Top 500
Up 492 this week

Under the Skin (I) (2013)

R  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  14 March 2014 (UK)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 72,583 users   Metascore: 78/100
Reviews: 573 user | 435 critic | 42 from

A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


Celebrate IMDb's 25th Anniversary with Photos We Love

IMDb turns 25 on October 17! To celebrate, we put together a gallery of some of our favorite movie, TV, and event photos from the last 25 years.

See the Photos We Love

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 20 Jul 2014
a list of 27 titles
created 16 Aug 2014
a list of 37 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 46 titles
created 9 months ago
a list of 46 titles
created 3 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Under the Skin" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Under the Skin (2013)

Under the Skin (2013) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Under the Skin.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 23 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Enemy (2013)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon
The Double (2013)
Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women.

Director: Richard Ayoade
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

Director: Shane Carruth
Stars: Amy Seimetz, Frank Mosley, Shane Carruth
Blue Ruin (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.

Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Stars: Macon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

Director: Terrence Malick
Stars: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman
Inherent Vice (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
Her (2013)
Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson
Locke (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his carefully cultivated existence.

Director: Steven Knight
Stars: Tom Hardy, Olivia Colman, Ruth Wilson
The Master (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams
Sexy Beast (2000)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

Director: Jonathan Glazer
Stars: Ray Winstone, Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm


Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy McWilliams ...
The Bad Man
Lynsey Taylor Mackay ...
The Dead Woman
Dougie McConnell ...
Pick-Up Man
Kevin McAlinden ...
First Victim
D. Meade ...
Leering Man
Andrew Gorman ...
Second Victim
Joe Szula
Krystof Hádek ...
The Swimmer (as Krystof Hadek)
Roy Armstrong ...
Father at Beach
Alison Chand ...
Mother at Beach
Ben Mills
Oscar Mills
Lee Fanning


A female drives a van through the roads and streets of Scotland seducing lonely men. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for graphic nudity, sexual content, some violence and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:

| |  »


| |


Release Date:

14 March 2014 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Pod kožom  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$133,154 (USA) (4 April 2014)


$2,605,039 (USA) (1 August 2014)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


One of the locations where Under the Skin was filmed was in the Robert Street area of Port Glasgow. (Where the second victim is lured). Filming had to be delayed for a number of days as there was a real life murder in the next street prior to filming and the Police had cordoned the area off. See more »


Laura parks the van beside the fogged road and is then shown walking away from inside the cab. Though she is walking away in extremely dense fog, the driver's wing mirror (which remains in shot) shows that there is no fog to the rear the van. See more »


[first lines]
Female Voice: [with a mechanical buzz over shadowy morphing orbs] T- D, S- Z- Th, B- T- V, H- T- D- K- G, S- Z- P- B, Ba-Ba- T- T, K- Kuh- Ch, Th- V- Th, Zzz- Sss- Bzz- Ch, B-B-Buh- V-V-Vuh, G-G-Guh D-D-Duh.
Female Voice: [now over a shiney white torus, slowly morphing] B-B-Buh- B-B-Buh, B-B-Beh, B-B-Beh, Bah, N-N-Nuh- N-N-Nuh, N-N-Nuh- No. N-N-Nuh, F- Feel- Field, Fill- Filled- Filts, Foil- Failed- Fell, Felds- Pill- Pills, Pall- Nall.
Female Voice: [now over a watery chestnut-brown eye] Foal- Foals, Fold- Fold, Pool- Pool, ...
See more »

Crazy Credits

None of the characters are named in the closing credits: the cast-list is only a list of actors' names. See more »


Featured in Film 2015: Episode dated 5 March 2014 (2014) See more »


Real Gone Kid
Performed by Deacon Blue
Written by Ricky Ross
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The non-spoiler trailers represents this wonderful movie perfectly
9 August 2014 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Did any of the 100+ 'one star' 'worst film ever' reviewers see the trailer for 'Under the Skin'? If they had, they would have known exactly what they were in for. I'm just guessing that the prospect of seeing Scarlett Johansson naked had many of them them throw caution into the wind. And then they felt cheated. Serves them right.

The trailer perfectly captures the mood of this film, without giving anything away. Distancing, cold, slow, with a continuous sense of doom, terrifying, but also heartbreaking. Some scenes (on the beach, the last passenger, the two guys) will stay with me forever.

An amazing performance by Scarlett Johansson, who was given very little dialogue and had to act non-verbally for most of the running time. Superb soundtrack, editing, and cinematography. It takes some effort to keep up and fill in the blanks (an easy film this is not), but the rewards are ample. But please, see the trailer first.

55 of 90 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shown on Film4 without adverts - Kudos. svenrufus
this movie sucked and scarlett has a giant ass crusty50
I haven't seen any thread comparing this to The Man Who Fell To Earth... benettfreeman
Only rated 6.3!!! terrytsilvester
Scottish accents russa03
Why can't you accept that some people don't like these types of movies? AidanTurner
Discuss Under the Skin (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: