12 critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 72.Jesse Green
The New York Times
"For a play with serious matters on its mind, 'Skintight' is packed with jokes — droll ones, smart ones, silly ones, and some that are quite moving. The men may have all the laugh lines, but Menzel is marvelous at giving Jodi’s annoying smothering-mother the plaintive air of someone who feels completely at a loss in a world she never dreamed of...The play has no plot, in a conventional sense, which makes it feel loose and baggy...But let’s not take all the fun out of this smart play."
Time Out New York
"Harmon gets good mileage out of Jewish anxiety and discomfort; he is not afraid to make his main characters intensely abrasive. And Daniel Aukin’s staging gets laughs where it should...But the play is so tightly corseted by its central concern—'What is so great about hot?'—that its characters don’t have enough room to breathe. It makes good points, but as a human story, it seldom digs beyond skin-deep."
“Skintight” was also reviewed by Barbara Schuler of Newsday, Elysa Gardner of New York Stage Review, Max McGuinness of Financial Times (UK), Joe Dziemianowicz of New York Daily News, Matt Windman of AM New York, Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Hofler of The Wrap, Robert Sholiton of Gotham Playgoer, and Steven Suskin of New York Stage Review.
The show was also reviewed by 82 Show-Score members, whose collective ShowScore is a weighted average of 78.
Top five adjectives describing the show:
Great acting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Relevant
See it if…"You like entertaining, meaningful relationship plays, well-acted, directed and produced. The cast is brilliant - great scenes and moments."
See it if…"You enjoy finding humor in heart-breaking situations or complex characters who are often both right and wrong."
Don't see it if…"You're offended by (near) nudity or frank discussions of sex."
See it if…"You've enjoyed Joshua Harmon's previous plays or are interested in an exploration of youth and beauty."
Don't see it if…"Raunchy jokes and partial nudity make you uncomfortable or if you expect Idina to sing."
Note: The ShowScore displayed above is current as of right now, and may be different from the ShowScore when the article was published.