Skin’s finale does wrap everything up a bit too easily, resorting to somewhat-jarring sentimentality. Comparisons to Tony Kaye’s American History X and Henry Bean’s The Believer are inevitable. It may tread familiar territory, but Skin does so with relentless energy, confidence, and passion. I can’t wait to see what Nattiv has in store for us next – and for Bell to get under another character’s skin.
Skin (2019) Written and Directed by Guy Nattiv. Starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Vera Farmiga, Mike Colter, Mary Stuart Masterson, Daniel Henshall, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Jaime Ray Newman.
8 out of 10
"…"...covered in tats, a vehement glare in his eyes gradually morphing into that of vulnerability...""