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American Skin Reviews

September 3, 2019
"American Skin" is a jagged symphony of false notes, each one struck with a sledgehammer.
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
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 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.
September 1, 2019
The film becomes a series of familiar character types all getting their turn to talk.
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.