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American Skin (2021)

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AMERICAN SKIN weaves a layered story in the tradition of Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon, that follows a Black Iraqi War Vet, who after being denied of a fair trial following the shooting death of his teenage son (and only child) by a white police officer, desperately seeks justice and accountability for his son's death.

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Cast

Omari Hardwick
as Omar 'Derwood' Scott
Theo Rossi
as Officer Dominic Reyes
Beau Knapp
as Officer Mike Randall
Hunter Bodine
as Officer Dell
Wolfgang Bodison
as Captain Eugene Morris
Dominic Bogart
as Dylan James Boland
James C. Burns
as Chief Russell Mosier
Dylan James Boland
as SWAT Operator
Markina Brown
as News Anchor
Carl Collanus
as Police Officer
Tony Espinosa
as Kajani Jefferson
Mel Fair
as Newscaster #1
Rick Gifford
as County Prosecutor
Evan Dodge
as James Randall
Milauna Jackson
as Tayana Jefferson
AnnaLynne McCord
as Shane Paul McGhie
Shane Paul McGhie
as Jordin King
Mo McRae
as Michelle M. Miracle
Ryan Mulkay
as Officer Hollander
Kristen O'Meara
as Newscaster 4
Nate Parker
as Lincoln 'Linc' Jefferson
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Critic Reviews for American Skin

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (10)

A smart move to get Spike Lee involved as a producer, as it's right in his wheelhouse...we should really be paying attention to this issue.

March 15, 2021 | Full Review…

American Skin is worth seeing, for the issues Parker seeks to address, even if it only partially works in leaving a mark.

January 14, 2021 | Full Review…
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Instead of lending immediacy, the padded-out documentary conceit only spotlights the stiltedness, and Parker falls short of building credible drama out of urgent issues.

January 14, 2021 | Full Review…

Infuriatingly manipulative and insufferably preachy, "American Skin" examines the cultural issues tearing apart our nation and reduces them to cheap theatrics.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

"American Skin" is a jagged symphony of false notes, each one struck with a sledgehammer.

September 3, 2019 | Full Review…

A self-serving call to action that tries to hide its basic incompetence behind a veil of righteous fury.

September 3, 2019 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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