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Mysterious Skin

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible yet liberating truth.
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Film Threat by

By the end of Mysterious Skin, I felt physically exhausted but I also felt satisfied at the way it all falls into place.
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Variety by David Rooney

By turns spiky and lyrical, this unsettling drama will be anathema to many audiences, but is bound to be a provocative, talked-about release.
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Village Voice by Dennis Lim

With remarkable directness and composure, it shatters the myth of childhood innocence and the deathless taboo of prepubescent sexuality.
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TV Guide Magazine by Ken Fox

It's an ideal collaboration: A stylish director desperately seeking substance transforms the first, somewhat flat novel of a promising young writer into powerful and brutally honest film about a highly controversial subject.

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