American Skin

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"It's Time To Change The Narrative."
  • R
  • 2021
  • 6.8  (3,163)
  • 24

In the crime drama American Skin, aLincoln Jefferson (Nate Parker), a recently divorced U.S. Marine (and Iraq war veteran), gets a job working as a janitor at a mostly white private school, which enables him to get his son, Kajani Jefferson (Tony Espinosa), into that school so that he doesn't have to suffer the same fate as other black students. Late one night, after picking his son up from a friend's house in a prestigious, all-white neighbourhood, they are pulled over by police. During the traffic stop, which is recorded on body- and dashcams, the boy is shot and killed in front of Jefferson by one of the officers, Mike Randall (Beau Knapp). One year later, a documentary film crew, led by student filmmaker Jordin King (Shane Paul McGhie), requests an interview with Jefferson at the same time as the Grand Jury's decision on the guilt or innocence of Officer Randall is to be televised. After it is announced that Randall has been cleared of wrongdoing without having to face trial, violence erupts in the city. The police captain pleads with the deceased boy’s mother asking her to make a public statement calling for calm. 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.

American Skin
American Skin
American Skin

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In the crime drama American Skin, aLincoln Jefferson (Nate Parker), a recently divorced U.S. Marine (and Iraq war veteran), gets a job working as a janitor at a mostly white private school, which enables him to get his son, Kajani Jefferson (Tony Espinosa), into that school so that he doesn't have to suffer the same fate as other black students.

Late one night, after picking his son up from a friend's house in a prestigious, all-white neighbourhood, they are pulled over by police. During the traffic stop, which is recorded on body- and dashcams, the boy is shot and killed in front of Jefferson by one of the officers, Mike Randall (Beau Knapp).

One year later, a documentary film crew, led by student filmmaker Jordin King (Shane Paul McGhie), requests an interview with Jefferson at the same time as the Grand Jury's decision on the guilt or innocence of Officer Randall is to be televised. After it is announced that Randall has been cleared of wrongdoing without having to face trial, violence erupts in the city. The police captain pleads with the deceased boy’s mother asking her to make a public statement calling for calm. 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.

American Skin is a 2021 drama. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 24.

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  • Release Date
    2021
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (3,163)
  • Metascore
    24