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American Skin (2021)


A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.

American Skin (2021)

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Released Year: 2021
Runtime: 90 minutes
Genre: Drama
Directors: Nate Parker
Writers: Nate Parker

Storyline


A Marine veteran working as a school janitor tries to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed by a police officer found innocent without standing trial, he takes matters into his own hands.

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Reviews


70
Variety - Owen Gleiberman
It’s a good movie: tense, bold, angry, empathetic, provocative, observant, morally engaged. And also, to be honest, a trifle gimmicky.
55
CNN - Brian Lowry
American Skin is worth seeing, for the issues Parker seeks to address, even if it only partially works in leaving a mark.
40
The Guardian - Xan Brooks
No one in real life speaks the way they do in this film. No genuine drama is this crudely ordered drama, with its telegraphed turnabouts and conveniently-placed confessions, all building to a stage-managed plea for tolerance and unity.
30
The Hollywood Reporter - David Rooney
Well-intentioned but heavy-handed ... To be fair, while Parker's film lacks finesse and the writing too readily slides into bullet-point didacticism and self-righteous speechifying, it does go to some lengths to give both sides a voice, even if it inevitably stacks the deck.
30
The New York Times - Nicolas Rapold
Instead of lending immediacy, the padded-out documentary conceit only spotlights the stiltedness, and Parker falls short of building credible drama out of urgent issues.

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