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American Skin (2019)



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Critic Reviews for American Skin

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (6)

"American Skin" is a jagged symphony of false notes, each one struck with a sledgehammer.

September 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A self-serving call to action that tries to hide its basic incompetence behind a veil of righteous fury.

September 3, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

So clotted, so strident and so thickly cloaked in self-pity that its impassioned story risks becoming worryingly self-serving.

September 1, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a good movie: tense, bold, angry, empathetic, provocative, observant, morally engaged. And also, to be honest, a trifle gimmicky. Yet that's tied to its power as a racially charged, socially urgent gut-punch drama.

September 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The film becomes a series of familiar character types all getting their turn to talk.

September 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A clunky, heavy-handed film that takes a pressing contemporary issue and flattens it under two genres the writer-director seems ill-equipped to handle - the mockumentary and the courtroom drama.

September 1, 2019 | Full Review…

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