Movies: What is Your Opinion on "Under the Skin"?

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  1. Trap Jesus

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    Pretty random question, but was curious to see what HF thought of one of the most divisive films in recent years.

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    It has some very artistic moments. It's mysterious. I disliked the ending.

    Overall it's good, but not anywhere near as good as Sexy Beast. I've haven't checked out Birth yet.
     
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    Much like Scarlett Johansson herself. Pretty, but overrated.
     
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    Thought it was fantastic - one of my favorites from that year.
     
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    Voted "Great." The ending's a little anti-cilmactic but suits the ambiguity of the film. I love how the movie completely trusts its visuals to tell the story and doesn't spoon feed the audience, very Kubrickian. I'm really looking forward to Glazer's next film.
     
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    intriguing and disturbing. I've asked people if they watched so I can discuss but this was years ago.
     
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    Thought it was great. The soundtrack by Mica Levi was fantastic
     
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    In retrospect Under the Skin was one of the best English-language films of 2013. Gave it a "7" when I first saw it, but I'd boost that up a notch now to an "8." I thought that it seemed original, creepy, sexy, and stylish and that the role was perfect for Johansson because it turned her limitations as an actress (problems sometimes with emotions, engagement and certain kinds of line readings) into a plus for the role.
     
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    far crazier then I expected
     
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    It was good, but I hated the ending.

    Still tho, big ups for trying something new.
     
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    It was a long time ago so I don't remember all of it. Basically she was starting to become too connected with humans, forgetting what she was? The guy on the motorcycle was with her and collecting people but something happened to him.

    I remember it ending brutally after somebody attempted to have sex with her. There were all those strange scenes too... I'll have to re-watch..
     
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    Alright, but not good enough that I decided to spend any time thinking about it afterwards.
     
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    Fantastic. Haunting, horrifying, sad. Images and sounds still stick with me. Amazing use of Scarlett Johanssen. Can't imagine any one else in this role. Not only my favorite movie the year it came out, but one of the best of the past decade.
     
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    I'm watching it right now. I'll update this post when something interesting happens.
     

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