Under the Skin spoilers: A review of the Jonathan Glazer drama starring Scarlett Johansson (AUDIO).

Is Under the Skin Eerily Gripping or a Difficult Bore?

Is Under the Skin Eerily Gripping or a Difficult Bore?

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May 2 2014 3:55 PM

Spoiler Special: Under the Skin

Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin

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On the Spoiler Special podcast, Slate critics discuss movies—and the occasional TV show—in full, spoiler-filled detail. Below, Slate film critic Dana Stevens talks with Slate senior editor Dan Kois about Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer's sci-fi drama starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys upon men in Scotland. Is the challenging film worth staying with until the end, or is it too puzzling for its own good? How does Johansson fare as an actress in the hands of the English filmmaker behind Sexy Beast and Birth?

Listen to them discuss these and other questions below. You can also check out past Spoiler Specials in our archive, and you can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Note: As the title indicates, each installment contains spoilers galore.


Dana Stevens is Slate’s movie critic.

Dan Kois edits and writes for Slate’s human interest and culture departments. He’s the co-author, with Isaac Butler, of The World Only Spins Forward, a history of Angels in America, and is writing a book called How to Be a Family.