Mysterious SkinA teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.Genre: DramaCountry: United StatesDuration: 105 minQuality: HDRelease: 2004IMDb: 7.6
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Directors of "Mysterious Skin"Gregg ArakiBirthdate: 17 December 1959, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Mysterious Skin"Gregg ArakiBirthdate: 17 December 1959, Los Angeles, California, USAScott HeimBirthdate: 26 September 1966, Hutchinson, Kansas, USA
Critic Reviews of "Mysterious Skin"Miami HeraldJuly 29, 2005
Gone is the gloomy nihilism of The Doom Generation and The Living End, replaced by a melancholy, but hopeful, affection toward people with the capacity to overcome tremendous psychological trauma.Detroit Free PressJuly 22, 2005
Araki's best film in a long time.Arizona RepublicJuly 21, 2005
The audience has gotten the point roughly 90 minutes before the characters do.Philadelphia InquirerJuly 21, 2005
Manages to deal with its raw, awful subject matter in ways that are both challenging and illuminating.Dallas Morning NewsJuly 01, 2005
This is a challenging and ultimately moving film that deserves to find a like-minded audience.Boston GlobeJune 24, 2005
The usual Araki elements are here (hustlers, rebels, uproar, the absurd), but now he appears to be working with focus and compassion.Bangkok PostMay 11, 2016
Like most good films, this one demands something from you, not just you from it. Some may run for cover, or for the exit, but those who stick around this strange and rich film will be sent out floating.The DissolveMarch 17, 2014
[...] For a movie about something as painful as child sexual abuse, Mysterious Skin doesn't repel. There's an allure to the images, which are as carefully posed and framed as figures in a softly illuminated dollhouse.Blu-ray.comMarch 07, 2014
Contains a few flat notes of community participation, but Araki locates all the necessary surges of hopelessness and misguided desire, ending victorious in his quest to adapt Scott Heim's provocative novel.Empire Magazine AustralasiaNovember 07, 2012
By exploring the taboo topic of paedophilia in a humanist manner that avoids sensationalising or heavy-handed verdicts, Araki's eloquent, sensitive film actually presents an indictment far stronger than any moral grandstander ever could.Cinema WriterAugust 21, 2010
a bizarre, beguiling coming-of-age dramaOld School ReviewsSeptember 15, 2009
treads harrowing ground without falling into the pit of cliché
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