Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Darcie Stevens
    89
    Second Skin might just be the most accurate and entertaining glimpse of the economy and psychology of technology since Tron.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    The human dramas of individual gamers are what really make this technically polished documentary so fascinating and potentially commercial.
  3. Reviewed by: Michael Soucy
    75
    An excellent human-interest documentary that unlike so many others has a genuine appeal beyond someone already interested in the subject matter.
  4. Reviewed by: Don R. Lewis
    70
    Second Skin is pretty interesting fare. The film delves into some insane outsourcing to China that gamers are involved with as well as the effect the games can have both positively and negatively.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    70
    Entertaining portrait.
  6. Reviewed by: Joel Brown
    50
    This is a well-made film that will seem revelatory to moviegoers unfamiliar with the huge, worldwide gaming culture. They’re going to be pretty hard to find, however.
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  1. NickD
    Aug 20, 2009
    10
    Finally a movie about gamers that doesn't portray them as freaks and geeks. The Indiana Boys' bromance is hilarious, and it balances out other moments that are heartbreaking and uplifting. The sections on gold farming and disabled gamers are fascinating. Highly recommended! Full Review »