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The Skin I Live In
7.8 out of 10

The Skin I Live In

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Movie overall 7
7.0

Loss. Obsession. Madness.

bwdowiak, blu-ray.com
11 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Pedro Almodóvar's macabre tale bears many thematic similarities to Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo." The director's oft-explored themes of sexuality and gender identity are added to the mix to create a style that is uniquely and unmistakably 'Almodóvar.
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Overall 8
8.0

Gorgeous film

mrbens, play.com
5 March 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 8
8.0

Who are we?

stuartfear, play.com
5 March 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 8
8.0

black fairy tale with a twist

Deb, Flicks
22 February 2012
  • 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

Excellent and Disturbing

CBwood, Flicks
22 February 2012
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant

Spider, Flicks
22 February 2012
  • 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

My kind of Horror

Roger_Bilson, Flicks
22 February 2012
  • 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 8
8.0

Strange, yet compelling

Dan-Thompson1, Flicks
22 February 2012
  • 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

The Skin I Live In

Patrik, cdon.se
6 March 2013