• Under the Skin (2014)

Under the Skin

Release Date: April 4th, 2014

DVD Release Date: July 15th, 2014

R |1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary

Disguising herself as a human female, an extraterrestrial (Scarlett Johansson) drives around Scotland and tries to lure unsuspecting men into her van.

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy McWilliams, Lynsey Taylor Mackay, Dougie McConnell, Kevin McAlinden, Andrew Gorman, Joe Szula, Krystof Hádek

Director: Jonathan Glazer

Genres: Science fiction

Keywords: Relationships, Intense, Brooding, 2010s, Quest, Emotional, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Dan KoisSlate

    Actors aren’t Navy SEALs, I know, but Johansson was, in fact, brave to take on this role: brave in that it’s a sharp left turn from what audiences expect or even like; brave in that she embraced an artistically bold method of building a movie when most other movie stars would have said no thanks to the idea of chatting up random Scotsmen in a van. show more

  • 60
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    More pictorially arresting than intellectually coherent. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Much of this is fascinating, as far as it goes, but it wouldn't go as far as it does into drama were it not for Ms. Johansson's wonderfully strange performance. show more

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Nominated Original Music
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)