American Skin (2019)

R   |    |  Drama

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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 (2019)
  • Kay Madsen and Nate Parker in American Skin (2019)
  • American Skin (2019)
  • American Skin (2019)
  • Nate Parker in American Skin (2019)
  • Milauna Jackson and Nate Parker in American Skin (2019)

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13 May 2021 | Top_Dawg_Critic
| Adequately produced, long winded, but very powerful.
Actor Nate Parker dabbles as a newb filmmaker writing and directing this story, as well as starring in it. It wasn't by any means a top-tier production, but considering he wore many hats with this film, it was still a pleasant viewing experience. His inexperience in directing was a little evident, and his screenplay certainly needed some tweaks, scenes cut shorter, and the pace picked up. But I really liked the format on how he decided to tell the story. The 89 min runtime felt a little longer with the slow pacing, too much preaching, and lots of filler. It could've used more substance, more drama or conflict. Nevertheless, it was very powerful, especially the very end when the news outlets tell their story... literally nailed it. The critics went really hard on this one, nitpicking it too much. Was it a great production? Not even close. Does it need to be seen? Absolutely, and it will still entertain. A solid 7/10 from me.

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Release Date:

15 January 2021



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Opening Weekend USA:

$46,410 17 January 2021

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