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American Skin (2019)

R | | Drama | 2021 (USA)
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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.

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Nate Parker

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Nate Parker
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Credited cast:
Omari Hardwick ... Omar 'Derwood' Scott
Theo Rossi ... Officer Dominic Reyes
Beau Knapp ... Officer Mike Randall
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jahir Acosta Jahir Acosta ... Nadir
Allius Barnes ... Jayden
Hunter Bodine ... Officer Dell
Wolfgang Bodison ... Captain Eugene Morris
Dominic Bogart
Dylan James Boland ... Swat Operator
Serene Branson ... Reporter
Markina Brown ... News Anchor
James C. Burns ... Chief Russell Mosier
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Bernice
Sierra Capri ... Kai
Carl Collanus Carl Collanus ... Police Officer
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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.

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Justice is finally on trial.

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Rated R for language throughout and some violence | See all certifications »

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Solid film about American Racism
16 January 2021 | by ayojerkinskaregaSee all my reviews

Production: Solid script, realistic but kind of preachy. Also some plot holes and questionable story choices. It is difficult to write in depth with systematic racism and police brutality, in a filmatic experience, that being said, solid writing. Decent sets, good enough to make the film believable. Solid editing, I wished they put subtitles on the Spanish speaking parts. 6/10. On screen: Good acting from Nate Parker, solid acting from the rest of the cast. At times, there were questionable decisions made by the actors, but I believe this is because of the writing. Some of the other actors' performances were either over the top or underperforming which is unbelievable. Solid cinematography. 6/10. Content/Impact: This is the dialog that is needed to talk about police brutality, mass incarceration, and racism. It's sad that movies like this one and others need to be made to show to racist, especially ones with power, that we black people are human beings and that we deserve equality. Also, the powerful statement at the end of the film about mass media and their carelessness of black lives. I am glad that Nate Parker is still able to make films, because between this and his debut film Birth of a Nation this is a director that has something to say about society and I'm all ears. Lastly, this will create space for other directors of color to be able to create more "radical" films meaning films that make a statement about society and how black and brown people are treated in it. 10/10. Overall: Pretty good film with a fantastic message about racism in America. 7.3/10.


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