Under the Skin (2013)
iMDB Rating: 7.2
IMDB Review Count : 9
Date Released : 14 March 2014
Genre : Sci-Fi
Stars : Scarlett Johansson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Paul Brannigan, Joe Szula
Movie Director : Jonathan Glazer
Movie Writer : Walter Campbell, Michel Faber
An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.
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Under the Skin (2013) Review :
Tedious. Thoughtless. Empty. A failure in all ways.
I never thought I would see a movie worse than Highlander 2, but now I have. Under the Skin has about enough material for a 10 minute short. This is stretched into a 107 minute trial of tedium. It's strange: in some ways, this movie reminds me of Gerry, a film I love. For me, though, a film needs either or both an arc of plot, like an action movie, or the arc of an emotional journey. But something needs to happen. Ultimately, the film is just empty. There are one or two not quite interesting ideas in it which are never explored, just repeated as if they were afraid we wouldn't get them the first time.
I think this movie will appeal to a certain kind of person, though. It will appeal to someone who likes to make up their own movie as they're watching. It will also appeal to someone who has seen so many films that only a movies novelty matters. I am not yet jaded enough to like it.