Very Powerful and No happy ending
Anthony from Dublin, 12 Jul 2007
This is an emotional rollercoaster dealing with the subject of child abuse and its effects on 2 teens in particular who deal with it in totally different ways. You quickly identify and sympathise with both of the leads even though their chosen (or appointed) life paths are totally different. For once the yanks avoided the temptation for a happy ending instead leaving a ? mark hanging. Be warned, there is a nasty violent scene towards the end and it is quite distressing to some people.
Ciaran from Dublin, 24 Sep 2008
A case study of abuse and its effects on the abused, Mysterious Skin is not for the faint-hearted. The opening third is very difficult viewing but it does ease off for the most part after that. The performances can't be faulted but your view of this will mostly depend on your ability to watch a movie with dark themes and graphic abuse so be warned.
Daire from Louth, 13 Dec 2008
This is quite disturbing in parts and reminds me of 'A Home at the End of the World' and 'C.R.AZ.Y.'. So if you liked them, you'll like this I guess. And Gordon Levitt is excellent once more.
something there, but not really worth watching
Frank from Cork, 29 Jun 2009
This film had potential, but never quite realised it.
Couldn't recommend it, but will admit it had *something*.