who they were and why anything was happening. As the plot thickens all becomes apparent and rather shocking.
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Overall 10
10

Weird but wonderful

Bradstockboy, play.com
20 March 2012
  • Conclusion: Not for the feint hearted, but full of twists and turns throughout, and a truly original plot makes this a future classic. The filming is beautiful, and the acting top rate. Saw this at the cinema with three friends, and it is true to say that I was the only one that came out having enjoyed...
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Overall 8
8.0

Gorgeous film

mrbens, play.com
17 February 2012
  • Conclusion: I'd just like to counter-balance the 1 star review (nothing wrong with not liking it or having a different oppinion) by saying I really enjoyed it. Excellent sick and twisted story of a psycho plastic surgeon. Gorgeously directed by Pedro Almodovar.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dreadful Tosh!

Kinematoscope, play.com
15 February 2012
  • Conclusion: This is without any shadow of a doubt one of the most pointless cinema experiences of my life. The plot is dreadful nonsense with the time-frames twisted inside out in what I can only think is a desperate effort to make it interesting, .... it fails! The characters are one dimensional & paper thin.
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Overall 8
8.0

black fairy tale with a twist

Deb, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: The trailer had me expecting Silence of the Lambs meets Frankenstein and I wasn't thinking I'd enjoy it. The Spanish setting, culture and architecture transport a kiwi viewer and allows belief to be suspended for this black fairy tale.
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Overall 8
8.0

Strange, yet compelling

Dan-Thompson1, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: With 'The Skin I Live In' Almodovar is clearly looking to shock and disturb his audience. In fact the film is strongly reminiscent of Kim Ki-duk's best works. Banderas is fantastic as the brooding doctor, whilst Anaya is a knockout.
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Overall 8
8.0

My kind of Horror

Roger_Bilson, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: I've read references to Hitchcock and Vincent Price regarding the films tone and characters which I think is bang on. The lines the story takes are at times equally hilarious and horrifying.
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Overall 6
6.0

Weird and creepy.

smiles91, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: I hadn't seen any of Almodovar's previous films, so wasn't sure what to really expect. I'd read up on the movie online to get a brief overview beforehand, so had a basic idea of the premise of the movie. A friend overseas had seen it and told me it gave her nightmares.
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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant

Spider, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: Beautifully put together. I loved it and will definitely look out for more of his films.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent and Disturbing

CBwood, Flicks
4 December 2011
  • Summary: Almodovar's expert craftsmanship of "The Skin I Live In" is parallel his central character's mastery of the art of skin surgery. At once engaging and fluid the narrative never becomes laborious or difficult.
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