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The Skulls Review

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

  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    So ludicrous in so many different ways it achieves a kind of forlorn grandeur.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    When it comes to being brainless, The Skulls is at the head of the class.

  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    A fast, slick, outlandish fiasco that starts out well and then seems to drop right off a cliff.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Antielitist, anti-hypocrisy, pro-feel-good entertainment.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Dumb, but some teens will enjoy it anyway.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this PG-13 rated movie's bone-crunching violence is probably too much for those under thirteen and sensitive younger teens. Parents may also want to discuss secret societies/fraternities/sororities and hazing with their children.

  • Families can talk about what makes a good thriller.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Quite a lot, including murder, car wrecks, punching, and shooting. Surveillance cameras and bugs in Luke's room add to the constant ominous conspiratorial overtones.

  • sex false3

    Sex: It's implied that two characters have sex in the shower. Women are brought to a Skulls pledge event, presumably for sexual favors.

  • language false3

    Language: Some strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Some smoking and drinking.