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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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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama

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

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This Movie IS NOT A 4.3 / It's in the John Q vein with different subject matter
15 January 2021 | by paul-lloydburrellSee all my reviews

As I'm writing this review the rating is at a 4.3, that is absolutely ridiculous. I assume the lower ratings are from folks with deep seated issues. It's a unique movie style, and it captures you from the moment it starts. It has a gritty feel similar to a Menace To Society, Boyz in The Hood, or even Set It Off. Even if you don't like the subject matter, there is no way this movie is anything less than a 5 from the most critical reviewer. I've seen WAY worse movies with 6 and 7 ratings. This is a very well made movie and I'm only halfway through it, but had to come here to combat the low ratings which might discourage others from watching. When I initially seen the trailer it looked good, and it is just as good as the trailer depicts. Watch it, because it is powerful and poignant. It's almost a case study of sorts.


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