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Friday 6 May 2005, by Webmaster
Featured Critic critic_name A.O. Scott New York Times 5/5 Mysterious Skin is infused with remarkable tenderness and beauty.
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’3/5’ "Mysterious Skin makes Midnight Cowboy look tame in comparison."
"Gregg Araki? More like Gregg Hack-raki."
3/5 "By the end of Mysterious Skin, I felt physically exhausted but I also felt satisfied at the way it all falls into place."
B+ "Dramatically shows how some victims of sexual abuse are affected."
3.5/4 "Pop iconography typically signifies the alienation of Araki’s characters from the world, but in Mysterious Skin it ushers in their salvation."
3/5 "Reveals the pain and suffering wrought by sex offenders who prey upon children. "
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4/4 "This thoughtful, troubling drama is leagues above the sensationalistic stuff Araki peddled in earlier films."
2/4 "...the whole thing just feels flat somehow."
B- "After several disappointments, Araki is on terra ferma with Mysterious Skin,another study of of youth anomie, a theme explored in his previous, more personal films."
2.5/5 "Undermined by a startling change in tone a quarter of the way through the narrative."
B "Araki has continued to turn out fringe films...to diminishing results...his first adaptation of a novel...is a serious, if somewhat flawed, return to form. "
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"Mysterious Skin is infused with remarkable tenderness and beauty."
"Gregg Araki delivers his most challenging and arguably most mature film."
"As a filmmaker, Araki, always brash, has rarely been so confident, creating a shimmering mood that allows for multiple shifts in perspective and register."
4/4 "Araki has put a protective, shimmering patina on a story of abuse and emotional dissonance and the result is an otherworldly, painfully honest movie."
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