In My Skin

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  • Summary: A haunting and riveting exploration of the human body as a boundary -- and a battleground -- between the individual and the often unreachable world outside. (Wellspring Media)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. 90
    Without deploying reductive backstory or simplistic psychology, this fearless movie -- easily the year's best debut feature -- illuminates Esther's pathology as an extreme response to the mind-body split.
  2. As unrelenting an exploration of isolation and dissociation as Roman Polanski's "Repulsion."
  3. 80
    Makes heavy demands of even jaded viewers, who are unlikely to stomach de Van's anatomical noodling from the same curious distance. But for the brave, the film's literal journey to find the "I" inside the body moves forward with a riveting single-mindedness.
  4. As psychological drama, In My Skin falls short. But as pure horror, it's unforgettable.
  5. 70
    A truly trangressive film as unsettling as it is psychologically acute.
  6. Even aside from the metaphorical aspect, this may be the first movie to give a precise sense of what drives people who self-mutilate.

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