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Skin could stand to go a bit deeper below its surface, but a worthy story and a committed performance from Jamie Bell make this timely drama well worth a watch.



Total Count: 71


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A white supremacist reforms his life after falling in love but saying goodbye to his skinhead life isn't a clean process. He must betray his former gang and work alongside the FBI in order to remove the body ink that has represented his identity for so long, as well as the burden of the gang's crimes he has carried.


Jamie Bell
as Bryon Widner
Danielle MacDonald
as Julie Price
Bill Camp
as Fred "Hammer" Krager
Mary Stuart Masterson
as Agent Jackie Marks
Vera Farmiga
as Shareen Krager
Mike Colter
as Daryle Lamont Jenkins
Ari Barkan
as Adrian "Bulldog" Crow
Michael Villar
as Jeremy Robbins
Sean Cullen (II)
as Dr. Bruce Shack
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Critic Reviews for Skin

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (55) | Rotten (16)

  • This film's saved by the Bell. But only just.

    Sep 28, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The actor does his best with a threadbare character.

    Sep 28, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Jamie Bell's tough performance carries this forthright, earnest, if limited drama...

    Sep 27, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • "Skin" is a superficial and disappointing look at a person, a topic, and an organization that deserve a better, more nuanced portrayal than what Nattiv delivers. This is why "Skin" is so enraging. It can only be hate-watched.

    Jul 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Skin is the amazing story of a man who went to extreme measures to change, on the outside and within his heart.

    Jul 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Bell gets the opportunity to show huge emotional and physical range here, and even when the script turns a bit melodramatic toward the end, he provides a secure through-line.

    Jul 26, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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