Under the Skin

Genre:  Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  107 min.
Release Date: May 9, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - May 9, 2014 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal
DVD: July 29, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 2.67
based on 24 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Paul Brannigan

Synopsis

A voracious alien seductress (Scarlett Johansson) arrives on Earth in Scotland and kills a woman in order to take over her body. She scours remote highways and backroads in a white van, looking for male victims. When she finds one, she asks him for directions and goes on to find out more about them. If they don't have family and they accept her offer of a lift, she takes them to a remote house, where they assume they're going to have sex.

She strips as she walks across an endless black mass, and as they follow, instead of walking across it, they sink down into the gooey mass and disappear. Seemingly compassionless, not even stopping to help a baby who's just lost his parents, she begins studying people and learns that they can be supportive and helpful – if you fall they will help you up; if you are drowning they will rush to your rescue. However, together with the good traits in people, she’ll also learn about violence and barbarity.

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Nick Wechsler, James Wilson
Screenplay: Walter Campbell, Jonathan Glazer
Official Site: UndertheSkinMovie.com

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  • 4 stars "This was a fun movie. A tad bit creepy, thought provoking, and pretty entertaining. Had a good ending."
  • 5 stars "DO NOT LISTEN TO NEGATIVE REVIEWS - this piece of art is about YOU thinking; there's no dialogue, there's an incredibly well told story with traumatic, profound, and eerily unsettling themes. WATCH what is going on - this is what speaks in this film. I've never seen a movie like this; it's incredible the way the medium has been warped, so beautifully, so uniquely. WATCH THIS FILM. You will never look at Scarlett the same way again..."
  • 1 star "Horrible movie...the only reason to watch this flick, if you wanna se Scarlett Johannson naked."