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American Skin Reviews

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September 3, 2019
A self-serving call to action that tries to hide its basic incompetence behind a veil of righteous fury.
Full Review | Original Score: D
September 1, 2019
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 4, 2019
Infuriatingly manipulative and insufferably preachy, "American Skin" examines the cultural issues tearing apart our nation and reduces them to cheap theatrics.
September 1, 2019
The film becomes a series of familiar character types all getting their turn to talk.
September 1, 2019
So clotted, so strident and so thickly cloaked in self-pity that its impassioned story risks becoming worryingly self-serving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 3, 2019
"American Skin" is a jagged symphony of false notes, each one struck with a sledgehammer.
September 1, 2019
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.
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