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Skinwalkers (2007)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 37
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 32

Skinwalkers is an atrociously-acted project whose unoriginal and ineptly-staged action sequences remind viewers of far better werewolf and action movies.

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Average Rating: 3/10
Critic Reviews: 13
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 12

Skinwalkers is an atrociously-acted project whose unoriginal and ineptly-staged action sequences remind viewers of far better werewolf and action movies.

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His 13th birthday fast drawing near, an unsuspecting young boy on the verge of a remarkable transformation remains completely unaware that an ancient prophecy is set to be fulfilled with the rising of the red moon. To most folks, 12-year-old Timmy (Matthew Knight) would seem an average adolescent with a bright future on the horizon. In the tiny town of Huguenot, however, nothing is as it seems. As Timmy's health rapidly begins to take a turn for the worse, his concerned mother, Rachel (Rhona

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A throwback to workmanlike '70s and '80s-era low-budget action thrillers.

August 14, 2007 Full Review Source: AV Club
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Skinwalkers is never able to escape its fundamental preposterousness. You've seen worse, but, trust me, you've seen better.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Comment (1)
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On the fright scale, this pack of werewolves ranks below a basket of puppies.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
Newark Star-Ledger
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Yawningly directed by Jim Isaac, Skinwalkers is a slavering mess that buries its clunky addiction metaphor beneath a welter of genre clichés, all delivered in extra-slow motion.

August 11, 2007
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The problem with most werewolf movies isn't that they're derivative, but that they're badly written, badly acted, or just plain silly. Skinwalkers hits the trifecta: all three apply.

August 11, 2007 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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The only thing more boring than a vampire with moral issues about biting people in the neck is a werewolf who'd rather become fully human than howl at the moon once a month.

August 10, 2007 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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It's obvious at times that Skinwalkers tries to emulate Kathryn Bigelow's awesome vampire western Near Dark, but without kickass character actors like Bill Paxton and Lance Henriksen onboard, it ain't the same.

July 7, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

in the absence of tension, laughs, thrills, scares or anything like complexity, there is nothing here for viewers to sink their fangs into. The only real note of menace...is a hint at the end that there may be a sequel.

September 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

stinks like a mangy animal's fetid coat

November 27, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Even the special effects aren't very special.

September 22, 2007 Full Review Source: Jam! Movies
Jam! Movies

Admittedly, there's something about a bunch of hot-looking Goth-type vampires on motorcycles that has, well, a little bite to it.

August 29, 2007 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Kudos to the ad campaign, but nuts to everyone else involved in this snuffly, histrionic werewolves-at-war-with-one-another yawner.

August 25, 2007 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

This werewolf flick is all bark and no bite.

August 22, 2007 Full Review Source: IGN Movies
IGN Movies

If lots and lots of shooting and wrassling and growling turns your crank, then you might have a good time with Skinwalkers; otherwise, it's a total snore.

August 20, 2007 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Indistiguishable from either the horror or action product that routinely comes out of the straight-to-video pipeline.

August 19, 2007 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

The film may have suffered some bad buzz earlier on, but it's far better than most of the other werewolf offerings.

August 17, 2007 Full Review Source: Hollywood.com
Hollywood.com

One of the year's more pleasant surprises.

August 17, 2007
Reel.com

In Skinwalkers, there are two kinds of skinwalkers. Some see their bloodlust as a curse, and others, more colorfully, "embrace the power of the beast."

August 16, 2007 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

To borrow that immortal self-critiquing line from director James Isacc's own Jason X, 'This sucks on so many levels.'

August 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Not only is this a seriously goofy werewolf movie -- but they snipped out most of the juicy bits in order to earn a PG-13 rating. Gotta love it.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: FEARnet
FEARnet

Skinwalkers wears its B-movie badness on its sleeve like a badge of honor.

August 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

A werewolf movie so bad it merits a silver bullet.

August 11, 2007 Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion
One Guy's Opinion

Audience Reviews for Skinwalkers

well it doesnt leave much to the imagination!!
its alrght movie with alright fight sequences but its just predictable and annoyingly boring in some places!
February 6, 2010
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Film Crazy

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I love werewolf and vampire movies, my fav, but this is kind disappointing. The story is stretched, a boy must survive to his 12th or 13th birthday so he can 'cure' the werewolf curse, some want this some dont. But the ending makes this kinda unimportant seeing as its up to the individual werewolf wether he wants to be cured or not. The effects are Stan Winston so they're hot but nothing special, Im afraid there's just nothing new to do with vamps and werewolfs now, its all been done. This is very average really there's nothing outstanding and the cast is pretty mudane too.
July 18, 2009
phubbs1

Super Reviewer

A low budget werewolf film with a good idea but poor execution. The werewolves look quite odd and the plot is far too simple and obvious. Gingersnaps or Dog Soldiers are much better!
March 29, 2009
Deano78

Super Reviewer

This werewolf movie is really average with much-needed makeover with the hair. It doesn?t make sense to me in the story of finding the cure belong to a 13-year-old boy so the different groups between good and bad Skinwalkers are fighting each other to protect or kill the innocent boy.
March 30, 2008
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