Thursday, 11 December 2014

Under the Skin Review

Under the Skin

My Rating: 9/10

"This film appears more experimental when placed among the overcrowded Hollywood releases. But the big lead name, Scarlett Johansson means it'll probably be in your face more than others.

Overall it uses it's slow pace well. The whole film, from start to finish is a build up of well written and performed human discovery. 
Not spoiling too much, the main character feels a bit alien... She only knows the basics, enough friendly communication to get what she wants from people. But really, she has no full understanding of how we think and feel. 
It's a bit like bicentennial man, but backwards and about killing people with sex... and those scenes are really scary by the way. 
What stands out is this slow discovery of what it is that makes us human. That is where the film is strong.  
The only reason I've not given this film a higher rating is because for me, personally, the ending was too revealing.

Also, if nothing gets you about this film, then the scene where she discovers she can't enjoy a slice of cake will get you tearing."

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85%

IMDB Rating:6.3/10