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The Skeleton Key Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    47

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal

    A very goofy movie that makes sense only to the screenwriter and his next of kin.

  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    One of those movies that explains too much while it is explaining too little, and leaves us with a surprise at the end that makes more sense the less we think about it. But the movie's mastery of technique makes up for a lot.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Director Iain Softley employs intriguing camera angles to heighten some of the suspense. It's too bad the movie goes over the top and falls apart in the last third.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    For all its dark, Gothic intentions and supernatural twists, it lacks the emotional and intellectual punch of similarly themed films, most notably Alejandro Amenábar's "The Others."

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    An elegantly mounted ghost story that's steeped plenty of dank Louisiana atmosphere.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    For anyone zombified by creaky thriller clichés, Skeleton is a fine little shot in the head.

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