Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
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Metascore®Mixed or average reviewsbased on a weighted average of allcritic review scores.
A very goofy movie that makes sense only to the screenwriter and his next of kin.
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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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.
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."
An elegantly mounted ghost story that's steeped plenty of dank Louisiana atmosphere.
For anyone zombified by creaky thriller clichés, Skeleton is a fine little shot in the head.
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