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Skinner

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Skinner

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Traci Lords, Ted Raimi
genre:
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

You’d think director Ivan Nagy, Heidi Fleiss’ex-boyfriend, would have some powerful leverage in Hollywood. But he skips the A list to cast Traci Lords and Ricki Lake in this Silence of the Lambs rip-off. Skinner‘s really a showcase for Ted Raimi, who, as a loner who makes himself an XXL coat out of Lake’s landlady, almost brings coherence to this direct-to-video film’s disjointed plot. Too bad Nagy didn’t have any blackmail material on a good sound engineer: Lousy looping and miserable miking make much of the movie unintelligible. B-

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